UPDATE: More on the smelly rat here.
The Washington Post published an OpEd by Jay Kaganoff on Wednesday appealing to “fellow conservatives” to revisit the decades-old charges of sexual harassment from Anita Hill against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
But there is something quite odd about the author of this OpEd, who appears to be a phantom. According to his byline, Jay Kaganoff is “a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. He has written for National Review Online and Commentary Magazine, among others.”
He must have used another name, because a search of “Jay Kaganoff,” “Jason Kaganoff” and just plain old “Kaganoff” resulted in zero records found on both the National Review Online and Commentary Magazine websites.
While a resume exists for a “Jay Kaganoff” in Brooklyn, it does not reveal any freelance writing work, or any writing whatsoever. While it is possible that Jay Kaganoff is a freelance writer who just dallies with writing on the side and does not use the proceeds from his writings for his main source of income, this author could not find any other writings by a “Jay Kaganoff” anywhere online.
Who is this Brooklyn-based “freelance” clown Kaganoff? I’ve been in the conservative movement for more than 35 years and never heard of him. So what if he’s written for National Review. I’ve written for the New York Times, but I’m no “fellow” prog. https://t.co/idrdygSyeH
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) December 7, 2017
Kaganoff bills himself as a “conservative,” claiming:
“As a conservative, [Supreme Court Justice Clarence] Thomas was one of my role models. I am a fan of his judicial philosophy.”
But as far as his conservative creds, that is as far as he goes. Kaganoff does not come close to discussing rule of law, due process, limited government.
While there is a Facebook and Twitter account for a “Jay Kaganoff,” neither of those social media accounts has been populated with one post. Not one. For a “freelance writer,” he certainly is not very keen to put himself out there. This author smells a rat.
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Several of your images are presently broken. Thought you’d want to know.
Yes, he is a real person, who used to go by JayFromBrooklyn and then Jay Cobb on Twitter. He ran a publication called The Buckley Club that was conservative but anti-Trump, and published interesting stuff. He was outed on Twitter by Jeff Blehar or whatever that guy’s name is. His Twitter account is now protected, but its “name” is Samuel L Houston.
This post has now been cited by NRO…you really should take it down, since it is false.
You could not point to one false sentence in this post. It is all speculation. And then I was alerted that this is Jay Cobbs, the “Flake-Graham Conservative” who was doxxed by one your little RINO friends. I updated the post accordingly.
It looks like when he has written for NRO or Commentary, he goes by the name “Jay Cobb,” “a writer based in Brooklyn.”
Also, I see just one article at Commentary and two on NRO by Jay Cobb. All of them could be categorized as anti-Trump.
Thanks Mark – May I ask where you got “Jay Cobb”?
Follow the money trail. He is a ghost who is trying to bait the media into working up a frenzy over this issue in order to eliminate a conservative supreme court justice.