jim geraghty

Jim Geraghty, a contributing editor at National Review, writes the Campaign Spot blog on the Web magazine National Review Online. He regularly appears on CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and guest-hosted the nationally-syndicated Hugh Hewitt show on the Salem Radio Network. In 2008, Best Life magazine called Geraghty one of "the 10 most important voices to listen to this election cycle," and his blog was awarded for having the "Best Political Dirt" by WashingtonPost.com in 2004. The London Times praised his "killer insight" in that election cycle. His columns also have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner and The New York Sun. His first book, "Voting to Kill," a look at how the 9/11 attacks affected American voters, was published by Simon and Schuster in August 2006. He was a 2008 Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and has been a guest speaker at Bah├že?ehir University in Istanbul, Turkey and Pomona College in Claremont, California. Geraghty was among the bloggers who skeptically questioned Dan Rather's reporting of a memo that claimed to criticize President Bush's military record. After a network official dismissed the criticism as coming from "a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas," Jim coined the phrase "pajamahadeen" to describe his fellow skeptics. The American Dialect Society declared the term the "most creative" new word of 2004. A former reporter at States News Service, Geraghty's reporting appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Bergen Record, and scores of other papers. Earlier in his career, he reported for the Dallas Morning News, Congressional Quarterly, and the now-departed web sites Policy.com and IntellectualCapital.com. Specialties Besides his award-winning campaign coverage, Geraghty spent two years in Ankara, Turkey working as a foreign correspondent and studying Islam and terrorism. In his career, he has also reported from Egypt, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Jordan.