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Kudos to DemocraticUnderground.com and DUer MallRat for this information:

"Aug. 9 issue - It's hard for white separatists to get a date. And not just for the reasons that you think. Part of the problem is that there are no whites-only dating services, says William Regnery, publisher of The Occidental Quarterly, a magazine that espouses white nationalism and whose statement of principles calls for limiting immigration to 'selected people of European ancestry.'

Regnery's now preparing to enter the market-- he recently announced the idea of a racially exclusive dating Web site in a letter to subscribers. He says he's worried about the declining percentage of whites in the population and hopes a dating site would increase the number of white families, 'since the survival of our race depends upon our people marrying, reproducing and parenting.'

Such fears tap into the 'common paranoid fantasy' of white separatists, says Mark Potok of the watchdog Southern Poverty Law Center.

But Regnery defends the whites-only matchmaking idea, insisting that it is no different from sites run for Jewish singles. 'I'm sure you're familiar with JDate,' he says, naming one Jewish-dating site. 'It's huge, and there are a variety of other ones for ethnic, religious special-interest groups.' For now, Regnery's project has no domain name and no start date. 'This is still a gleam in the eye of the beholder,' he says."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5560784/site/newsweek

DUer MallRat: William Regnery (to be accurate, he's William Regnery II, I believe) is the very same Regnery of Regnery Publishing, the house which printed, released, and pimped the Swiftboat Liars' book, "Unfit for Command."

This man, who espouses racial hatred and separatism, and his publishing company are also the proud publishers of Dennis Hastert's new book, "Speaker," Michelle Malkin's angry screed, "In Defense of Internment," Ann Coulter's "High Crimes and Misdemeanors," and Laura Ingraham's "Shut Up and Sing."

THIS HAS TO BREAK IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA, FOLKS. If your average American learns that A WHITE SUPREMACIST IS OPERATING THE LEVERS OF THE REPUBLICAN ATTACK MACHINE, the backlash against * could be irreparable.

Spread the word.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2226086

Me: It's presently not clear to me whether or not there is a direct link, or an indirect link (father/son), but regardless, it's pretty fascinating and telling information, in my opinion.

DTH

Originally posted to DTH on Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 08:41 AM PDT.

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  •  Recommended (none)
    I agree. Kossacks, take Starsky's advice, when it comes to recommending this diary: Do it. Do it.

    Idea:No Blood for Oil. Action:I use Biodiesel. site blog

    by KumarP on Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 01:04:34 PM PDT

    •  some background (none)
      from the Southern Poverty Law Center:

      William Regnery II, an heir to the Regnery publishing fortune who's a prime mover and shaker in white nationalism publishing, is moving into a new line of business: match-making for "heterosexual whites of Christian cultural heritage."

      In an appeal to potential investors titled "Population is Destiny," the famously reclusive Regnery wrote this March that the Caucasian dating service would be no ordinary money-making opportunity, but a chance to ensure "the survival of our race," which "depends upon our people marrying, reproducing and parenting."

      Regnery, who says he's long been concerned with a "tendency to bachelorhood" among white men, told the potential investors that his latest effort to save the white race would not stop with match-making.

      The dating service, he says, will be only the "first arrow in a business quiver" providing "services and products to whites."

      Promoting white nationalism is nothing new for Regnery -- or his family. His grandfather, William I, signed incorporation papers for the America First Committee, an organization that opposed fighting Nazi Germany in World War II. His father, Henry, created Regnery Publishing, one of the major purveyors of books by right-wing attack dogs like Anne Coulter and G. Gordon Liddy.

      William II has made his mark as a major fundraiser in radical right circles as the founder of the Charles Martel Society in 2001. The society publishes The Occidental Quarterly, an academic-looking journal filled with articles by white-supremacist luminaries such as Sam Francis, editor for the white supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens and Wayne Lutton of the hate group The Social Contract Press.

      The society is putting together conferences, summer schools and a speaker's bureau -- all designed to push Regnery's view that the white race is veering toward extinction.


      Now, he's an heir to the Regnery fortune, but that's not to say he runs the publishing company itself. still checking for more on that.
      •  nope (none)
        as far as I can tell, Regnery Publishing is a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, and the only Regnery listed among the executive management is Alfred:
        Alfred S. Regnery is President of Regnery Publishing, Inc. (Book Publishers), formerly Regnery Gateway, Inc., since 1993 a subsidiary of Eagle Publishing, Inc.. Regnery Publishing was founded in Chicago by Alfred's father, Henry Regnery, in 1947. Alfred is also a practicing attorney and is Of Counsel to the Washington Law firm of Keller and Heckman. He served as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Land and Natural Resources Division, both at the U.S. Department of Justice, between 1981 and 1986. Previously he served as Minority Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee and Chief Minority Counsel, Administrative Practice and Procedure Subcommittee. Prior to government service he practiced law for six years in Madison, Wisconsin.

        Mr. Regnery serves on the boards of directors of several corporations and non-profit organizations, including The Washington Bach Consort (President), Institute for International Studies, The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, The Phillips Foundation, and American Foreign Policy Council. He is chairman of the Foundation for American Studies, Washington, D.C., a grant making charitable foundation.

        Mr. Regnery is a graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School and Beloit College.


        That makes the racist the brother of the man publishing the SBVFT trash.

