Kathleen Parker is a regular guest on NBC’s Meet the Press
Whether you agree with the politics of Kathleen Parker is irrelevant if you believe in good journalism, superb writing, intelligent and critical thinking. All of these words describe her and more.
If you don’t know or her and are not familiar with her work, Kathleen Parker is a center-right columnist for The Washington Post. Her columns are syndicated nationally and appear in more than 400 media outlets, both online and in print.
She is bold.
In a Q&A with Politico last year, the news organization asked her how she got her start in journalism?
Parker replied, “I walked into a publisher’s office and asked for a job. He was so shocked, he asked when I wanted to start.”
She never looked back.
Parker describes herself politically as “mostly right of center” and was the highest-scoring conservative pundit in a 2012 retrospective study of pundit prediction accuracy in 2008. Parker urged the 2016 Electoral College electors to be “unfaithful” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming President of the United States.
As most journalists, Kathleen Parker has been embroiled in a controversy or two.
During the 2008 U.S. presidential election Parker called on the Republican vice-presidential nominee, Governor Sarah Palin, to step down from the party ticket (the day before the Vice-Presidential debate), saying that a series of media interviews showed that Palin was “clearly out of her league”.
Parker received over 11,000 responses, mostly from conservatives critical of her opinion.
During the 2018 Brett Kavanaugh nomination to be a justice of the United States Supreme Court, Parker wrote a column advancing the theory that the alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford, was mistaken in her identification of Brett Kavanaugh, and that there must be a Kavanaugh doppelgänger. The doppelgänger theory was denounced as ludicrous and madness by multiple other Washington Post columnists, such as Max Boot, Erik Wemple, Jennifer Rubin, E. J. Dionne, and Avi Selk.
Kathleen Parker speaks her mind and makes no apologies.
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