Center honors Monica Crowley, spotlights ‘new media’ and mainstream bias at Mightier Pen event

Monica CrowleyCenter for Security Policy | Dec 17, 2012

    On December 11, 2012 the Center for Security Policy honored radio host and bestselling author Monica Crowley with the Mightier Pen Award and hosted its annual National Security and New Media Conference. Frank Gaffney and Andy McCarthy introduced Ms. Crowley.


The Mightier Pen Award recognizes journalists who promote the need for robust US national security policies through the indispensability of American strength to preserving international peace. As a political and foreign affairs analyst, Monica Crowley has been a long-standing supporter of the Center’s belief that America’s national power must be preserved and properly used; for it holds a unique global role in maintaining peace and stability. Ms Crowley’s new book, What the (Bleep) Just Happened?, asks the questions that are on the minds of Americans today and makes the case for a “great American comeback,” including a return to the security posture that made America great.



In addition to the Mightier Pen Award, the Center’s National Security and New Media Conference brought together some of the the most experienced and provocative voices in journalism to address several problems in mainstream media reporting on national security topics, with an emphasis on the recent presidential election.


PANEL ONE: Beyond Bias: The Mainstream Media

Outraged.  That’s how Americans feel about the performance of the  mainstream media in the 2012 election season.  From the New York Times  to the networks, CNN and of course, MSNBC, they have now moved far  beyond their role as impartial journalists into active political  operatives.  What happens to a nation when the mainstream media  overwhelmingly become the propagandists for the Left? Featured  panelists:

  • Richard Miniter: Columnist, Forbes Magazine and New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist;
  • Bill  Gertz: Senior Editor, Washington Free Beacon, Columnist, Washington  Times and Best-selling author of six books on national security; and
  • Andrew  McCarthy: Columnist, National Review Online and PJMedia, Executive  Director, Philadelphia David Horowitz Freedom Center and Former chief  prosecutor in the 1993 WTC bombing

Moderator: Fred Grandy



PANEL TWO: To the Rescue: The New Media

The election was the worst of times for the old mainstream media –  but the best of times for the independent new media investigative  reporters who are reinventing American journalism.  All our panelists  broke major stories during the campaign, as new media pioneers setting  the highest standards for professional journalism.  Can they and their  colleagues become the future of a free press in America? Featured  panelists:

  • Tiffany Gabbay: Assistant Editor, The Blaze;
  • Peter  Schweizer: Founder, Big Peace (; William J. Casey Fellow  at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; New York Times and  Washington Post best-selling author; and President, Government  Accountability Institute
  • John Nolte: Editor in Chief, Big Hollywood (

Moderator: Frank Gaffney



The Vetting: Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection

This July 19, 2012 conference “fulfills the late Andrew Breitbart’s promise to finally ‘vet’ the president. The diabolical dangers of Marxism and radical Islam must be exposed. It is time for the shocking truth about Obama and his agenda to emerge.”

Cliff Kinkaid



Topics include: Obama’s Saudi connection, Muslim communism, the Marxist-Islamist nexis, communist exploitation of blacks, Soros funding of Marxist groups, the dangers of foreign propaganda channels like Al-Jazeera and Russia Today, and the War on Cops.


  • Cliff Kincaid, President, America’s Survival,  Inc. Director, AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, on “Lenin and Sharia:  the Diabolical Threat.”
  • Paul Kengor, author of the new book, The Communist: Frank  Marshall Davis, the Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.
  • Joel  Gilbert, director, “Dreams from  My Real Father,” on Frank Marshall Davis as Obama’s real father
  • Konstantin  Preobrazhensky, former Soviet KGB  officer, on “Communists and Muslims.”
  • Ryan  Mauro, National  Security Analyst, / Clarion Fund, on “The War on the New York  City Police Department.”
  • Jeremy  Segal, blogger who  captured Obama ally Rep. Danny K. Davis on film discussing his acceptance of an  award from the Communist Party USA.
  • Larry  Grathwohl, former FBI informant  in the Weather Underground, on “Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and the ‘Race  Course Against White Supremacy.’”
  • Trevor Loudon, author, Barack Obama and the Enemies Within, on  Alice Palmer, the neglected communist agent in Obama’s life


For more detailed  information on the speakers and their topics click on this  pre-conference page  at.

The  National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street  Northwest in  Washington, D.C. and the event will be in the Murrow,  White &  Lisagor Rooms. A lunch will be provided and admission is free of  charge.   Attendees, including media, should please register with Phil Kent at or (404)   226-3549.