The Other McCain

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

A Short Lesson in Liberal Media Bias: Has Alex Koppelman Forgotten Fitzmas?

Alternate Headline: It’s Not a Real Scandal, Until @alexkoppelman Decides ‘There Is Something to It.’ newyorker.com/online/blogs/n… | @jeffgurner — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 12, 2013 Scandals always highlight the disparity in how differently the media treat Republicans and Democrats. We are grateful to Alex Koppelman for this latest example: It’s a cliché, of course, but […]

#JayCarneyExcuses Don’t Make Me Give You The Full Jessup Again

by Smitty Is there an American who looks a bigger ass than Carney? None. None bigger ass. #JayCarneyExcuses The vast right wing global fracking voter warming ethanol suppression conspiracy terrified my dog into eating my homework — Smitty TheWackoBird (@smitty_one_each) May 10, 2013 #JayCarneyExcuses Sorry, I was too busy reading the bill. Wait, not even […]

The Big Benghazi Lie: State Department Deleted Key Facts From Talking Points

Jonathan Karl of ABC News reports that an entire paragraph of the CIA’s original assessment of the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was deleted after political objections were raised by a State Department official. The deleted paragraph — which referenced prior CIA warnings about terrorist attacks in Libya — was one of numerous […]

The ‘How Dare You’ Defense on Benghazi

Pocan (D-WI) says “there’s no smoking gun… from this.” line seeks to minimize the testimony near end of the hearing.pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/05… — Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) May 8, 2013 Associated Press: Let’s Quote Democrats Dismissing the Testimony Before We Quote the Witness bostonglobe.com/news/nation/20… | @vjmfilms — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) May 9, 2013 “This has been a […]

Unsurprising Media Consensus: ‘Shut Up About Benghazi, You Stupid Republicans’

Even before the six hours of congressional hearings began, CNN telegraphed its disinterest in the Benghazi “whistleblower” testimony by cutting away to Cleveland, Ohio, for what Wolf Blitzer falsely promised would be the first public statement by kidnapping victim Amanda Berry. What actually happened in Cleveland was a ginormous media scrum for a statement by […]

Obama Administration’s Benghazi Lies Exposed as State Department Cover-Up

Flaming skull alert at Ace of Spades for the release of e-mails confirming that (a) officials knew from the outset that the attack on the consulate in Libya was the work of terrorists, but (b) this information was suppressed for political purposes: State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, worried that members of Congress would use the […]

‘Arab Spring’ Update: Foreign News the Media Doesn’t Want to Ask Obama About

Kirsten Powers points out what was so obviously missing from Sunday’s 60 Minutes softball interview: Now, I’m sorry, is anyone paying attention to what’s going on in North Africa? Why is the president not asked about Algeria, Mali, Libya? These are front and center in the news right now. Indeed. Lots of news out there: […]

Hillary Gets Bitchy on Benghazi: ‘What Difference, at This Point, Does It Make?’

Kinda half-watched this morning’s Senate Benghazi hearings, mainly wondering what was up with those big ugly glasses Hillary was wearing. My favorite part was when she got irritated with Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, who was trying to pin her down on why the administration spent so long pushing the bogus “protest” talking points: SEN. JOHNSON: […]

Needed: HR 824–House Select Committee On Benghazi

by Smitty Tonight at the Northern Virginia Tea Party meeting, there was discussion of a group scheduling a meeting in the near future with Rep. Frank Wolf, to make sure that minor event a few months back doesn’t slip the gentleman’s mind, and find out how to help advance the cause for HR 824, to […]

Obama’s Benghazi Fall Guys

It took long enough, but President Gutsy Call finally located three State Department employees who don’t have enough political juice to protect them from getting blamed for the predictable failure of the administration’s Libya policy: The A.P., quoting an unidentified administration official, said Eric Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, and Charlene […]

Obama Has Consequences

“God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs . . .” – Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park Lots of bloggers are science-fiction buffs, but I prefer reality, regarding fiction generally as a puerile waste of time. If you wish to improve your mind, it is much more productive […]

Benghazi Strategy: Bureaucratic Twister Until Americans Get Bored, Or Something

by Smitty Per HotAir, the latest position in the Benghazi cover-up is that the “Office of the DNI” is the bad. . .guy. Unclear at this point was whether: The room where the DNI himself sits is haunted, and that some leftover from a Stephen King novel is making random edits to computer files, or […]

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