The Other McCain

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

Fox News Is Corrupt and Unethical

It was never a good idea for conservatives to put all their media eggs in Rupert Murdoch’s basket, and this story about Marco Rubio’s role in the 2013 “Gang of Eight” deal explains why: A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator […]

‘Carly Cut His Balls Off’?

Certainly, many Fox News viewers must have been shocked Wednesday night by Rich Lowry’s comments to Megyn Kelly: “Look Trump attacks everyone but she’s become a much bigger target. And I think part of what’s going on here is that last debate. Let’s be honest, Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a […]

War on Human Nature: The Celebrity Fantasy Dress-Up With ‘Caitlyn’ Game

We now live in a world in which we are required to believe lies, where telling the truth is condemned as “hate,” and where strangers feel qualified to diagnose you as suffering from an irrational “phobia” if you refuse to cooperate with their political agenda. As I remarked a couple of months ago, “Until I […]

‘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 […]

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