The Other McCain

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

Why Is Breitbart #Winning?

  More than 3,000 journalists lost their jobs this year. Liberals are mystified why a conservative news site is defying the trend: Breitbart News Network’s Facebook page has captured more engagement than several of the largest corporate news outlets combined amid the ongoing impeachment battle, a VICE News report revealed Monday. VICE News reports: With just […]

Democrats Aren’t Hitler, But . . .

Trying to avoid Godwin’s Law here: One of the basic methods of propaganda is reversal — make an accusation against your enemies that is so blatantly false as to be the exact opposite of truth. This technique has become known as “the Big Lie” because of a passage in Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf: “In the […]

‘A Familiar If Odd Accent to City Life’

  Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage Magazine: The New York Times called them “sidewalk ministers” who practice “tough love.” The paper quoted Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center who described them as victims of racism and claimed that they were non-violent. The Washington Post, in its own puff piece on the Black Hebrew Israelites, […]

Against Extremism

But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao, You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow. What John Lennon said about left-wing radicals 50 years ago is wise advice that should be heeded by radicals of the “alt-right” today, although we might need to alter the lyrics slightly: If you go carrying pictures of […]

How #StickToSports Became the New #LearnToCode — Deadspin Is Dead

  “There was a time, about ten years ago, when I could write like Grantland Rice. Not necessarily because I believed all that sporty bullshit, but because sportswriting was the only thing I could do that anybody was willing to pay for. And none of the people I wrote about seemed to give a hoot […]

Back on the Bisexual Democrat Beat

Bidding good-bye to a pathetic quitter: The Gods of the Copybook Headings always have the last laugh, and those familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s poetry must have smiled at the sudden downfall of California Rep. Katie Hill. On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended […]

How Newsweek Became a Clickbait Farm

Daniel Tovrov tells the sad story of a once-great journal’s decline: The system is a remnant of the International Business Times’ ownership of Newsweek, which began in 2013 and formally ended in 2018, though the outlets still share executives. Many senior editors at Newsweek were promoted from IBT’s click-addicted breaking-news or culture desks. IBT, launched in 2006, is a […]

Trump Country

  In 2016, Donald Trump got 84% of the vote in Johnson County, Kentucky. And you may ask, “Why does this matter?” Because there’s a tiny community in Johnson County called Butcher Hollow, which is the birthplace of Loretta Lynn, the First Lady of Country Music. If you start looking up the hometowns of Grand […]

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