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John Hinderaker
PowerLineBlog.COM -- Minneapolis
Apple Valley, MN

http://www.powerlineblog.com
powerlinefeedback@gmail.com
Apple Valley, MN
Work: 612-220-1060


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Summary:
trio of conservative political lawyer-bloggers; notable for muted rhetoric and fact-based commentary

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UPDATE:
On Oct. 3, 2007, former Oakland, Calif., TV anchor Leslie Griffth authored a commentary about Dan Rather's suit against CBS over his departure following "Memogate."

The Media Giraffe Project's Bill Densmore interviewed conservative U.S. political blogger John Hinderaker in his Minneapolis, Minn., law office on Sept. 14, 2005. To the right is a link to an MP3 audio download (23MB) of the 51-minute interview. In it, Hinderaker discusses why he and his two partners launched the PowerlineBlog, how they put it together, the effects of blogs on the spread of news, why advertising may sustain blogs, how PowerLine helped bring down Dan Rather over allegedly forged documents about President Bush's military record; the future of journalism (and what defines journalism), and advice to young adults about starting out in journalism.

There is also a 15-minute version of the interview, focusing on the CBS "Memogate" affair.

UPDATES:
On Sept. 19, 2007, Dan Rather sued CBS over its handling of "Rathergate."

UPDATES / RESOURCES:
Washington Post story about the suit
Download PDF of suit (32 pages, via NYTimes)
New York University's Jay Rosen comments

FROM THE POWERLINE WEBSITE:

John H. Hinderaker is a lawyer with a nationwide litigation practice. For more than 10 years Hinderaker has written with his former law partner Scott Johnson on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. Both Hinderaker and Johnson are fellows of the Claremont Institute. Their articles have appeared in National Review, The American Enterprise, American Experiment Quarterly, and newspapers from Florida to California. The Claremont Institute has archived many of their articles here. Mr. Hinderaker lives with his family in Apple Valley, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

Scott W. Johnson is a Minneapolis attorney. For more than 10 years Johnson has written with his former law partner John H. Hinderaker on public policy issues including income inequality, income taxes, campaign finance reform, affirmative action, welfare reform, and race in the criminal justice system. Both Johnson and Hinderaker are fellows of the Claremont Institute. Their articles have appeared in National Review, The American Enterprise, American Experiment Quarterly, and newspapers from Florida to California. The Claremont Institute has archived many of their articles here. Johnson lives with his family in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Minnesota Law School. He can be reached by phone at (612)414-6464.

Paul Mirengoff is an attorney in Washington, D.C. He is a 1971 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 1974 graduate of Stanford Law School. He has two daughters and lives with his family in Bethesda, Maryland. Paul supports Everton FC of the English Premier Soccer League, as well as the Washington Redskins, the Washington Wizards, and the University of Maryland basketball team.

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