Dan Gainor, the T. Boone Pickens Fellow and Vice President for Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, is a veteran editor whose work has been published or cited in the following media: Congressional Quarterly.com, Investor’s Business Daily, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Post, Washington Times, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune, Dateline Washington, Janet Parshall’s America, Chuck Harder Show, Thom Hartmann Show, American Family Radio, CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” CNN’s “Paula Zahn Now” and Fox’s “Hannity & Colmes” and “Fox Business Live.”  Mr. Gainor holds a B.A. in political science and history, an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a master’s in publications design from the University of Baltimore.

My Articles

September 8, 2008, 12:22 PM EDT
Convention time just ended for journalists, and they are on edge about the future. Not the political conventions – the annual Society of Professional Journalists event. With ad dollars shrinking and job losses mounting, the future they are most concerned with is their own. Media outlets are changing to survive, and those changes could move journalism even further to the left.            
September 2, 2008, 4:51 PM EDT
Hollywood has been a liberal bastion for decades. Like the movies, pop music has been a leader for left-wing causes from Woody Guthrie in the ’30s to anti-Vietnam War folkies like Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger.   The musicians that have followed in those left-leaning footsteps have read like a Who’s Who (or just The Who) of the music industry – Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Madonna and Hannah Montana.  
August 25, 2008, 3:51 PM EDT
The American economy is a “disaster.” The media have been singing that song for at least a year. When a presidential candidate recites the refrain, it’s news.   Or it should be.   But in the election of 2008, such a ridiculous claim earned Democratic Sen. Barack Obama compliments from the mainstream media, not well-deserved critique.  
August 18, 2008, 1:14 PM EDT
It is a matter of liberal orthodoxy that abortion is all about choice.   Nothing could be further from the truth. Liberals support choice when it’s choice they agree with. The second that changes, they call for government mandates. No choice, just following orders.
August 11, 2008, 10:37 AM EDT
“Welcome to the four-day working week,” with apologies to Elvis Costello. That’s right, the four-day work week has arrived – at least according to the media and assorted politicians. High gas prices have given way to a new kind of highway robbery as taxpayers are left with no real choice. They either get a 25-percent increase in taxes or a 20-percent cut in services.  
August 5, 2008, 2:52 PM EDT
Six years.   That’s how long it took for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac crisis to grow from warning sign to $25-billion bailout.