What They’re Saying About NRO
They like us. They really like us.


“National Review Online, the Internet iteration of William F. Buckley’s venerable National Review, is the smartest, sassiest, most-enjoyable-to-read conservative site on the web today…. Fans can, and do, visit NRO’s cleanly designed site throughout the day for fresh and frequently updated news and analysis from leading conservative commentators like John Podhoretz, Stephen Moore, Ramesh Ponnuru, and, of course, William F. Buckley Jr. The glue that holds all this churning content together is Jonah Goldberg’s ‘G-File,’ an often laugh-out-loud funny attack on everything PC…. Political professionals…could learn a great deal from the NRO website…. [NRO is] updated with fresh, well-written content throughout the day, driven by a clear and consistent political agenda, and helmed by editors who aren’t afraid to use the Internet’s first-to-press potential to get out in front of the pack with buzz-worthy stories and analysis.”

“…National Review Online, hands down one of the smartest translations of a magazine brand to the real-time P2P ethos of the Web. Okay, so editors Jonah Goldberg and Rich Lowry get just a bit apoplectic now and then about the fact that they share the same cosmos with Bill and Hillary. We say NRO does wacky and repressed right-wing better than anybody…even Trent Lott.”
min’s New Media Report

“Unlike most websites, like the Standard’s or New Republic’s, which simply post a partial list of that week’s print stories, National Review Online present up-to-the-minute commentary, sort of like the rapid-response tactics that successful political campaigns employ.”
New York Press

“…quick-off-the-mark…[uses] pop culture as the hook for drawing readers who may not be addicted to politics.”
The Washington Post

“[NRO]…tries to be the Internet’s smart, hip, conservative voice, and it often pulls off this complicated task with great verve.”
The Christian Science Monitor

“…an excellent site that is updated constantly and frequently breaks news that the print magazine’s bi-weekly schedule makes difficult.”
Columbia Journalism Review

“NR has by far the best political online operation going today…with frequent daily news and opinion dispatches.”
New York Press

“The kids in Mr. Buckley’s basement are just as conservative as the old right-wing general, but they make a lot more noise. The National Review Online is in our estimation one of the few magazine brands that really gets the Web. Its format leverages the brand online by reaching beyond the company’s print style and traditional audience.”
min’s New Media Report

“…National Review’s Richard Lowry, John J. Miller, and Ramesh Ponnuru are using the web to create [a] national alternative newspaper, which publish[es] early and often…”
The New York Times

“This is not your father’s National Review…hipper offspring of its paper-bound namesake…interesting and provocative…”
Committee of Concerned Journalists

“In general, National Review Online’s McCain coverage (or, rather, anti-McCain coverage) has been cutting, and a few hours ahead of everyone else…”
Mickey Kaus, Slate

“In depth, with quite a few weekly columns…well designed.”
Scripps Howard News Service

“Most online versions of print magazines are place mats — a logo stamped over a table of contents. A busy-bee exception is, the bratty cyber-twin of the conservative biweekly founded by William F. Buckley Jr.”
Vanity Fair

“There’s plenty of conservative thought on the National Review Online, as well as the kind of tireless Bill Clinton and Al Gore bashing you would expect.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

“Considering how many thousands of journalists were credentialed by the Republican and Democratic conventions, the quality of American reportage was abysmal. The American media have turned into a schmoozing herd of sappy clones, rarely deviating from the cocktail-hour party line lest they compromise their future job prospects. In my opinion, top honors for political commentary this summer unquestionably go to Jonah Goldberg, online editor of National Review. His deftly written pieces were always fresh, smart, independent and often scathingly funny.”
Camille Paglia,