The Other McCain

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

Noel Sheppard, R.I.P.

In announcing the death of Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard, Brent Bozell III uses the word “prolific,” and he was famously so. The dude could really crank it out, and some MRC staffers would joke sarcastically how Noel was capable of taking whatever was in the headlines and turning it into a media bias story. This is […]

Hey, Stop Raping Fat Chicks!

Peter Paul Rubens, Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (1618) This public service announcement should not be necessary, but unfortunately there seems to be some confusion on the subject: Rape culture is prevalent, insidious, and normalized in our culture. . . Fat women face an extra special facet of rape culture though — the fact […]

MSNBC and Obama Tanking Together

Two headlines: MSNBC is in serious trouble – Politico Poll: Obama’s disapproval rating hits a new high – Washington Post Hating Republicans is a poor substitute for sound policy, and it’s also not an adequate rationale for a news organization: In a world where liberals wanted to be outraged by George Bush every night, or […]

GIRL IN CHAINS: ‘Domestic Partners’ Charged in ‘Particularly Heinous Case’

Brutally shocking news from Salinas, California: Three children were rescued from a Monterey County home last week after deputies discovered that two women — one a former correctional officer — had starved, chained and abused the children, officials said Friday. Sheriff’s deputies rescued the children from the couples’ residence on Russell Road near Salinas on […]

Washington Post Smears Koch

John Hinderaker at Powerline shows how two Washington Post writers produced a story based on a report by “the far-left International Forum on Globalization” which falsely claims Koch Industries is “the biggest lease owner” in the Alberta tar sands, so as to create the equally false impression that the XL Pipeline is all about benefiting […]

‘I’d Had Enough of the Insanity’

Inside the madhouse of Kremlin-funded Russia Today: Staci Bivens knew something was seriously wrong when her bosses at Russia Today asked her to put together a story alleging that Germany — Europe’s economic powerhouse — was a failed state. “It was me and two managers and they had already discussed what they wanted,” Bivens, an […]

The Media’s Ukraine Hocus-Pocus

How many times do you have to watch the same magic trick before you start getting wise to the fact that the rabbit was never in the hat to begin with? The media’s approach to any controversy or scandal involving President Obama begins with two basic premises: Everything Obama does is right and good; and […]

Our Worthless Media

Ace highlighted this Saturday, but in case you missed it, here’s Walter Russell Mead at the Public Interest: A Politico report calls it “a crisis that no one anticipated.” The Daily Beast, reporting on Friday’s US intelligence assessment that “Vladimir Putin’s military would not invade Ukraine,” quotes a Senate aide claiming that “no one really saw this kind of thing coming.” […]

Quota-Mongers Never Satisfied

Nose-counting diversity fetishists: On Wednesday, the Women’s Media Center released its annual Status of Women in U.S. Media Report, which tracks how many women are being hired, seen, and heard in American journalism and entertainment. . . . According to the report, women made up 36.3 percent of newsroom staffers atAmerican newspapers in 2013, a figure that’s decreased slightly […]

Heh: @DaveWeigel Dismantles @PiersMorgan, But Good

 Deft, but also delightfully brutal: Sunday night, after David Carr broke the news that Piers Morgan would be ending his CNN show, I searched Twitter to find how his fans were taking it. This was a mistake. Really, who was a Piers Morgan fan? Have you ever met one? No, reaction to CNN’s scheduling news ran the gamut […]

Good-Bye, and Good Riddance: @PiersMorgan Canned at CNN

First smart move that network has made in years: CNN President Jeff Zucker has decided to bring an end to Piers Morgan’s low-rated primetime show, network sources told POLITICO on Sunday. “Piers Morgan Live” could end as early as next month, though Morgan may stay with the network in another role. Morgan, a former British […]

And I’m a Russian Wolfhound

Just call me Borzoi. And I know what you’re thinking: “Borzoi? But you don’t look anything like a Russian wolfhound! As a matter of fact, on closer inspection, you seem to be a golden retriever.” Haters. Yes, I am aware that those documents from the American Kennel Club — a notorious group of hatemongering breedists […]

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