Saturday, May 7, 2016

On the Shuttering of PJTV

I don't think I'm going to be the one who breaks this news to you, but is going dark on 5/11.  Gone from regular viewing will be Alfonzo Rachel, Andrew Klavan and the one person I see posted more than any other on the liberty-oriented blogs I read, Bill Whittle.

I first encountered Bill through the pages of his original blog, Eject! Eject! Eject! in just a masterfully written look at history called "The Workshops of Identity" - that version is at Breitbart, and I'm thankful it's still out there.  I saved a copy to my own computer.  Read it, if you haven't.  A teaser:
Consider modern history, which many consider the time since the end of World War II. At the end of 1945, the only military force of any real substance remaining in the world was that of the Soviet Union, and while they had large numbers of troops and tanks, they had no navy and no strategic air force to speak of. The United States possessed, intact, the most awe-inspiring, battle-hardened navy the world had ever seen. It possessed sky-darkening clouds of B-29 strategic bombers. And it possessed, alone, the atomic bomb and the will to use it.

The United States of America could have planted its flag anywhere it wanted and no one would have been able to do a thing about it.

And what did we do with this arsenal? We scrapped the ships, drove steel bars through the wings of the priceless bombers, and began the largest de-militarization in the history of the world.
I've said before, in several places, Bill is the only commentator/pundit that I ever encounter who rises to the level of being a national treasure.

So here's an ad.  Bill has long had his own little business at  Now that PJTV is shutting down, Bill's partners from there, including Scott Ott and Steve Green, are moving to Bill's place.  PJTV's former "Trifecta" series is being reborn at Bill's channel as Right Angle.   While I registered at PJTV, I never actually subscribed.  In contrast, I have subscribed to

Of course, I have no way of knowing how well this venture will work, and since I started out with a one year subscription, it's possible I could end up being out some of that.  Bill still has his YouTube channel, and most of the content they generate will go up there a few days after the members only showings.  There is members' only content, but little will stay that way (as far as I know).  At this point, to me it's worth subscribing to keep these guys going. 


  1. Thanks for the info Si.

    I agree that Bill is not only a treasure but an example of what it means to be American. He pursues his craft with passion, honesty always striving for excellence and intellectual curiosity that is what gave rise to the America.

    What I would like to know is what is it these guys know that is precipitating this move? I have noticed others doing the same and moving to PPV so to speak. Are they making preemptive moves anticipating a Hillary win and further clamp downs on freedom of speech and the internet? Barry already gave up control of the internet to Brussels/EU/One World etc. Just wondering.

    1. In this case, it appears that only PJTV is shutting down. The parent PJ Media, which hosts columnists like Victor Davis Hanson, is apparently going to keep going. According to this article it's a business problem. As many people have commented, everyone knows "it's all going to the internet" but nobody quite knows how to monetize it and make money off it. It appears Glenn Beck seems to be the only one who has pulled it off with The Blaze.

      The bigger picture you ask about? I haven't heard or read a thing.