The Other McCain

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

‘White Supremacy’: The Liberal Media’s Racial Narrative vs. Common Sense

  One of the dishonest rhetorical tricks that liberals have recently played is to substitute “white supremacy” for “racism” as an accusation with which to smear conservatives. You might imagine we were living through a neo-Nazi revival, the way liberals keep finding “white supremacy” lurking everywhere. The use of this scary term, which conjures up […]

The Bankruptcy of #NeverTrump

  This morning, I noted the “Get Woke, Go Broke” factor in the failure of Mic-dot-com — which burned through $60 million in startup capital and was sold for $5 million — and a similar observation may be made about the woes of the Weekly Standard: The Weekly Standard is not expected to survive going […]

Digital Fire Sale: ‘Get Woke, Go Broke’ Wiping Out SJW Online Media

Making “social justice” part of your business model is never a good idea, and some startling numbers are starting to come out: It was around this time last year that things were starting to look a little dicey for the media industry’s once breathlessly-hyped digital unicorns. Both BuzzFeed and Vice made news for substantially missing […]

CNN Commentator Fired After U.N. Speech Endorsing Anti-Israel Violence

  The usual suspects on the Left are upset that Professor Mark Lamont Hill lost his contract as a CNN commentator Thursday — he remains on the payroll of Temple University — but he said what he said: CNN Contributor Marc Lamont Hill told the United Nations on Wednesday that Israel should be replaced by […]

The Media: Stupid or Dishonest?

  “I don’t think our media is really this dumb,” Hot Air’s John Sexton writes. “Rather, I think they’re being intentionally dishonest.” The subject was CNN’s coverage of the “migrant caravan”: It started when CNN’s John Berman introduced the story this way: “U.S. border patrol agents deployed tear-gas on Central Americans seeking asylum, this does include […]

Obscure Cable-TV Personality Becomes Disorderly at White House Briefing

  CNN’s ratings are lower than the Hallmark Channel and Nickelodeon, which means more people watch Spongebob Squarepants than watch Jim Acosta, CNN’s prima donna “reporter” who threw a public temper tantrum during a presidential press conference today: CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta was captured wrestling with an unidentified White House aide for possession […]

‘Hate Speech,’ CNN and George Soros

Republican campaign ad in Minnesota. Yesterday, I switched my office TV to CNN, a psychological hazard I try to undertake at least once a week. Yes, it’s a mental-health risk to immerse myself into that bizarre alternative universe — a land where Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon are considered objective journalists — but if I […]

Why Do We Know Almost Nothing About Pittsburgh Gunman Robert Bowers?

  There has been a remarkable failure of journalism in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The gunman, 46-year-old Robert Bowers, remains a cipher. Except for the fact that he posted anti-Semitic rants on the Internet, worked as a truck driver and lived alone in an apartment, we know nothing about Bowers. Who are his parents? Does […]

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