The Other McCain

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

The Instagram Influencer Grift: What Is Caroline Calloway’s ‘Brand’ Value Now?

Caroline Calloway spending Daddy’s money in Europe, 2013. Back in January, I told you the story of “Caroline Calloway and the ‘Creativity Workshop’ Influencer Tour From Hell”: Parlaying a popular Instagram feed (and maybe also a YouTube channel) into a lucrative income is a matter of “branding,” and one of the most popular “brands” of […]

Atheist Vegan YouTuber ‘Onision’ Accused of Being a Creepy Sexual Predator

“Let me ask you something: If you murder animals on a regular basis, do you really think I give a f–k about your opinion?” — Onision, April 2009 Gregory Daniel Jackson, a/k/a “Onision,” is a YouTube personality with about 2 million subscribers who was originally famous for a silly performance called “I’m a Banana.” Now […]

The Antonym of ‘Dignity’: Guys, Never Do What Liam Hemsworth Did

  Do I want to write about Miley Cyrus again? No, like every other human being with any sense of decency, I’d prefer to ignore her existence. She is a disgrace to humanity, a noxious stain on the planet. After my Monday post (“Never Trust a Bisexual”) about how Miley had betrayed her husband Liam […]

Never Trust a Bisexual

  Just a few months ago, I wrote: Liam Hemsworth recently married Miley Cyrus, a decision he will regret “but once and that will be continually.” . . . Probably I’m too judgmental, too opinionated, too negative in my attitude toward current social problems. But isn’t it obvious that a shortage of judgment is the underlying problem? If grown-ups […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: #JamesCharlesIsCancelled Edition

  “What were they thinking?” After I stumbled across the story of James Charles, the teenage makeup wizard whose career got torched last week, I was perplexed by the question of why people enabled this adolescent psycho’s bizarre ascent to social-media stardom. Why would CoverGirl sign a 17-year-old boy as the first male “ambassador” for […]

Never Date a Kardashian

  How lucky can a guy be? Kris Humphries is 6-foot-9, a 13-season NBA veteran with the good looks of a male model, a successful businessman who owns multiple restaurant franchises. By all rights, Humphries should be a role model, the object of universal admiration, and yet he will never live down the one mistake […]

CPAC: Guilt by Association

  NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland The hate-watchers at the SPLC can click on that photo above to enlarge it. Peter Brimelow is author of the 1995 bestseller Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster, and Michelle Malkin wrote the 2002 bestseller Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, And Other Foreign Menaces To Our Shores. […]

Kendall Jenner and Other Supermodels Face Subpoenas in Fyre Festival Probe

Kendall Jenner. Did you know Kendall Jenner has over 100 million followers on her Instagram account? Do you know what that kind of influence is worth? Jenner was paid $250,000 to promote the disastrous 2017 Fyre Festival (see “‘Fyre Fraud’: A Millennial Woodstock,” Jan. 23) and now investigators are asking questions about that money: Kendall […]

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