By Michael Kranish | 09/12/2018 | 6:00amIn the months leading up to the election of President Donald Trump, the National Review ran an article titled “What Is the New National Review?”
(The article was titled “A New York Times Magazine: How Donald Trump Is Getting a Free Press.”)
In it, editor Rich Lowry called for a revival of the magazine, with its emphasis on “national security,” “free speech,” and “national unity.”
“We need to take back our national security from a group of political ideologues and corporate lobbyists,” Lowry wrote.
“We have a right to say what we want to say, we have a fundamental right to express it in the form of ideas.
We have a civil right to make our own political decisions, and we have the right to vote in the election.”
“It is not a question of if, but when,” Lowry said.
“It’s now or never.”
In the article, Lowry urged readers to “think about how you want to vote for the next president of the United States.”
“You can pick a candidate, but the real choice is who will be the most pro-American and pro-America-first president in our lifetime,” he wrote.
Lowry also called for the publication of a new editorial board, including “a conservative voice to defend the Constitution, a voice that will uphold the Constitution as written by our founders.”
In a piece titled “The First Amendment is dead,” Lowry described the “vast left” of the media as “dissenters” who “believe that the First Amendment was written for a different era.”
Lowry also suggested that “the media is the enemy of the American people,” arguing that “it has betrayed the people and betrayed the Constitution.” “
Our national security will be protected by the First and Fourth Amendments, and our freedom will be defended by the Second and Fifth.”
Lowry also suggested that “the media is the enemy of the American people,” arguing that “it has betrayed the people and betrayed the Constitution.”
“If you don’t have a voice, you don, too,” Lowry concluded.
“If the media is not owned and controlled by the people, then the people will become its enemy.”
National Review is owned by Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation, which includes Fox News, which was bought by AT&T for $85 billion in February 2018.
The magazine has long been criticized for its liberal bias.
Last year, the Washington Post reported that Lowry had warned of the “end of American democracy,” as well as the “threat of a return to authoritarianism” if conservatives continue to push for the appointment of conservative judges.
“I would expect that the president will do whatever is necessary to ensure that we are in a country in which the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments are upheld and that the government is accountable to its people, not to those in the media,” Lowry told The New York Post in December 2018.
“As I’ve said, we need to go back to the founding principles of this country, which is, we are all equal under the law, and that includes all the voices, not just the voice of the liberal media.”
Lowry, who is also a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, has previously warned of a “Trumpocalypse,” as he called for Trump to be impeached and replaced with someone who “will stand up to corporate power.”
In 2018, Lowry wrote that “we have reached a critical juncture” in American politics and that “We are no longer a country where a Republican president can pass legislation with a Republican majority in the House of Representatives.
That is not what America is.”