The Other McCain

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

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 — […]

Hillary Lied, Americans Died

“This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing do to with. It’s hard […]

So What If The #VA Scandal Is Just #ObamaCare Meets #Benghazi?

by Smitty Americans in general and veterans in particular are far too spun up about the VA scandal. This has led to at least one scurrilous photo-bumming incident already. And why? What difference, at this point, do these veterans make? The WSJ gets it all wrong: The recent revelations about the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Like Fish Don’t Notice Water

CNN President Jeff Zucker declares his network won’t “be shamed into” covering a congressional investigation of the Benghazi scandal, as he claims the pressure to cover Benghazi comes from “others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums.” Mocking CNN’s bizarre and monomaniacal devotion to the story of a disappeared jet, […]

The Libyan Disaster

Obama’s “Arab Spring” continues unraveling: The revolt by Gen. Khalifa Hifter threatens to detonate the long volatile divisions among the multiple militias that dominate Libya amid the weakness of the central government and military. Hifter says he aims to crush Islamists he accuses of seizing control of the country and he appears to have the […]

Can the #Benghazi Spinners Win?

If you’re going to win a spin war, you’re going to need some better answers than “I don’t know.” Lanny Davis, who spent years spinning for the Clinton administration, certainly knows this. I remember Davis’s role in helping shape the administration’s media message on the Lewinsky scandal, and so when Davis was brought in to […]

When Lies Succeed

Has America become indifferent to truth? The events in Benghazi seem to fit the description of a general-interest non-partisan disaster for the Administration. But, for now at least, as galling as it is, it’s hard not to give the Obama Administration (and the other villain of the tale, Hillary Clinton) points for managing the public’s […]

Four U.S. Troops Released in Libya

The post-”Arab Spring” anarchy continues: Four American military personnel assigned to the United States Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, were detained Friday and then released after being held for hours by the country’s Interior Ministry, American officials said. The four were believed to have been reviewing potential evacuation routes for diplomats when they were detained, according […]

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