The Other McCain

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

CNN Warns of Weather ‘Misinformation’

When did the concern about “misinformation” arise? Why and how did the news media become obsessed with this paranoid fear — once mocked in a popular cartoon — that “someone is wrong on the Internet”? We can leave aside the etiology of the “misinformation” obsession (as I’m contemplating this as the subject of a future […]

White House Pressured Facebook to Censor Tucker Carlson on COVID-19

“Since we’ve been on the phone — the top post about vaccines today is Tucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterdaty was Tomi Lehren saying she won’t take one. This is exactly why I want to know what ‘Reduction’ actually looks like — if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with Tucker Carlson […]

Twitter Files Reveal Hillary Clinton — Of Course! — Was Behind Censorship Push

The major media have deliberately ignored the revelations about Twitter censorship that have been drip, drip, dripping out the past few weeks in a series called the #TwitterFiles because, of course, the media fully endorsed the censorship regime that existed before Elon Musk bought the company. If you’re in the business of selling a particular […]

Orange Man (Still) Bad: Anti-Trump Witch Hunt Must Continue, Says Garland

“Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime,” said Stalin’s notorious secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria, summarizing the method by which totalitarianism destroys its chosen enemies. Specious accusations of “Trotskyism” were enough to justify arrest and prosecution and, as Beria said, the NKVD could always discover (or rather, invent) “crimes” used to justify […]

‘Adrenochrome-Rich Young Girls’

“There’s only one source for this stuff,” Raoul Duke tells Doctor Gonzo in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, when his Samoan attorney offers him adrenochrome. “The adrenaline glands from a living human body. . . . It’s no good if you get it out of a corpse.” Thompson insisted that Fear […]

Simple Question: Who Complained?

British journalist Toby Young reports that PayPal shut down the accounts of his Daily Sceptic site, as well as the Free Speech Union, a non-profit he created. When he inquired about the cause of this deplatforming, Young received an email that included this bit of boilerplate “explanation”: PayPal’s policy is not to allow our services […]

Sometimes, It’s Just Too Easy

So I saw this story earlier today: President Joe Biden on Thursday expressed his frustration with Republican governors sending migrants from the Southern border to Democrat-run cities, calling their actions “Un-American.” “Republicans are playing politics with human beings, using them as props,” Biden said. “What they’re doing is simply wrong. It’s un-American. It’s reckless” The […]

White House ‘Targeted Me by Name,’ Says Feminist Vaccine Skeptic Naomi Wolf

When COVID-19 policy critic Alex Berenson got banned from Twitter last year, he sued them, and his account was reinstated after it was revealed that White House officials singled him out by name at an April 2021 White House meeting with representatives of social-media companies. In June 2021, two months before Berenson was banned from […]

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