The Other McCain

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

GA-6: ‘The Big Short’ and the Establishment Media Bubble

  Tuesday night, I monitored election results from Georgia’s 6th District special election on my phone (via AoSHQ Decision Desk) while finishing up a day mowing lawns for my son’s contracting business. We were leaning on the truck and enjoying cold beverages while Jim chatted with his business partner when the Decision Desk called it […]

‘Fake News’ Network CNN in Third Place? Did Russia Hack the TV Ratings?

Primetime cable news ratings for Thursday, March 2: 8 p.m. FOX The O’Reilly Factor …………………………….. 4,114,000 MSNBC All in With Chris Hayes ………………….. 1,744,000 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 …………………………. 1,381,000 9 p.m. FOX Tucker Carlson Tonight ……………………….. 3,489,000 MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show ………………. 2,532,000 CNN Anderson Cooper 360 ………………………….. 1,327,000 10 p.m. FOX Hannity […]

The Clinton News Network

Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine: Shortly after 9 p.m. [Tuesday] night, Donald Trump launched another salvo at CNN, tweeting: “Congratulations to @FoxNews for being number one in inauguration ratings. They were many times higher than FAKE NEWS @CNN — public is smart!” CNN tweeted back that they had matched Fox in Nielsen numbers: “Those […]

Yes, #BlackLivesMatter Is About Hate

“With Election Day only weeks away, it is possible the chaos in the Tarheel State is part of a left-wing get-out-the-vote effort to foment unrest in the state’s black communities. . . . “Riots, of course, are the stock in trade of radical speculator George Soros, the preeminent funder of the Left who has given […]

Hillary and the Clinton News Network

The great thing about having the media as part of your campaign team is that they willingly lend credibility to your most implausible excuses: Hillary Clinton said Monday night she’s “met a high standard of transparency” about her health and didn’t think the pneumonia was “going to be that big a deal.” Clinton said she felt […]

Why Does CNN Hate Police?

  CNN’s role in creating the Black Lives Matter movement cannot be ignored. Back in 2012, it was CNN that turned the Trayvon Martin case into such a national media carnival, and after George Zimmerman was acquitted, the network went scouting around for other “social justice” sagas to exploit for ratings. This led eventually to […]

‘Rape Culture’ as Stalinism: Propaganda Tactics by ‘Hunting Ground’ Makers

Erica Kinsman is featured in The Hunting Ground. “All these people were praising him; they were calling me a slut, a whore. . . .I kind of just want to know, like, why me?” — Erica Kinsman Even while the new movie Trumbo engages in a whitewash of a notorious Communist, dishonest Stalin-era Soviet propaganda […]

Media as Islamic Publicity Agents

One of the best books you’ll ever read is Thomas Sowell’s The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy, and in Chapter 6 (“Crusades of the Anointed”), Sowell observes the tendency of liberals to divide the world into “targets” and “mascots.” For example, the U.S. military and evangelical Christians are common […]

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