The Other McCain

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

Why Would Brett Kimberlin Threaten to Sue the American Spectator?

For publishing the truth: Perhaps the most shocking element of Kimberlin’s 1978 bombing spree was that authorities believed it was an attempt to distract police investigating the murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, Julia Scyphers. As [Joe] Gelarden reported in a 1981 [Indianapolis Star] article, Scyphers had become concerned about her daughter Sandra Barton’s involvement with […]

How Much Do You Hate Commies?

Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Vietcong terrorist, February 1968.’s Jesse Myerson (@JAMyerson) says “misconceptions” about Communism are the real problem, although survivors who escaped Communist regimes might beg to disagree. Personally, I think the main problem with Communism is that we haven’t shot enough evil lying Commie scum: Five years after the Bolshevik Revolution, […]

Q.E.D.: @MaxBoot Is a Lying Swindler

Every honest man despises.@MaxBoot, who is a lying swindler. Quod erat demonstrandum. @AmPowerBlog — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) August 24, 2013 Daniel J. Flynn is a gentleman and a scholar and a fellow contributor at The American Spectator, which sure as hell has never paid either of us $2 a word — !!!! – […]

Dog and Man at Yale: Hugo Schwyzer Is Merely a Symptom, Not the Disease

Did you know some Yale University students have had sex with animals? Three percent of Yale students in a “sensitivity training” workshop reported they had engaged in bestiality, so it’s taken us about 60 years to go from God and Man at Yale to Dog and Man at Yale. This was one of the weird […]

Mediocrity Celebrated, Greatness Ignored

And douchebags insufficiently denounced: Liberal bias is not a matter of unfairness, but rather a matter of dishonesty — deliberately ignoring some facts, and misrepresenting other facts, in order to misinform the public by portraying to them a politically falsified view of events and personalities. If there were ever any honest person employed by the  New […]

Mega-Dittos, @RushLimbaugh! Credit Where Credit Is Due and More Questions

“So what you had here was a bureaucracy that was intent on making itself look good, and they were playing games with numbers. “So real crimes would be committed by students, not just Trayvon, and rather than being categorized as such they were just pushed over here into another column on the spreadsheet that said […]

Speaking of Kooks …

Glory days: Barrett Brown interviewed by Michael Isikoff, 2011 “A self-described anarchist, [Barrett] Brown claims he’s policing wrongdoing, at least as Anonymous describes it. . . . “[Brown said:] ‘When we break laws, we do so in service of civil disobedience.’” – NBC Nightly News, March 8, 2011 Dan Collins seems envious of my success […]

Secrets of Neutral Objective Journalism: Deadline Stress and Lots of Coffee

Today, for reasons that need not be explained, I was looking through my American Spectator coverage of the Republican National Convention: Monday, Aug. 27: Storm Surge Tuesday, Aug. 28: The Exact Opposite of Truth Wednesday, Aug. 29: Off to a Strong Start Thursday, Aug. 30: ‘Breitbart’ as a Verb Friday, Aug. 31: Exceptional Five columns […]

Obama: ‘I’ve Got a Plan!’

Yesterday, I woke up and turned the TV to MSNBC (which I watch so you don’t have to), and they showed almost the entirety of a speech Obama gave at Davenport, Iowa. Perhaps you can watch it without succumbing to the urge to throw your computer across the room: It’s particularly painful for me to […]

How Do You Spell ‘LOL’? Idiotic Error by Former New Yorker Fact-Checker

When Bob Tyrrell told me about this on the phone, I was astonished: Evidently, James Pogue is a person with literary pretensions who once worked as a fact-checker for the New Yorker. In order to support his literary pretensions — he’s “writing a novel,” as are, inter alia, about nine thousand unpublished lawyers who dream of […]

How to Deal With Biased Media Liars (and Other Such Worthless Scalawags)

“My God, Scarlett O’Hara! When I start out to cut somebody up, you don’t think I’d be satisfied with scratching him with the blunt side of my knife, do you? No, by God, I cut him to ribbons.” – Tony Calvert, in Gone With the Wind Well, that’s merely an analogy — a colorful literary […]

Polls: Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?

@jaycosttws Like Darwinism and global-warming theory, poll-based coverage involves the illusion of “scientific” certainty. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 26, 2012 @jaycosttws Strange to say, I was taught that journalism requires a skeptical disposition. Old-fashioned, I guess. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) September 26, 2012 DAYTON, Ohio By the time you read this, I […]

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