Jack Atherton has been cited by The Online Urban Dictionary as the inspiration for Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell's character in the Anchorman movies. Jack's response: "If you were a man, I'd punch you. But at least you spelled my name right."
After anchoring and reporting in San Antonio and Miami, Jack helped start The Ten O'Clock News on Cincinnati's FOX19. During his 15 years there, it was among the highest-rated primetime newscasts in the country. Jack also contributed columns to Cincinnati Gentlemen magazine and taught a course on the history of electronic media at the University of Cincinnati.
Prior to broadcasting, Jack studied history at Yale, then law and journalism at Columbia. He practiced corporate law in Manhattan, reviewed books and classical music, and drew caricatures for various publications, including The New York Times.
His book, The Real Anchorman's Conservative Manifesto, is available on Amazon Kindle and, read by Jack, on Audible. He's now completing a novel set in 1969.
Jack will be discussing why most news is a distraction from crucial issues we all face, including:
- the true causes of crime
- how government is rigging the economy
against the poor and middle class
- Alexis de Tocqueville's warning about
politics and pop culture
- establishment Republicans and the rise
of Donald Trump
- the Clinton scandals and Hillary's record
To show how liberal bias came to pervade most media, Jack will survey the history of journalism in America since 1800.
But most of all, he hopes to hear from you. Stay classy.