Lefty Blogger: Jade Helm Protesters ‘Punking the National Media’

May 12th, 2015 10:28 AM
Mainstream pundits generally have seen the protests over Jade Helm 15 as an embarrassment to conservatives, but blogger Leslie Savan of The Nation suggested in a Friday post that looking silly now may benefit the right in the long run. The Jade Helm uproar, opined Savan, “is like Obamacare death panels, or Sharia law coming to a court near you, or fluoride in the water supply. It doesn’t matter…

Nation Writer: Colbert Showed 'How Right-Wing Psychology Works'

December 19th, 2014 10:10 PM
Leslie Savan writes that “as a character, and not merely a critic, of the right, [Stephen] Colbert held a unique key to the riddle of modern conservatism: How do they keep getting away with it? Why have so many conservatives turned into such small-minded haters and deniers of science, of reality?”

Blogger: Conservatives Can’t See That Sharpton’s No Longer ‘Radical'

December 11th, 2014 9:37 PM
The Nation’s Leslie Savan alleges that conservatives still are fixated on the image of the Rev. Al as “a radical and a race hustler,” and opines that “because he’s the best-known single figure in the growing protest movement, the right will blame him for any violence.”

Nation Media Blogger: Nets 'Afraid of the Far Right,' Tea Party Guests

July 10th, 2014 10:12 PM
When TV’s Sunday-morning political chat shows book conservative guests, maybe they’re just trying to be evenhanded, but The Nation media blogger Leslie Savan opined in a Tuesday post that often the programs do it so that the right will be less likely to badger them about their liberal bias. As Savan put it, “Sometimes seeking balance is really a plea to call off the dogs.” What riled up Savan…

Radical Left Amazed MSNBC Can Be 'So Unabashedly Left-Liberal and Surv

March 2nd, 2014 7:38 AM
They love MSNBC at the hard-left magazine The Nation. Their writers – Ari Melber and Melissa Harris-Perry – have become MSNBC “talent.” Still, in an article on "MSNBC And Its Discontents,"  former Village Voice advertising critic Leslie Savan admitted there that “The daily, hour-long format, often featuring hosts from other MSNBC shows and a familiar rotation of guest pundits can be mind-…

The Nation: Prominent CPAC Speakers All Sound like Joe Stack

February 23rd, 2010 12:03 AM
We've seen the likes of Time Magazine, MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Newsweek link the Joe Stack airplane attack to the conservative movement.  But in an interesting twist, a political blogger for The Nation has inexplicably linked Stack to several players at the recent CPAC convention - including Tim Pawlenty, Scott Brown, and most notably Glenn Beck.  Leslie Savan wastes little time delving…