The Other McCain

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

Netanyahu Wins, Obama Loses

It was profoundly weird to watch coverage of the Israeli elections Tuesday. At one point, I saw CNN’s John King doing exit poll results as if this was a U.S. presidential election and I was like, “What the hell is this?” What it was, of course, is that American Democrats (including members of President Obama’s […]

‘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 […]

Will No One Rid Us Of This Turbulent Godbag Christofascist Scott Walker?

by Smitty Via HotAir headlines, this blog must chip in and do its part to support raising awareness of the danger of Scott Walker. John Cassidy’s so-called attack on Walker in The New Yorker was so tepid as to invite the question of whether Cassidy is actually a stealth admirer. Let’s see if we can’t […]

Hey, Remember When CNN Was ‘The Most Trusted Name in News’?

That was a long time ago: Supporters of the Islamic State have taken to Twitter to mock claims the terrorist organisation is luring women into its fold using kittens and Nutella. The original claim was made by CNN’s Newsroom anchor Carol Costello on Wednesday during a piece on how ISIS twists and manipulates its image […]

‘Talent Search’ at MSNBC

Two afternoon shows on MSNBC — Joy Reid at 1 p.m. ET and Ronan Farrow at 2 p.m. — were cancelled yesterday, and it looks like Chris Hayes will be the network’s next “star” to get the ax: In the relatively near term, two well-placed sources predicted to The Daily Beast, Chris Hayes will be […]

Gail Collins Can’t Erase The Irony

by Smitty Instapundit misses the bigger gag: THIS MORNING I MENTIONED THAT GAIL COLLINS STILL HADN’T CORRECTED HER COLUMN. Now it bears this update: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that teacher layoffs in Milwaukee in 2010 happened because Gov. Scott Walker “cut state aid to education.” The layoffs were made by the […]

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