The Other McCain

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

‘Through a Plate Glass Window’: How Liberal Media De-Legitimize Dissent

Patterico did a post yesterday about the “Accuse the Accusers” strategy that I meant to link and discuss at length, but I didn’t get around to it because new outrages were piling up quicker than I could keep track. In just the past couple of days: Stephen Crowder got sucker-punched in the head by Michigan […]

Obscure Ex-Starlet @SophiaBush Sticks Her #LadyParts Out on Twitter, With Hilariously Predictable Results

Civility™ is getting so complicated, I just can’t keep up with all the new rules, in the same way I have trouble keeping track of which former starlets actually count as “celebrities.” Last night, after I filed my American Spectator column about the debate — strategically, a win for Romney — I was kind of […]

#EmptyChairDay : Angry?

by Smitty The European Desk is surfing the jet lag at 0300 and catching up on the RSS feed. I’ll see if I can find some piece of European furniture and some free WiFi to support Empty Chair Day. In case of furniture failure, how about some Alice in Chains? “Saw my reflection and cried […]

When Trolls Attack: Marcusean Mob Gets @ChrisLoesch Bounced from Twitter

“Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left.” — Herbert Marcuse, “Repressive Tolerance,” 1965 Sunday night, I was a guest on “BlogMock Radio,” the weekly online podcast hosted by Blogmocracy and Diary of Daedalus, and a caller asked, “Did you hear what happened to Chris […]

‘Civil Rights’ = Death Threats

Hey, remember when liberals were anti-lynching? George Zimmerman released on bond in Trayvon Martin killing — Los Angeles Times Twitter lynch mob: George Zimmerman is out on bail? Let’s kill him! — Twitchy If you’re old enough to remember when liberals were opposed to racism — and in favor of grammar and spelling — well, howdy, old-timer!

‘Cashiered Over Creative Differences’

Thus does Dan Collins explain his departure from Team Twitchy, saying that he “was let go for not grokking the comprehensive vision.” OK, it happens. Sometimes things don’t work out, and the fault is neither the employer’s nor the employee’s, but simply a mismatch or disagreement for which no one is really to blame. A free […]