The Washington Free Beacon

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The Washington Free Beacon is the online publication of the self proclaimed "conservative advocacy group" the Center for American Freedom. According to its website, the publication is "dedicated to uncovering the stories that the professional left hopes will never see the light of day."[1]

Conservative 'Free Beacon' Fronts for Taiwan Lobby

The Free Beacon has multiple posts calling for more F-16 fighter jet sales to the island nation, and has branded skeptics of militarization as “pro-China” activists, according to The Nation. The site, however, fails to disclose the fact that its sponsor is a lobbyist for a firm dedicated to helping Taiwan advance its policy agenda. There is no disclosure on the Free Beacon website that its chairman, Michael Goldfarb, is paid to lobby for Taiwan and other interest groups.[2]

History

Michael Goldfarb, who in addition to writing also worked as deputy communications director for the John McCain presidential bid,[3] founded the Free Beacon with “several million dollars” in January of 2012, according to Politico.[4] The Free Beacon began publication on February 7, 2012.[5]

Personnel

Staff

  • Michael Goldfarb, Chairman
  • Matthew Continetti, Editor in Chief
  • Sonny Bunch, Managing Editor
  • Andrew Stiles, Digital Managing Editor
  • Robert Charette, Associate Editor
  • Bill Gertz, Senior Editor
  • Adam Kredo, Senior Writer
  • Alana Goodman, Staff Writer
  • Elizabeth Harrington, Staff Writer
  • Bill McMorris, Staff Writer
  • David Rutz, Video Editor

Contact

Email: comments@freebeacon.com

References

  1. About, The Washington Free Beacon, accessed July 30, 2012
  2. Lee Fang, Conservative 'Free Beacon' Fronts for Taiwan Lobby, The Nation, July 26, 2012
  3. William Kristol, (Bumped) Kristol: So long (for a while) to Michael Goldfarb,"Weekly Standard," June 2, 2008.
  4. Ben Smith, How to fight liberals: Imitate them, Politico, January 5, 2012
  5. Lee Fang, Conservative 'Free Beacon' Fronts for Taiwan Lobby, The Nation, July 26, 2012
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