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Legal Insurrection’s 10 most-viewed posts of 2018

Legal Insurrection’s 10 most-viewed posts of 2018

Including one post that is the most-viewed EVER at Legal Insurrection.

It’s that time of year when we do “Best of” and “Top 10” style posts.

Here are some from recent years that I have done:

We have good news this year, and bad news.

The good news is that we had a lot of posts that generated a high number of views, particularly through social media sharing.

The bad news is that of the Top 10 most-viewed posts, only three were by me, and none of mine placed in the Top 3. That means I am at risk of being classified as a “non-essential” author, subject to furlough.

Here are the 10 most-viewed posts of 2018, in descending order:

10. Branco Cartoon – Love Trumps Hate

It is unusual for a cartoon to be one of our most viewed posts, but it happened. Usually the cartoons spread over social media, which makes it hard to track, but these were views on the post itself. Have I ever mentioned that Tony Branco has a book? And that you can buy it?

9. Loretta Lynch – Bill Clinton tarmac meeting now makes sense, it was the end not the beginning

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

8. Starbucks’ new bathroom policy not working out as hoped

No one saw this coming, no one.

7. Ben & Jerry’s embraces Linda Sarsour in launch of new “Resist” ice cream

Recipe: Three parts cream, one part sugar, two parts hate. In case you were wondering, Ben and Jerry no longer own Ben & Jerry’s. They sold it a decade ago to Unilever. So Unilever US is to blame for this abomination.

6. Amazon demonetizes conservative website (us)

I still don’t know why Amazon took the hatchet to us. But nevertheless, we persist.

5. Typhus spreads through Los Angeles; over 100 cases reported

California Dreaming turns into California Nightmare. Because Democrats.

4. Federal Judge kills Obamacare

But it will rise from the dead, like the Zombie Apocalypse.

3. Tucker Carlson’s Daughter Harassed at Restaurant – Michael Avenatti wants Tucker or others charged for defending her

#TheResistance will fight in the restaurants, will never surrender.

2. Maxine Waters Suggests “Knocking Off” Trump Then “Going After” Pence

From the “can you imagine if a Republican said this about a Democrat president” file.

1. Ford calls it quits on Kavanaugh: Wants no prosecution, no investigation, no impeachment

Not only was this the most viewed post of 2018, it is the most viewed post at Legal Insurrection EVER, mostly because it was shared 236,000 times on Facebook.

No one tell Fuzzy, who authored the post. I’ll never hear the end of it.

Honorable Mentions

I promise to do better in 2019.


Just give me another chance.



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2018 was just a warmup for 2019 and 2020… if we get through 2020 with an open internet. The big question will be what black swan shows up… or maybe a flock.

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to alaskabob. | December 29, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Well in regards to an open internet, pay attention to online payment processors and how they treat people over the next couple of years. If you are at all familiar with the Sargon of Akkad and Patreon fiasco you know what I’m talking about. In short, Sargon got kicked off of Patreon for conduct that was not on their platform or connected with their services in any way. It doesn’t end their though. Sargon tried to start up an account with another previously little known payment processor called Subscribe Star. Right after Sargon joined Subscribe Star IIRC Paypal and Strype basically cut off Subscribe Star and put them out of business. There’s a lot more details to this whole mess but a lot of people from all across the political spectrum are not happy with this, many have quit Patreon over this, even some of those who disagree with or don’t like Sargon all that much. They’re afraid they might be next and I can’t really blame them.

    Hello alaskabob.

    Happy New Year

    Although I believe you are correct and Interesting New Year is coming.

UnCivilServant | December 28, 2018 at 9:11 pm

I promise to do better in 2019.
Just give me another chance.

No need to beg, it’s not as if I’ve deleted the bookmark or anything.

    So in spite of serious illness in your family, you have done a great job, it is the news and the events that have sucked. Hope 2019 is better for you and yours. Really.

smalltownoklahoman | December 29, 2018 at 6:06 am

Not surprised at #1, that whole mess commanded headlines for weeks on end. Branco’s cartoon really sums things up well and holds true even now. I think #3 pairs well with what I just said in an above response post to Alaskabob, one justs takes place in real life while the other is online. Not a bad list overall, who knows 2019 might start with a contender over how long this shutdown lasts over border wall funding.

The numbers are telling another story.

1. 60% of the most viewed occurred in the last 3 months of the year.
2. 70% of the most viewed occurred in the last quarter of the year

This would indicate that the audience is growing.

