The Other McCain

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

‘Wearing Murdoch’s Leash’

Thus does Vox Day headline this troubling media news: Blogger Mickey Kaus has resigned as a blogger at The Daily Caller “after the conservative site’s editor-in-chief, Tucker Carlson, pulled a critical column about Fox News from the site”: “It’s pretty simple,” Kaus said in an interview, “I wrote a piece attacking Fox for not being the […]

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 […]

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