Rockanomics Tries To Recalibrate The Politics Of, Um, Rocking

Oct 15th, 2008 // 9 Comments

Tired of Idolator’s lefty streak? Wish Rolling Stone leaned further to the right? Adore Ted Nugent’s politics as much as his chops? Well, Rockanomics, a new conservative music news and opinion site, will soon be here to help. “In addition to music reviews and downloads, the site features technology reviews, videos, interviews, articles, analysis of national events and pop culture, trivia, discussions, blogs and a special 9/11 remembrance,” according to a press release. And let’s be real: No matter how much I may disagree with this new site’s thrust (meaning its politics), as 9/11 remembrances go, there’s simply no way Rockanomics could possibly be as tasteless as this ad for non-circulating Liberian currency.

In the site’s introductory video, Rockanomics founder Rob Stanley introduces us to his upcoming relaunch:

And you can bet we’ll be taking on pathetic magazines, newspapers, bands, so-called journalists that constantly slam the country and the president, the global warming quagmire, terrorists sympathizers, conspiracy theorists, and low-life politicians that undermine our country. They’re all fair game. Plus, there’s some great trivia, discussions, blogs, and a special 9/11 tribute and remembrance, because too many people have forgotten.

As a so-called journalist, I’m skeptical Stanley will offer much in the way of “new” analysis of either music or politics, but he’s neither the Internet’s first nor last loudmouth, and it would be churlish to begrudge him his shot at making something of it just because I don’t happen to agree with a single thing he says. Good luck, Rob Stanley, and may the free-market economy be with you, because right now it sure as hell doesn’t look like it’ll be anywhere else for a while.

Rock Music and Conservative News Now Available at One Site: [PR Web]

  1. Dickdogfood

    Can we send him a synthpop-band-o-gram?

  2. BawstonSean

    Can we leave a bag of flaming poo on his doorstep?

  3. AL

    does anyone have info about what was before this re-launch?

  4. Lax Danja House

    “The stock market rebounded and soared.”

    Wow, this guy really knows his shit.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @AL: a slightly more cluttered version of its current incarnation:


  6. Cos

    I know rock fans come from all stripes, but which artists are they going to praise? You can only profile Kid Rock and Ted Nugent and 3 Doors Down so many times.

    I know plenty of right wingers who love Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. To skewer them for their politics seems kinda dumb.

  7. Anonymous

    “Victory in Iraq? Of course” Not sure what they were referring to with that one…

  8. Clevertrousers

    Does he know that MIA’s father was a TERRORIST? What a douche.

  9. Anonymous

    That’s as unnatural as Christian rap.

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