The Other McCain

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

Virtue by Proxy, and Thoughts About Books That Liberals Have Never Read

Republicans “can’t stand the fact that a black man is in the White House!” That’s what a studid liberal shouted at Joel Pollak, and I could name, off the top of my head, two dozen books that liberal has never read. Ronald Reagan once said that the problem with liberals is not that they are […]

Is Neal Rauhauser Trying to Scheme His Way Back Into Political Consulting?

Three years ago, in August 2010, Democrat political consultant Neal Rauhauser published two articles under his “Stranded Wind” alias: Aug. 29, 2010: Organized Intimidation? Ambush Time. Aug. 31, 2010: Social Media’s Neighborhood Watch Claiming that there was a “centrally initiated effort” to harass him and other progressives on Twitter, Rauhauser described a plan for “hauling [a stalker] […]

Vile Lie-Peddler @Karoli Kuns and the Posthumous Vindication of Breitbart

“Liberal bias is not a matter of unfairness, but rather a matter of dishonesty — deliberately ignoring some facts, and misrepresenting other facts, in order to misinform the public by portraying to them a politically falsified view of events and personalities. If there were ever any honest person employed by the New York Times (we […]

FLASHBACK: Breitbart to Blumenthal: ‘You’re a Despicable Human Being’

Following up on the Mona Eltahawy meltdown, Donald Douglas is celebrating the 4th of July fireworks and I promised I’d dig up video of Andrew Breitbart’s epic shaming of Max Blumenthal at CPAC. Yeah, Andrew nailed Max for all time in 2010: “You’re ridiculous. You are a joke. You’re a despicable human being. You are […]

Why Is the New York Times Now Campaigning for Anthony Weiner?

First, the dishonest puff-piece feature, now a transparent “news” plug for Congressman Meat-Tweet. What’s going on here? I’ve got a few hunches about their motives, but no time to explain my theory just now. But there was time for Neutral Objective Journalism at ViralRead: The New York Times has attempted to assist Weiner’s political rehabilitation, publishing an […]

‘It’s Really Astonishing. It’s Just a Deliberate Lie From Start to Finish.’

So says Ace of Spades about the way the New York Times re-writes the history of the Anthony Weiner cybersex scandal. In a just world, Jonathan Van Meter of the New York Times — and every editor who signed off on this thoroughly dishonest article — would be fired, and effectively blackballed from the industry like Jason Blair […]

Who Andrew Breitbart Was

P.J. O’Rourke encounters Andrew Breitbart at the Manchester, N.H., Radisson Bar, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 In May 2007, I interviewed Andrew Breitbart while he was working — doing his shift as an editor at the Drudge Report — at the D.C. offices of Reason magazine, and described how he worked and why he did it: His […]

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Breitbart, Beck and the Dana Loesch Lawsuit

Back in the Day: Andrew Breitbart was a guest on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show In April 2011, Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller reported that Glenn Beck had been accused of using bloggers’ content without attribution: Mandy Nagy, a conservative blogger known online as Liberty Chick, spent untold hours last fall creating a chart […]

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