The Other McCain

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

Pecksniff Matthews: “I don’t think Ryan spoke to the whole country tonight”

by Smitty What a ludicrous standard! Matthews, how is it possible to speak to the ‘whole’ country? With ‘whole’ for a quantifier, it only takes one to require another pass. Pass, ‘whole’. Newsbusters: Minutes after Paul Ryan finished his RNC speech on Wednesday, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews slammed the Republican vice presidential candidate for supposedly ignoring […]

Rewarding Failure, Punishing Success

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is in many ways too radical — with dangerous overtones of Nietzsche — but clearly enunciates certain basic insights. In one of her characters’ monologues, Rand expresses the fundamental problem with the Marxist maxim, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” What’s wrong with that? It […]

Administration’s Counter-Terrorism Chief Does Three Network Sunday Shows

Coming up on the first anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, it will be victory-lap time on Fox News Sunday, CNN’s State of the Union and ABC’s This Week, with counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan as the guest. Andrew Malcolm writes: You remember Brennan as the one rushed out to the White House […]

It’s ‘Fundamentally Unfair’ That Instapundit Has More Blog Traffic!

If that complaint seems absurd, how about the complaint made by Ann Curry on NBC’s Today Show? “You know, it’s about those with money having an easier life than those who don’t. And there’s something fundamentally unfair about that. Because not everyone has access to being able to get money, to work for money.” “Fairness,” […]

Media’s Lack of Accountability Now Blamed on ‘Right-Wing Bloggers’?

NBC officials are refusing to provide a full accounting – and name names of those responsible — for the misleading edit of the George Zimmerman 911 call. NBC’s editing created the false and inflammatory impression that Zimmerman had singled out Trayvon Martin on the basis of race. In fact, as the unedited audio of the call showed, Zimmerman […]

Does The ‘NBC Editor’ Really Exist?

by Smitty Daily- and Instapudit are on about Breitbart’s post concerning the fired NBC editor. Back at Breitbart: The questions are only just beginning on Editgate. The release of the news of the firing just before the holiday weekend smacks of a cover-up; more than that, we know that the edit itself was not restricted […]

Althouse on the Cain Train?

“I thought David Gregory really lost his cool early on, as he was questioning Cain about 9-9-9. If you watch the video, you can see he’s agitated and grimacing in a way that really lacks the usual polished journalist quality.” – Ann Althouse, “Herman Cain Nailed Meet the Press” This is an unexpected but really […]

Remember When David Gregory Raked Obama Over the Coals on ‘Meet the Press’?

Yeah. Me neither. When Democrats go on Meet the Press, it’s like Justin Bieber sitting down for a hard-hitting interview with Tiger Beat. (“Do you like puppies?”) When conservatives go on Meet the Press, it’s like Hans Frank on trial at Nuremberg, except without benefit of a defense lawyer. David Gregory just got through interrogating […]

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