The Other McCain

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

Two Women Forced to Apologize for Calling Male Librarian ‘Sexual Predator’

Judging from the retractions issued by Nina de Jesus and Lisa Rabey, their lawyers have advised them that making statements with “no factual basis at all” was a very bad idea. You can read Joe Murphy’s explanation of his $1.25 million lawsuit and ponder the difference between (a) branding someone a “sexual predator” de novo, […]

Caught in a Web of Lies at UVA

Oh! What a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive. — Sir Walter Scott Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, spent months investigating the claims made in a Rolling Stone story and found no truth: A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described […]

‘Sickening Desires’

Shakyla Wilson is charged with aggravated sexual abuse. Political correctness is bad for the news business. Cops and prosecutors give you quotes that are solid gold? Headlines, baby. Lesbian Coach ‘Preyed on the Innocence of Young Girls,’ Police Chief Says Alternately: Prosecutor Condemns Accused Lesbian Molester’s ‘Sickening Desires’ Do you want to sell newspapers or […]

The Motives of Moody Loners

Last month’s shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., sparked a raging online argument over whether it was (a) an anti-Muslim hate crime or (b) a dispute over a parking space. The insistence that the motive for the crime was either one or the other omits the possibility that it was (c) both or (d) neither. The victims […]

Hey, @natashavc, Sorry Your Dishonest Scott Walker Smear Got Breitbarted

Breitbart (verb) — to expose dishonesty or corruption in a way that destroys the elite media’s preferred narrative, especially when done by a citizen-journalist. Example: “Brian Cates totally Breitbarted that Walker smear.” 20 seconds of Googling would have cleared up what was going on here, but it was apparently more important to some to rush a […]

Well, This Happened

Readers may recall @HollyRFisher as the mom whose Facebook image holding a Chick-fil-A iced tea in front of Hobby Lobby made liberals’ heads explode in July 2014. Her stand for religious freedom made her the target of rape threats from “tolerant” liberals, and conservatives responded with the #IStandWithHolly campaign. She was soon appearing on national TV as […]

As UVA Rape Story Falls Apart, Feminists Try to Save ‘Rape Culture’ Narrative

Reporting by the Washington Post and ABC News is steadily ripping to shreds the gang-rape story “Jackie” told Rolling Stone‘s Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has a good summary of how the story is unraveling. It seems clear that editors at Rolling Stone did not adequately vet the story and, as Eric […]

The American Spectator Folds Like A Cheap Tent, And Other Signs Of The End Times

— compiled by Wombat-socho One of the more disagreeable things I saw on Facebook this week (and, having a number of acquaintances who report crap from ThinkProgress and similar founts of stupidity, that’s saying something) was this post by Ken White at Popehat pointing out that the American Spectator had surrendered, horse and foot, to […]

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