The Other McCain

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

After Nine Long Years, Media Matters Declares Victory in ‘War on Fox News’

Before addressing the report today at Huffington Post, let me ask: How many readers are students of military science? One of the things you learn about when studying basic tactics is that battlefields sometimes have “channelizing” terrain features that restrict troop movements, so that the direction of attack (or line of retreat) is predictable: Restricted […]

Grabbing the Other End of the Rope

Rush Limbaugh occasionally says, “I don’t need ‘balance.’ I am balance.” That is to say, when all the major institutions of politics, media and culture are dominated by liberalism, the conservative who aims to critique and counterbalance the regnant ethos need not concern himself too much with presenting The Other Side of the Story. As […]

Schocker: 26-Year-Old Guy Willing to Have Sex With Creepy Old Shep Smith

Supposedly the point of this big Gawker “exclusive” is that Shep Smith — who works at the eee-evil Fox News — is gay. But that is certainly not surprising to anyone who’s ever seen the Drama Queen of Afternoon News in action. Here’s a headline I ran in May 2012: Fox News Closet Case (Who’s […]

You Stay Classy, Atheists!

Dana Perino was on Fox News discussing a lawsuit by atheists who don’t like kids having to say “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance: “I’m tired of them. I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the […]

OMG! @Alyssa_Milano to Appear on @FoxAndFriends; Liberals Go Nuts

OK, so @Alyssa_Milano will be on @foxandfriends at 8:30 a.m. ET. today. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 4, 2013 Longtime readers know the story: In 2009, after Alyssa Milano re-Tweeted a column by Mickey Kaus, I determined to get mine, too: Some of my friends say that Alyssa is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. . . […]

Tattooed Harlot Sydney Leathers: She’s Totally an Expert on ‘Self-Loathing’

It is rather amusing to recall that when Sydney Leathers was first identified as Anthony Weiner’s sexting partner, some conservatives hesitated to name her, presuming her to be the victim of a predator. Ah, but who was the predator and who was the prey? Her 15 minutes of fame infamy have long since elapsed — […]

Who’s the Liberal: Hannity or Coulter?

Sean Hannity has a bad habit of interrupting and hectoring guests he disagrees with and, in the case of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, Hannity has evidently decided that criticism of Marco Rubio is impermissible. This led to an interesting exchange Wednesday night: Hannity asked [Ann Coulter] what she would do about the estimated […]

‘Mommy, Why Is an Orange Man on TV?’

Shep Smith has been inflicting psychological trauma on me FOR YEARS, but I never thought of suing. http://t.co/b90Vz6tK1v #tcot — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) June 14, 2013 Many Fox News viewers have been struggling with feelings of despair, but won’t somebody please think about the children? According to the lawsuit, a psychologist found that the […]

Enemies List: Holder’s DOJ and Hillary’s State Department Targeted Fox Reporter

Case against Fox’s Rosen, in which O admin is criminalizing reporting, makes all of the other “scandals” look like giant nothing burgers. — Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 20, 2013 Serious idea. Instead of calling it Obama’s war on whistleblowers, let’s just call it what it is: Obama’s war on journalism. — Eli Lake (@EliLake) May […]

Why Did Fox News and Townhall Scrub the Todd Starnes ‘Saudi National’ Story?

Let me start by saying that I consider the obsession with the “Saudi national” — a student who was questioned after the Boston Marathon bombing — an annoying distraction from the main story of the terrorist act committed by the Brothers Tsarnaev. This is not to say that the story isn’t interesting in its own […]

This Will Not End Well for the Donald

So, the Vulgar King of Obnoxiousness decided to throw down on Twitter with Michelle Malkin, and perhaps this reminder is unnecessary: Trump has a rather long history of hostility toward conservatives like Malkin, a New York Times bestselling author and New Media entrepreneur who created the popular Hot Air political blog as well as the […]

Elite Pundit, Belatedly Catching Up With Me, Recognizes the ‘Fox Trap’

How long have I been talking about the “Fox Trap”? Forever, it seems, but for example, here’s a description from February 2009: Media-wise, the GOP made the mistake of putting all its eggs in one basket. I enjoy Fox News, but it has created a syndrome where Republicans watch Fox all the time and delude themselves […]

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