Dan Gainor, The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, is a veteran editor with two decades’ experience in print and online media. He has served as an editor at several newspapers including The Washington Times and The Baltimore News-American. Mr. Gainor also has extensive experience in online publishing – holding the position of managing editor for CQ.com, the Web site of Congressional Quarterly, and executive editor for ChangeWave, published by Phillips International. He has worked in financial publishing in his last two positions, launching new services for ChangeWave and Agora Inc. Mr. Gainor holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore. As an undergraduate, he majored in political science and history at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Mr. Gainor volunteers as a media and issues speaker with the Close-Up Foundation.

Latest from Dan Gainor
October 21, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT
Lefty protests filled with anti-Americans, Communists, Socialists and Anarchists who all want 'revolution' and to 'f*** the USA.'
October 19, 2011, 9:49 AM EDT

There’s a diagram floating around the Internet that claims to show areas of agreement between Tea Party protesters and the Occupy Wall Street crowd. It’s an idea supported by some pundits and media types as well. Even the president chimed in foolishly on the issue.

According to Obama, Occupy Wall Street isn’t all that different from the Tea Party. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he told ABC’s Jake Tapper. But that’s like saying the Russian and American revolutions were the same, when one led to a Socialist dictatorship and the other led to more freedom than any nation has ever had. Ohio Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich told CNN “I met with Tea Party people from the Cleveland area. And frankly they have a lot in common with the people who are occupying Wall Street around the country.” Time magazine tried a similar approach, asking the question: “Occupy Wall Street: A Tea Party for the Left?” The anti-American, Russian state-sponsored RT even found one Tea Party person to draw a connection. But that doesn’t make it true.

October 12, 2011, 9:05 AM EDT

As the Occupy Everything crowd marches in dozens of cities nationwide, it’s obvious their goal is nothing less than “global revolution.” It’s the phrase that headlines the live video feed. It’s the sentiment that flows through their entire series of events – from signs to guest speakers. Egyptian speaker Mohammed Ezzeldin encouraged the crowd with comments such as “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” and “Long live revolution.” One-time comedienne Roseanne Barr simply called for bankers to be “beheaded.”

But anarchists, socialists, anti-capitalists and Hollywood idiots chanting “Vive la revolution” isn’t big news. What is news is that the news industry is behind them. This isn’t simply the case of select individuals in journalism supporting the protests. They always do. The Washington Post ran four separate pro-Occupier op-eds in the Sunday Oct. 9, paper. And that’s just on one day. CNN’s Roland Martin called the protesters “American patriots.” The big news here is that two separate news unions, including the newspaper guild, the recognized union for many print and online journalists, and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) are fully behind the radical message of Occupy Wall Street.

October 11, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT
Two separate journalism guilds back radical protest movement, but none question their ethics.
October 7, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

Occupy Wall Street might not just be for smelly hippies any more. Major unions and some high-priced Hollywood stars and starlets are throwing their support to the protest. But that’s not enough.

During the live video feed of the protest Thursday afternoon, a woman who identified herself as “Beth Bogart,” stopped by the media table and expressed concern they would get “overwhelmed.” She offered her aid as a former “journalist” and experienced media expert to deal with the media inquiries. Could it be the same Beth Bogart who worked for decades handling lefty PR at Fenton Communications?

October 3, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT
Real pain for some lies beneath the anger, angst and media love.
September 28, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT
Left and media bash civilization from dams to pipelines.
September 15, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT
Will networks report massive cost for failed program?
September 14, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT
Who cares if journalists spin the news, as long as they get their man.
September 8, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT
Obama prepares to do more of the same and networks are ready to say 'yes we can.'
August 31, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

Journalists help left attack right-wing politicians in most despicable ways.

August 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT
Political, media powers angry at grassroots Americans for getting involved.
August 15, 2011, 6:08 PM EDT

From Christiane Amanpour at ABC to Jill Abramson at New York Times, billionaire has influence on prominent people in media.

August 15, 2011, 4:59 PM EDT
Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism
August 15, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT
Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism
August 11, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

Misreporting of economy is due to mix of errors, spin and total BS.

August 4, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
President talks 39 times more about himself than he does the debt.
July 6, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT

New survey calls for global governance and possible national energy caps.

July 1, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT
July 4 is a good time to show appreciation to men and women who risk everything for us.
July 1, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

July 4 is a good time to show appreciation to men and women who risk everything for us.