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Paul A. Gigot is a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative political commentator and the editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the moderator of the public affairs television series Journal Editorial Report, a program reflecting the Journal's editorial views. The Pulitzer Prize for Commentary has been awarded since 1970. ... American conservatism is a heterogenous political movement that incorporates many different ideologies under the blanket heading of conservative. ... A political commentator is a figure in the news media who publically airs their interpretation of events in the politics of a state or institution. ... An Editor is a person who prepares text—typically language, but also images and sounds—for publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with a worldwide average daily circulation of more than 2. ... Public affairs is a catch-all term that includes public policy as well as public administration, both of which are closely related to and draw upon the fields of political science as well as economics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Prior to becoming a Journal editor Gigot's spent fourteen years writing the column "Potomac Watch." His career at the newspaper began in 1980, when he became a Journal reporter covering Chicago, Illinois. Two years later he became the paper's Asia correspondent in Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, Gigot was in 1984 placed in charge of The Wall Street Journal Asia. Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Asia is the largest and most populous region or continent depending on the definition. ... The Wall Street Journal Asia is a version of The Wall Street Journal that provides news and analysis of global business developments for an Asian audience. ...


During the 1990s, he was a regular on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, appearing in the program's weekly political analysis segment, opposite Mark Shields, the regular liberal pundit. The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ... Mark Shields (b. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Gigot graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977, where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth. Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Dartmouth (or The D) is Americas Oldest College newspaper, published at Dartmouth College. ...


Gigot has, at times, made factually incorrect statements[citation needed] for which he has been criticized while serving as host of the Journal Editorial Report on the Fox News channel. On April 8, 2006 he claimed that Democrats and Republicans together voted to limit free speech by restricting the ability of 527 groups to raise money, praising eighteen Republicans who voted against it as "heroes" and condemning the seven Democrats who voted for it as "hypocrites" and "despicable". However, the Democratic party largely opposed the bill, with 190 Democrats in the House voting against it.[1][2] Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... A 527 group, named after a section of the United States tax code, is a tax-exempt organization that is created primarily to influence the nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for public office. ...


External links

  • Biography of Gigot on Opinion Journal
  • January 2005 editorial exhorting Republican policy leadership

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Paul Gigot at AllExperts (335 words)
Paul A. Gigot is a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative political commentator and the editor of the editorial pages for The Wall Street Journal.
Gigot graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1977, where he wrote for and later edited The Dartmouth.
Gigot has, at times, made factually incorrect statements [1] for which he has been criticized while serving as host of the Journal Editorial Report on the Fox News channel.
OpinionJournal - Paul Gigot Biography (201 words)
On Sept. 17, 2001, Paul Gigot became editor of The Wall Street Journal's editorial page, after nearly 14 years writing the "Potomac Watch" column, which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
Gigot joined the Journal in 1980 as a reporter in Chicago and in 1982 became the paper's Asia Correspondent based in Hong Kong.
Gigot is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was chairman of the daily student newspaper.
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