The Other McCain

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

Gay Student Charged With Felonies in Weird Sexual Extortion Scheme

In an unusually elaborate example of media bias, the only way you would realize the perpetrator of this crime was gay is if you carefully scrutinized the pronouns in the Columbus Dispatch story: An Ohio University student is set to go on trial in February on felony charges of blackmailing another student into having sex […]

Steubenville Superintendent Indicted

This is shocking: Four school employees, including the superintendent and an assistant football coach, were indicted by a grand jury investigating a possible coverup in the Steubenville rape case. . . . Superintendent Michael McVey, 50, was charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the incident at the center […]

You Stay Classy, Cleveland!

My wife’s family is from northern Ohio, where the nightly local news is like a continuing education lesson on Reasons to Avoid Cleveland: . . . what happened at a kindergarten graduation in Cleveland. What started as two teens fighting over spilled juice led to the families getting involved and eventually turned into a riot. Police were called […]

Two Teens Found Guilty in Steubenville Rape Case; Media Malpractice Exposed

‘Occupy’ protesters in Steubenville, Ohio, in January. Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty Sunday in a juvenile court after a four-day trial on charges that they sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl during an all-night drinking binge last August. Lee Stranahan, who exposed the media malpractice and online lynch-mob atmosphere ginned up […]

Steubenville Update: Nodianos Video Will Not Be Used as Evidence at Rape Trial

‘Occupy’ protesters in Steubenville, Ohio, earlier this month. “What is Anonymous trying to accomplish by its digital vigilante act in Steubenville? Who is lurking behind those Guy Fawkes masks and sockpuppet accounts, and what are their real motives? What are we to make of ‘Occupy Steubenville’ and their bizarre claims that the local sheriff is […]

Slow-Mo Walkback Beginning? Sheepish Silence From Anti-Steubenville Media

‘Occupy Steubenville’ protesters, Jan. 5 “Protestors descended on Steubenville, Ohio [Jan. 5] to demonstrate their opposition to the possible cover-up of the alleged rape of a 16-year-old high school student by members of the Steubenville High School football team. … “Occupy Steubenville, as the rally came to be called throughout social media, was the second […]

Steubenville ‘Rape Crew’? Non-Facts Smear the Innocent in an Ohio Town

Michael Nodianos in the now-infamous Aug. 12 video “Michael didn’t know the Jane Doe in this case. . . . He left the party around midnight on Saturday, went to McDonald’s and then to a friend’s house. She was leaving just a few moments after he arrived at the second house. He saw her leave […]

Lynching Big Red: National Media’s Journalistic Crime Against Steubenville

“Families of Big Red athletes have reported being harassed and threatened. . . . Police increased patrols around city schools after a threat of violence triggered a lockdown. “[Local parent Jackie] Sacripanti said children in the community who had nothing to do with the parties or the alleged rape ‘are being taunted and harassed, just […]

‘Anonymous’ and Steubenville: Online Lynch Mob Complicates Rape Case

Call it “The Steubenville Horror”: A 16-year-old girl passed out drunk at a party with members of the high school football team in Steubenville, Ohio. She was sexually assaulted and reports quickly circulated online: By sunrise, though, some people in and around Steubenville had gotten word that the night of fun on Aug. 11 might […]

Will ObamaCare Cover This Injury?

An unexpected occuptional hazard: CLEVELAND — A woman was seriously injured after a bizarre incident inside a local strip club early Wednesday morning. It happened at Christie’s Caberet in The Flats, just after 1 a.m. According to police, 22-year-old Lauren Block, of Richmond Heights, was reportedly on the second floor of the club when she […]

Ohio Democrat Makes Bestiality Jokes; Humane Society Official Not Amused

In Ohio, believe it or not, it’s legal to sodomize your dog. Or fellate your horse, or otherwise have carnal knowledge of whatever species might arouse your perverse erotic interest. Some members of the Ohio legislature want to pass a law to outlaw bestiality, and the leader of the state’s House Democrats decided to make a few […]

Deer: They’re Also Racist

This is the front end of Ali Akbar’s Hyundai Sonata: Is this my fault? It was my idea to go to Ohio, and Ali offered to drive, despite the known fact that deer hate me. Somehow, I blame myself. It’s like living through a weird Twilight Zone episode, scripted by a grim Calvinist. Strange and […]

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