The Other McCain

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

Joy Reid Says the Quiet Part Out Loud

Liberals have spent five years ranting about “white supremacy” (when they weren’t busy ranting about “Russian collusion” or accusing Brett Kavanaugh of being a serial rapist) and the rest of us have been left to our own resources to figure out exactly what liberals mean when they accuse Republicans of being “white supremacists.” So now […]

The Left’s Tucker Carlson Fixation

Tucker Carlson makes a lot of money, so he can afford to live almost anywhere, but lately he’s been living rent-free inside the heads of liberal journalists like Megan Garber of The Atlantic. Some of us can remember when The Atlantic was not a partisan propaganda operation, and it’s sad to them in “skin suit” […]

The Media’s Squirrel Patrol

For the past two days, the liberal media have been acting as if Ted Cruz’s vacation to Cancun was the biggest news story of the week. As Scott McKay points out, this is a “squirrel” distraction, intended to draw the public’s attention away from the COVID-19 scandal around Andrew Cuomo and other news they don’t […]

You Can’t Say ‘Rigged’

One of the things you learn, if you spend as many years in the news business as I have, is that the news is not random. That is to say, the question of what stories will appear on the front page of the New York Times is not merely a matter of what happened the […]

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 […]

Lincoln Project: ‘Sunk in a Swamp of Complete Moral and Personal Cowardice’

Did you know that, during a three-week period last month, MSNBC had 17 guest appearances by people from the anti-Trump “Lincoln Project”? That’s an awful lot of free publicity for a single PAC run by disgraced former Republican consultants. Oh, did I say “disgraced”? MSNBC hosts did not ask Lincoln Project co-founders about sexual harassment […]

The Media’s Gaslighting Intensifies: Trump Voters Are ‘Terrorists’?

A Chicago Tribune columnist calls Trump supporters “domestic terrorists” and the media is now flatly stating as fact that what happened last week at the Capitol was an “insurrection,” an attempted “coup,” an “attack on our democracy.” These claims are accompanied by frequent assertions that “white supremacists” were responsible. Calling it a “riot” is one […]

No, Trump Did Not Incite Violence

Twitter banned President Trump last night, “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” Note the word “further,” an implied assertion that on some previous occasion, Trump incited violence. If you have watched CNN or MSNBC the past few days, you know that this assertion has been repeated as a certainty multiple times every […]

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