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Nicole Hemmer

Nicole Hemmer is a political historian specializing in media, conservatism, and the far right. She is author of Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics (2016) and co-founder and co-editor of the Washington Post's Made by History section. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, and Politico, among many other outlets. Find her on Twitter @pastpunditry.


The right’s success in media is not a shadowy conspiracy; it has been achieved out in the open, largely through ordinary politics. Much of it can be countered the same way.

Nicole Hemmer