Katherine Timpf

Katherine Timpf head shot

Age

25

School

Hillsdale College

Occupation

Video and print journalist, CampusReform.org

Twitter

@kctimpf

BIO

Katherine Timpf is a reporter, columnist, personality, commentator, and comedian. She currently works as a reporter at CampusReform.org covering waste, fraud, bias, and abuse on college campuses. Timpf has been a regular guest on “Fox and Friends,” and has appeared on other national television news shows. Previously, she worked as a digital editor for the Washington Times, the news anchor for NASA’s Third Rock Radio, and as a producer and reporter at Total Traffic Network. She has also been a contributor to publications including the Orange County Register and Investor’s Business Daily.

 

 

Why is it important that at this particular point in time, right-of-center youth become involved publicly, whether in politics, media, their communities, or another capacity?

The impact that government policies will have on our country are very real, and it will be up to our generation to deal with them. It’s terrifying how few people actually understand how the market works, and how government intervention can often hurt instead of help. If you’re a young person and you do understand these things, you need to share your knowledge with others. There are a lot of people out there who are libertarians but just don’t know it yet.

 

What must elected officials and others in positions of leadership do to make a right-of-center message resonate with the Millennial generation?

If right-of-center-politicians want their message to resonate with Millennials, they need to listen to Millennials. Millennials are going to trust the politicians who they believe care about the same things that they do. Don’t be too wonkish — tell Millennials how government policies will impact their lives, so they know why they should care.

 

Where would you like to see the conservative movement in 10 years — and how can it get there?

The best freedom movement is one that’s devoted to all kinds of freedom — both economic and personal. I would like to see the movement keep its focus on keeping the government small. Also, while it’s great to be friends with other conservatives, it’s important not to get so trapped in that bubble that you don’t know what’s going on outside of it. Branch out, make friends with people with different beliefs and values, so you can learn from them and they can learn from you.

Thirty Under Thirty – 2014

Polititainment

There's actually a Trump biopic
Funny or Die is a website usually known for its video clips which aim to be funny, as the name suggests. But on Wednesday morning they went all-out, with a 50-minute biopic of Donald Trump, starring Johnny Depp of all people. As of Wednesday morning, the video has over 57,000 hits on its website. The film, also […]
'Blurred Lines' model endorses Sanders
Bernie Sanders rallies just got a whole lot hotter — and it’s not because of global warming. Actress and model Emily Ratajkowski, made famous for the music video of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Ratajkowski posted a video to her Facebook showing her introducing the Vermont Senator at a rally in New Hampshire […]
Super Bowl 50 ad: 'Bud Light Party'
Things got a little political, well sort of, from Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen for Super Bowl 50. In light of the divide from Americans when it comes to politics, the two comedians declared they were forming their own political party, the “Bud Light Party.” The ad also featured actors Michael Peña, asking a crowded […]
Jesse Watters talks with Sanders fans
In the spirit of Bernie Sanders having “captured the imagination of some younger Americans,” Bill O’Reilly sent out Jesse Watters to talk to some of those younger Americans, at the University of Oregon, “to explore the Sanders phenomenon.” As is usually the case with Watters World segments for The O’Reilly Factor, the responses are both cringe worthy and hilarious. […]
'Lenny Letter' dismisses GOP women
While I consistently find myself stuck in an inner battle of liking HBO’s Girls and disliking its lead actress and writer, Lena Dunham, I nonetheless signed up for her “feminist newsletter,” Lenny Letter. I don’t disagree with Dunham on every single political issue, but I do on most and find her comments about the Republican […]

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2016

NH Loss: Hillary fans still denigrate young women
Much has been made about comments from older Hillary Clinton surrogates, Madeleine Albright, 78, and Gloria Steinem, 81. That Albright mentioned there was “a special place in hell” for the young women who didn’t vote for Hillary and Steinem suggested they supported Bernie Sanders to meet “boys,” did nothing to help and likely only hurt the […]
GenY Dems learn about elections on social media
Last week, Pew Research Center released a report on how Americans learn about the 2016 election. The results regarding millennials who turned to social media was so noteworthy it warranted its own analysis. There was not only the divide among generations, but political parties as well. The “total very likely primary voters” who turn to social […]
Meyer: Congrats Christie, you hugged Hillary
Red Alert Politics Editor Ron Meyer joined Fox and Friends First this morning [VIDEO] to discuss the New Hampshire primary results. Meyer wasn’t pleased with Gov. Chris Christie’s impact on the race, arguing he hurt the candidate with the most millennial appeal. “Chris Christie — not only did he give a hug to Hillary Clinton by […]
Rubio turns to Rand Paul staffers to revive him
The poaching of Rand Paul’s former campaign staff has begun as the Marco Rubio campaign wooed Paul’s former campaign manager. Chip Englander will work as a senior political adviser for the Midwest, according to The Wall Street Journal. The jump from Paul’s campaign to Rubio’s might seem strange, ideologically speaking, but the change isn’t rare. […]
Why do millennials love socialism? Ignorance.
Political parties have become more ideologically consistent, and the Democratic Party now has more liberals in its ranks than moderates. A new Pew poll found that self-described liberal Democrats have increased from 27 percent in 2000 to 42 percent in 2015 as moderates have declined from 45 percent to 38 percent in the same time […]

Policy

Trump attacks Jeb! Bush over eminent domain
Donald Trump is serving Jeb! Bush a taste of his own medicine. The Hill reported that after weeks of Bush’s criticisms over Trump praise and use of eminent domain, the billionaire finally clapped back by accusing the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. “Eminent domain is a very important […]
Study: Income inequality drives Gen-Y 'narcissism'
Income inequality might be shaping the millennial generation and exacerbating a decades-long trend of narcissism. More income inequality correlates with higher self-regard among individuals, according to Live Science. Thus, as a wave of individualism-driven narcissism continues unabated in the United States, a greater inward focus in Americans continue. That doesn’t mean the terrifying image of […]
Thanks Autocorrect: Now millennials can't spell
A texting app turned off its spellchecker, and people became very lax with their spelling accuracy. When Blend, a group texting app, paused autocorrect for 72 hours, about one-third of all words were misspelled, according to News 1130. Blend has a heavily young user base, and “weird,” “definitely,” and Budweiser were victimized. Double-letter words, misspellings […]
Even Millennials see themselves as narcissistic
Millennials are much more self-aware than is generally assumed by their crotchety grandparents. They view themselves as more narcissistic than previous generations, but not as narcissistic than older generations think, according to Live Science. A new study fleshed out how millennials view themselves; unsurprisingly, “millennials do not appreciate being called narcissistic and entitled,” Joshua Grubbs, […]
Critics could kill college's shooting club
It is said all the time that gun control advocates don’t actually seem to understands guns, and thus the issue they’re fighting. Well, we have another example. Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, offers a Shooting Spots Club. And, as the Des Moines Register writes, “Critics take aim at Simpson College shooting club.” The club is supervised by a […]