The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Ace, Hayek, Hoffer, Sowell

A few months ago, Ace of Spades pissed me off — entirely by accident, I’m sure — when he recommended Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death, a book that I have been recommending for years. (In 2003, I actually wrote Neil Postman’s obituary in a freelance article for the Guardian.) Of course, there was no […]

Ace on @Milbank: ‘Biased and Giddily Ignorant … Proud to Know Nothing’

Last night, I hit Dana Milbank’s cheap smear of a Heritage Foundation panel about the Benghazi cover-up and thought I’d done a good job. This morning, I woke up and saw Ace’s treatment of the same story and was awed by the work of the master: Milbank’s original deception is reporting this woman’s charge — […]

It’s Come to This

Ace saw this and could scarcely believe it, but it’s true: Some guy with an online gaming site got fired — fired! — for a Tweet — a Tweet! — about L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling: Josh Olin, the community and eSports manager at Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios, is no longer with the company […]

Kimberlin Attacks @AceOfSpadesHQ’s Lawyer, Cites ‘Breitbart Unmasked’

As a specimen of shamelessness, Brett Kimberlin has few equals in human history. The experience of being sued by Kimberlin offers a front-row seat to witness how utterly arrogant he is — as impudent as a four-year-old throwing a tantrum, lacking any regard for the rights of others, and with no sense of shame over […]

Ace Spanks Weigel

Spanks him hard over his defense of Alex Sink. Here’s the question: Why is it so important to be fair to Alex Sink? Oh, because Alex Sink is a Democrat. The media must be fair to Democrats. The media must never assist Republicans in “swiftboating” Democrats. Alex Sink made a gaffe — a clear, obvious gaffe […]

In Which @AceOfSpadesHQ Becomes a First Amendment Cause Célèbre

One June 4, 2012, Ace published a blog post that began, “I’m writing a post about what’s happened to Ali Akbar.” That post was cited by Brett Kimberlin as “evidence” that Ace was part of a vast conspiracy. Now, it’s like a latter-day Dreyfuss case: Convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin’s federal lawsuit against bloggers and journalists […]

Liars Gotta Lie, Failures Gotta Fail

Thanks to The Lonely Conservative for inspiring the headline: I have just seen a motion to dismiss Brett Kimberlin’s ludicrous federal RICO suit — Kimberlin v. the Universe, et al. — as regards the defendants whom Kimberlin has failed to serve, and this motion includes the following beautiful words: Plaintiff Has Failed to Serve Anonymous […]

Ten Years of AOSHQ Awesomeness

Ten Years of @AceofSpadesHQ, with Integrity Like Paul F***ing Anka! http://t.co/s9VD6dsJrn #tcot — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 30, 2013 Back when I was working the national desk at the Washington Times, I’d read Ace of Spades and say, “Wow. That looks like fun. He’s writing about politics and making dirty jokes. I could do […]

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