        What was awfully interesting from the same listing of Eagle's board of directors was seeing this bio:

        Pat Sajak
        For the past twenty years, Pat Sajak has been the host of television's Wheel of Fortune -- the number one rated program in syndicated television for twenty years running. Pat is also joining Fox News Channel as host of Pat Sajak Weekend, a one-hour celebrity and newsmaker driven talk show. Pat has three Emmys, a Peoples' Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, attended Columbia College in Chicago, joined the Army, and served as an Armed Forces Radio announcer in Vietnam. In 1989, Pat began doing a late-night talk show on CBS. While it ran less than a year and a half, he calls it the most enjoyable 18 months of his career. It was during the run of that show that he met Lesly Brown, who became his wife on New Year's Eve of 1989. They have two children.
        •  Interesting, no? (none)
          Pat is a good friend of Tom Phillips, who actually owns Eagle Publishing as part of Phillips International, a larger publishing operation that puts out various financial, business, and alternative health newsletters.
          •  Not the SPY guy (none)
            One famous Tom Phillips was, of course, a co-founder of SPY Magazine back in the 1980s.

            I checked and, thank goodness, the Eagle Publishing Tom Phillips is neither the Tom Phillips who published SPY nor the Tom Phillips who served as the chairman of Raytheon. (The chairman of Raytheon was the father of the Tom Phillips who published SPY. My guess is that the Raytheon Tom Phillips is an traditional, sane, conservative rather than a wingnut.)

      •  Can anyone verify whether this is true? (none)
        From http://politics.com/discussion.html?cid=1&mid=275209 :

        Author: deshrubinator (democrat)
        Date: 8/12/2004 @ 6:00:45 pm
        Subject: Regnery publishing
        Alfred Regnery: Worked for the Reagan justice dept. He was advising them on porn. His wife called the police because she had been asaulted at home . The police searched the house and found a large stash of HARD CORE porn. Alfred resigned.

        ....

        But the author of the article here

        http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:jrTRLHcLu_8J:www.prospect.org/print/V11/5/confessore-n.html+%22 alfred+regnery%22+pornography&hl=en

        says that Tom Phillips is more of a demagogue than Alfred:

        "It's not clear whether such decisions result from a top-down editorial policy or simply from a sort of reverse vetting process conducted by overeager staff editors. Alfred Regnery himself is no fire-breathing demagogue; Phillips, the more enthusiastically ideological of the two, may be more directly responsible for the direction Regnery's books began to take in 1993. "I always liked Al Regnery, even though we had nothing in common," says Moldea, who credits Regnery with standing by his version of the Foster book in the face of heavy intra-company criticism. Similarly, David Brock says that after criticizing the Aldrich book in Esquire, "I got a weird call from Alfred Regnery. He said he agreed with what I had said, and he conceded that there were problems with the book. Then I wanted details, but he didn't want to talk about it anymore." It is Vigilante's name, moreover, that comes up most frequently regarding editorial heavy-handedness."

        Note: I think it's fun to find skeletons in these folks' closets but also a little creepy. You can find some skeleton in any writer or publisher's closet. I would prefer to see Kerry's surrogates (if not Kerry himself) do a better job of refuting at least some of the Swift Boat Veterans' allegations than simply declaring that they're biased liars.

        I understand that Kerry may have tactical reasons to avoid that kind of battle, but it would be cool if someone like Brinkley or Bob Woodward would do the job.

        Also: Kerry has to find a way to package and sell his Senate record and platform so that, even if it turns out some of the wingnut allegations about Vietnam are true, he can then say, "You know, I remembered some things about Vietnam wrong, but I remember that the economy and Iraq are the big issues today, and here's what I'm going to do about them."

  •  Wow, coincidence central! (none)
    I just finished a blog post on some serious hypocrisy by Judge Bork, with a tagline that maybe all this Constitution Fetish stuff was more code for "We Want Jim Crow Back" and then went to Eschaton to see what the buzz was, and hit this there in comments. Fortunate I checked before posting a diary about it myself, huh?

    "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret" - T. Pratchett (change @ for AT to email)

    by bellatrys on Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 01:33:57 PM PDT

    •  asdf (none)
      What's the link to your Bork post?
      •  on my blog, here it is (none)
        Judge Bork Is Against Individual Responsibility - it's the second post down, right now.

        It ties in with all my Conspiracy Theory stuff, too, in my diaries and on my blog.

        "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret" - T. Pratchett (change @ for AT to email)

        by bellatrys on Tue Aug 17, 2004 at 02:04:34 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Bork Says (none)
          "What we sense is that something has gone very wrong with America's moral and social infrastructure. Our real problem is the cultural revolution that swept America in the '60s. That is not to say that economic issues are not important, but that the cultural and social issues are far more important to Americans. We must re-fight the battles we lost in the '60s. The counter-march will not be easy; but if conservatism is to live, we must do it"

          I think what pissed the Yalies off the most in the 60's was their daughters were going to college with working class geniuses in blue jeans. THreats to turn their blue blood red. The conservative project has always been about the privilege of the natural aristocracy. Freedom is slavery, war is peace.

          "If I pay a man enough money to buy my car, he'll buy my car." Henry Ford

          by johnmorris on Wed Aug 18, 2004 at 11:55:24 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  So... (none)
    Where does it stand?

    Grandpa was a racist jerk, What about Papa?

    And Brother William is a piece of shit, but what about Brother Alfred? Does he participate with, converse with, agree with, cover for, fund, or otherwise aid and abet Brother William?

    Can business connections be made?

    Corporate research, Opensecrets, anyone?

    Hmmmmm....

    The only way to ensure a free press is to own one

    by RedDan on Wed Aug 18, 2004 at 12:12:05 AM PDT

    •  Alfred publishes American Spectator (none)
      check their masthead.

      Henry Regnery was part of the group that included the Booth Luces & Buckley and formed the American Security Council back in the day.

      They're neck-deep and always have been.

      "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret" - T. Pratchett (change @ for AT to email)

      by bellatrys on Wed Aug 18, 2004 at 11:46:38 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  more here (none)
    the diary is too long to repost, but there are connections between Eagle Publishing/Regnery Press and the American Security Council. The ACS is the progeny of a collection of racist groups going back to the 1920's.

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