The Other McCain

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

The #GamerGate vs. Gawker War

Gawker’s irresponsibly cruel “outing” of a Conde Nast executive — a laughable farce, and yet also an exercise in horrendous sadism — prompted Vox Day to remind his readers of #GamerGate’s “anti-Gawker action, Operation Disrespectful Nod, which has already cost Gawker more than $1 million in advertising dollars.” This would appear to be the kind […]

Web Site Everybody Hates Reminds Everybody Why We Hate Them

Gawker is to journalism what Pol Pot was to Cambodia: Last night, a writer at Gawker outed and gay-shamed someone at the behest of an unnamed (for his safety!) source. It was a story steeped in sex, fame, cash, and blackmail, which made it a perfect target for today’s salacious clickbait culture. Today, Gawker’s managing […]

Rude E-Mail Is Rape or Something

So, Tucker Carlson’s brother accidentally hit “reply all” on an e-mail in which he said rude things about Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.This became THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY IN THE WORLD for Erik Wemple of the Washington Post, who seems determined to spend the rest of his career writing […]

John Nolte’s Right

At Breitbart, John Nolte calls attention to how BuzzFeed “poured hate-fuel all over these powerless, innocent people” — the owners of Memories Pizza — “repeatedly lied about them, and then changed our libelous headline without making an editor’s note.” And their editor Ben Smith wants to pretend they did nothing wrong. I’ve never hated Ben […]

Joyce Trebilcot Award Nominee

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig (@ebruenig) “grew up in Dallas in a predictably right-wing household, and as a high school kid, had some pretty right-wing ‘opinions’ of my own that I parroted from my folks”: Then, I volunteered to teach Sunday school to kindergarteners at my church. I became very troubled by the notion that I might […]

The Standards of Liberal Journalism Are Every Bit as Real as ‘Haven Monahan’

How about we start speaking some blunt truths? Rolling Stone magazine perpetrated a hoax against the University of Virginia, doing “journalism” about an alleged gang rape that evidently never happened. The source of the dramatic tale Rolling Stone published last November, “A Rape on Campus,” was a UVA student named Jackie who has been proven to […]

Columbia Review of Rolling Stone’s UVA Rape Hoax Story to Be Released Tonight

Associated Press: News organizations following up on Rolling Stone’s horrifying tale of a gang rape at the University of Virginia exposed serious flaws in the report and the Charlottesville Police Department said its four-month investigation found no evidence that the attack happened — or that the man who allegedly orchestrated it even exists. Now the […]

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, […]

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