The Other McCain

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

Is This Fake News?

The headline is disturbing: Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump U.S. intelligence officials have withheld sensitive intelligence from President Donald Trump because they are concerned it could be leaked or compromised, according to current and former officials familiar with the matter. But if you keep reading, you find this: A White House official said: “There […]

Rival @GetOnGab Has Twitter Shaking

  Gab (gab.ai) is the free-speech alternative platform that has thrived because of Twitter’s SJW-led censorship policy which has driven away users. Now, it seems, Twitter is worried about the competition: Twitter has suspended the account of their free speech-based competitor Gab, despite the fact that the account had deleted all of its tweets following President Trump’s […]

$3,000,000: Federal Jury Punishes Rolling Stone for UVA Rape Hoax Story

Journalistic malpractice with “actual malice”: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A federal jury on Monday ordered Rolling Stone and one of its writers to pay $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator over a discredited article two years ago about a supposed gang rape at the university. The jury in Charlottesville, Va., had already […]

‘Rolling Stone’s Sole Source for the False Tale of Rape’ Must Testify in Lawsuit

  Jackie Coakley, the former University of Virginia student whose false story of a fraternity gang rape became the subject of a 2014 Rolling Stone story, will now be compelled to tell the truth under oath: A Virginia judge has ruled that the woman at the center of Rolling Stone’s discredited story about an alleged […]

Fear and Loathing: ‘Kazika the Mad Jap’ Could Not Be Reached for Comment

Here’s a headline: What Happens to Journalists When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore? As newsrooms disappear, veteran older reporters are being forced from the profession. That’s bad for journalism — and democracy. Please shut up. Nobody feels sorry for you, and probably nobody should. The idea that people are entitled to be […]

Victims of ‘Cissexist Heteropatriarchy’

  Let me state clearly what should be obvious to longtime readers: I don’t like it when kids at elite colleges claim to be victims of oppression. Self-pity as a basis for political activism is a very bad idea and should be discouraged. Generally speaking, young people are ignorant and foolish. Being highly intelligent is […]

Dear @Clementine_Ford …

  Let’s play a game, you and me. Call it, “Yours and Mine.” You are in Australia (yours) and I am in America (mine). You are female (yours) and I am male (mine). You are a “progressive” (yours) and I am conservative (mine). It would be a simple gambit, as an opening move in Yours […]

Feminists Are Raping Journalism

Rolling Stone‘s UVA rape hoax continues to echo in discussions of the legal and cultural consequences of bad journalism: Tamara Tabo is a summa cum laude graduate of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the school’s law review. After graduation, she clerked on the U.S. […]

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