A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 23, 2021
Clownhall (Townhall nickname)

Townhall is an American politically conservative website. Some critics have called it “Clownhall.”

“Once again, Jose copies an article from Clownhall” was posted on the newsgroup alt.politics.bush on June 30, 2003. “Even clownhall.com forsees Bush’s inevitable demise!” was posted on the newsgroup alt.politics.liberalism on March 4, 2004. “Why We Call Them ‘Clownhall’” was posted on Twitter by intoxination on March 24, 2009. “Townhall (a.k.a. Clownhall)” was posted on Twitter by RöckDöts on July 1, 2012.

“Clown hall” (clown + town hall meeting) is a related term.


Wikipedia: Townhall
Townhall is an American politically conservative website, print magazine and radio news service. Previously published by the Heritage Foundation, it is now owned and operated by Salem Communications. The website features more than 80 columns (both syndicated and exclusive) by a variety of writers and commentators. The website also publishes news articles from the Associated Press.

Google Groups: alt.politics.bush
The Supreme Court Legislates Again
MHirtes
Jun 30, 2003, 8:14:02 PM
In article <9312d9f1.03063...@posting.google.com>,
(jose soplar) wrote:
> The Supreme Court Legislates Again
> Chuck Colson
>
> http://www.townhall.com/columnists/chuckcolson/cc20030630.shtml

Once again, Jose copies an article from Clownhall. Big surprise, huh?

Google Groups: alt.politics.democrats.d
Questions liberals will not answer
MHirtes
Dec 11, 2003, 7:27:12 PM
In article ,
“Desert Dawg” wrote:
> http://www.townhall.com/columnists/georgewill/gw20031211.shtml

Aw gee. Another “fair and balanced” article from Clownhall.com. Whooda thunk?

Google Groups: alt.politics.liberalism
Even clownhall.com forsees Bush’s inevitable demise!
mhirtes
Mar 4, 2004, 1:20:32 PM
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/robertnovak/printrn20040304.shtml
Republican malaise
Robert Novak
March 4, 2004

Google Groups: talk.origins
ClownHall columnist: A timeless argument about creation
jspa...@linuxquestions.net
Oct 3, 2005, 12:43:48 AM
(...)
Read it at
http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/jeffjacoby/2005/10/03/158910.html

Google Groups: alt.atheism
Clownhall article: Desperate Atheist Rage
Baron Chicken Fart
Aug 2, 2007, 8:02:34 AM
http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/MarvinOlasky/2007/08/02/desperate_atheist_rage!
Desperate Atheist Rage!
By Marvin Olasky
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Send an email to Marvin Olasky

Twitter
intoxination
@intoxination
Why We Call Them “Clownhall”:
Oh you got to love the racist contributors at Townhall, the number one neo-con s.. http://tinyurl.com/coqkjh
10:59 AM · Mar 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Where Y’at?
@YatPundit
Clownhall (townhall.com) compares Pelosi to OJ, makes botox jokes . this is why nobody takes conservatives srsly http://is.gd/B1P1 #p2 #tcot
11:56 AM · May 18, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Where Y’at?
@YatPundit
it takes a ClownHall asshat to make the argument that Christians are persecuted and oppressed http://bit.ly/2cWtEr #p2 #tcot #townhall
8:20 PM · Oct 27, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
RöckDöts
@RockDots
Note: Author is an “editor” for Townhall (a.k.a. Clownhall) mT @BookTV: After Words
@KatiePavlich “Fast/Furious: Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal
10:03 AM · Jul 1, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
Local Crank
@TheLocalCrank
“@davidfrum\: Who’s to blame for Benghazi? A Townhall columnist says: it’s the gays. http://thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/19/don-t-blame-gay-men-for-benghazi.html” keep it classy, Clownhall!
10:05 PM · Oct 19, 2012·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Fresh Brew
@TheFreshBrew
The Irony of people at Townhall offended by the term Clownhall using the term Nutroots instead of Netroots.
10:13 AM · Jul 19, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dr. zDNA, PhD
@zDNA13
Replying to @quinncy
Funny given his claims to fame are “being ready to fight the Russians” and Townhall (Clownhall) columnist.
7:43 PM · Dec 30, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sergio Vengeance
@SergioVengeance
Replying to @ManDrinksCoffee @joellthayer and 2 others
Dude works for ClownHall (Townhall) and NewsMax . No wonder he doesn’t understand simple text in law. His only goal is to spread misinformation to his low educated, low information readers who will never take the time to read law cases or court briefs to understand the law.
1:07 PM · Jul 1, 2021·Twitter for Android

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