Mollie Hemingway

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Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is an American journalist and political commentator. She is currently a senior editor at the online magazine The Federalist. Previously, her work has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, CNN, RealClearPolitics, National Review, and Christianity Today.[1][2] She has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, MSNBC, and Newsmax TV.[3][4][5][6]

Early life and career

Hemingway was born in Denver, Colorado. Her father was a Lutheran pastor and her mother was a school teacher. She earned a degree in economics at the University of Colorado.[7]

Her first job in journalism was at the weekly trade magazine Radio and Records, which she described as, "an answer-the-phone and get-coffee kind of job, you know, take the faxes off the fax machine type of thing.”

In 2002, she moved to Gannet Publishing, where she worked at the Federal Times. She describes how her work there helped her shape her political views, writing about big government and its, “waste, fraud and mismanagement.”

She married Mark Hemingway, a senior writer for The Weekly Standard and worked as a freelance writer, contributing to many publications including the Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Ricochet, particularly writing about religion-related topics and was one of the founding members of The Federalist.[7]

Reception

Charlotte Hays of the Independent Women's Forum described her as, "a lightning rod in the debates about feminism and religious liberty" and, "a big deal in conservative-leaning intellectual circles of the nation’s capital."[8]

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank criticized conservative panelists, including Hemingway, for concluding in a discussion that marriage overall is good for women. Hemingway responded with her own column, "Dana Milbank Is Incoherent On Marriage", which was described by Rare contributor Kevin Steel as, "In it, she picked apart Milbank’s assumptions about marriage, and about what women want, piece by painful piece, with solid data and arguments." Hemingway wrote another column later that year criticizing Milbank, “Friends Don’t Let Friends Read Dana Milbank".[7][9]

Hemingway has been described as a, "scourge of lazy journalists", attacking in her columns, "NPR’s Terry Gross, Esquire‘s Charles Pierce and The New York TimesCharles Blow, to name a few of the mugshots." She has also criticized Vox executive editor Matt Yglesias in her article, "19 different obvious and avoidable screw-ups by Vox’s executive editor Matt Yglesias."[7]

References

  1. "Mollie Hemingway, Author at The Federalist". The Federalist. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Mollie Hemingway | Author | RealClearPolitics". www.realclearpolitics.com. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Mollie Hemingway: Emotional Immigration Stories Shouldn't Dictate Policy". Newsmax. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Mollie Hemingway: CNBC Moderators Were Ill-Prepared". Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Sentinel, Orlando. "Megyn Kelly, Larry King, Nate Silver: Sunday guests". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Hemingway: Donald Trump Should Make Mike Rowe His Veep". Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Meet Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, scourge of lazy journalists". Rare. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Hays, Charlotte. "IWF -Portrait of a Modern Feminist: Mollie Hemingway". www.iwf.org. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Milbank, Dana (2014-03-31). "Dana Milbank: Conservatives to women: Lean back". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-05-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>