The Other McCain

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

Good-Bye, Disinformation Commissar!

The screen shot above is from November 2021, when Nina Jankowicz was a guest on MSNBC talking about “disinformation” on Facebook. Suffice it to say that Jankowicz was a “Russian collusion” truther, whose 2020 book How to Lose the Information War included what a friendly reviewer called “a fascinating examination of the 2016 U.S. Presidential […]

Early Front-Runner Emerges for 2022 ‘Media Gaslighter of the Year’ Award

Gaslighting is . . . loosely defined as making someone question their own reality. The term may also be used to describe a person (a “gaslighter”) who presents a false narrative to another group or person which leads them to doubt their perceptions and become misled (generally for the gaslighter’s own benefit), disoriented or distressed. […]

Are You a Terrorist Threat? Do You Spread ‘Malicious Content Online’?

If we’re going to start pointing fingers at “extremists,” what about you? Or me? Who among us is safe from the shadow of suspicion? President Joe Biden’s administration announced their plans to create ways for Americans to report radicalized friends and family to the government, in an effort to fight domestic terrorism. In a conversation […]

The Vindication of President Trump

Donald Trump took a well-deserved victory lap this week in an interview with Newsmax, among other things pointing out that he was an early proponent of the increasingly accepted theory that the COVID-19 pandemic originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology: “I said it right at the beginning, that’s where it came from,” Trump said. […]

Why Do Democrats Want a 9/11-Style Capitol Riot ‘Truth Commission’?

They can’t quit him. Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are unable to let go of their “Orange Man Bad” obsession with Donald Trump. That’s why, as I watched MSNBC this morning (so you don’t have to), they were headlining the New York state attorney general’s criminal investigation of Trump’s business organization. In […]

Gov. DeSantis Hires Christina Pushaw; Rebekah Jones Gets Crazier Than Ever

When last we updated readers on the Rebekah Jones saga (“The Streisand Effect and the Results of Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day,” Sunday), the reporting of Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review had devastated whatever was left of Jones’s “whistleblower” reputation. Since Sunday, there have been further developments in the saga. First, Christina Pushaw, […]

Who Is an ‘Extremist’?

A few recent headlines: Republican extremists could doom party to endless defeats — CNN, Jan. 26 Rachel Maddow: GOP has become party of a ‘fringe, violent, extremist criminal movement’ — The Hill, Jan. 27 “This Is War”: Inside the Secret Chat Where Far-Right Extremists Devised Their Post-Capitol Plans — Pro Publica, Jan. 28 Extremists Emboldened […]

How to Maintain Your Sanity

Some readers have noticed that I have barely commented at all about the legal wrangling over the presidential election. My post on Monday (“The Margin of Theft”) laid out a few points of circumstantial evidence pointing toward fraud in “battleground” states. If you believe Democrats stole the election, I’m totally with you, but the real […]

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