DINORightMarie | December 29, 2018 at 8:25 am

I promise to do better in 2019.
Just give me another chance.

Ah, sir, but you were in the top 5 and therefore you are “safe”…… For now. 😉

Professor, I thank you for your continued publishing of the best articles on the Internet.

Happy New Year and wishing you and your family many blessings, good health and healing, and happiness in the coming year!!



Here are some videos by Timcast and Styxx. Joe Rogan, Jordan Peterson and others have discussions on it as well.



And how much did Ford make off of her allegations on Kavanaugh?

    alaskabob in reply to Tsquared. | December 29, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    She “donated” the go fund me money. Sometimes successfully extricating oneself from a huge legal issue of potential perjury is a valuable commodity. How many people can go to Congress, fabricate a story (under oath) and get away with it? One second thought that is a dumb question if one were a progressive.

Someone, it might have been a LI commentor, quipped that Ford looks like Mrs Magoo. Years from now when the subject of the Kavanaugh kangaroo hearings is brought up, I may not be able to remember who the accuser was but I will always remember she looked like Mrs. Magoo.

At least she left us with a good laugh.

If anyone thinks that Ballsey-Ford was a blockbuster wait until Ginsberg dies/retires! Trump will stick it to the Dims because of the way they acted against Kavanaugh and it will be a sight to behold! It will be the hit of 2019 for sure.

Top story: emotional people like a good warlock trial. Hang the baby… I mean, warlock.

DouglasJBender | December 29, 2018 at 1:35 pm

This is all well and good, but what I really want to know is if any of my posts made the Legal Insurrection Top 10 Comments of 2018 list.

DouglasJBender | December 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm

Professor Jacobson, there are still two days left in 2018. How much are you willing to pay me to see to it that I view your post about a Federal judge killing Obamacare enough times over the next two days to see to it that it has more views in 2018 than Fuzzy Slippers’ post about Blaisey-Ford “calling it quits” on Kavanaugh? Remember, there is only one 2018.

(By the same token, I am open to helping any of the other Top 10 posters gaining, or maintaining, the top spot. I am very fair-minded that way.)

DouglasJBender | December 29, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Happy New Year to all here (except certain someone’s who need not be named), as well. I still would like to share something as a sort of “gift” here, even though Christmas is a few days past. I wanted to do so on a thread here about some archaeological discoveries about the Bible, or something, but three times my lengthy post got “dropped”, so I gave up. What I would like to share is my discovery of a “typology” of the 7-year Tribulation in the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Maybe I could even share it as an independent post?

I’ve been out for a while, but I think there’s potential for another big story, already.

I found it here

This is the underlying article
Did Email Providers Suppress Republicans in the 2018 Election?
We crunched the numbers over a month and the results are striking.

We may have email providers acting as censors. If so, we need to deal with them within the next year.

I am in no way surprised at #1. This place was by far the best source for detailed, knowledgeable descriptions of the Kavanaugh hearings, generally. This story was the icing on the cake.

I have not bought anything from Amazon since they demonetized the site.

    Hi Baby Elephant.

    That was a desire I also had but is difficult for my situation.
    However I am Subscribed with a modest monthly donation.

    Do not forget that a Subscription, steady, dependable is probably better than Amazon anyway.

St Arbucks is and will continue to be the patron of Empty Gestures

Dearest Professor Jacobson,

You have so many laurels you could sit on your butt in perpetuity.
OTOH the tatters of thinking minds in this country most certainly need your spot light.

It is curious that Law and Legal is being demonized in this country today.
The replacements seem dysfunctional much to me.

It is such a pleasure to see the “old guard” coming out to say hi.
I do not post much but I do still read.

Hi ya’ll, and a Blessed New Year to you.

A very blessed New Year to you and Mrs. Professor. You both remain in my serious prayers.
I’ll add a better Top Ten finish for you for 2019 in my fun prayers!

Via PJ Media:

Listed at #45 – Legal Insurrection in the top 50 conservative Websites for 2018

You absolutely deserve this honor and recognition though Amazon would say otherwise.
To you and your wife I send wishes and prayers for a healthy (ier) and happy 2019.

I see Legal Insurrection came up to a very respectable #45 in the rankings of top conservative sites. I believe this is considerably better than last year.
Note that the sites that most relied on Facebook dropped viewership considerably. Top referrers remain Drudge and The Liberty Daily.