The Other McCain

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

‘If You Experience an Erection Lasting More Than Four Hours …’

. . . blame the latest New York Times poll: Are you pumped, or what? There hasn’t been this much sorrow among Democrats since Hillary Clinton cratered in 2016: “It’s going to be a very tough decision — I’m seriously thinking about not voting,” said Mamta Misra, 57, a Democrat and an economics professor in […]

Let’s Talk About Things That Never Happen, According to Mainstream Media

Say hello to April Bradford, whose name you will never hear mentioned on CNN. Miss Bradford, formerly a teacher in Floyd County, Kentucky, is an excellent reminder of why this blog exists, and therefore also a reminder that you should hit the freaking tip jar, but I digress . . . Why am I here? […]

Shannon Cortez Gooden: Burnsville Gunman the News Media Won’t Name UPDATE: Local Media Breaks Embargo

Sunday evening, I was riding in the car with my brother Kirby, scrolling through the news on my phone, puzzled that police in Minnesota had not yet named the gunman who killed two cops and a paramedic in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville. The gunman also died during the incident, so that identifying him could […]

What Part of ‘Learn to Code’ Do We Need to Explain to Laid-Off Journalists?

Does she look particularly Hispanic to you? I say this as someone with a Hispanic son-in-law and daughter-in-law, both of whom are wonderful people from families that are at least as affluent as my own. The notion that every person of Hispanic ancestry is a victim of racist oppression — mired in poverty, “living in […]

Thank You for the Orgasmic Pleasure

Did I just wake up from dreaming of a three-way with Sydney Sweeney and Olivia Dunne, or is Taylor Lorenz complaining about the downfall of establishment journalism? It makes no difference. Either way, I’m experiencing a pleasant surge of endorphins in my bloodstream. Permit me to share a few excerpts: “[The] journalism industry is basically […]

Trump (Predictably) Wins Big in Iowa; MSNBC (Predictably) Melts Down on Air

It has never been my style to say or do anything merely to “own the libs,” as the kids say, but if owning the libs is what you want to do, then voting for Trump is certainly the best way to do it. Congratulations, then, to Iowa GOP caucus-goers, who provoked unprecedented conniptions in the […]

Lesbian Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Molesting Two Teenage Girls

That’s a headline you’ll never see in any mainstream media publication. There is no such thing as a gay pedophile, so far as the media are concerned, and on those occasions when minors are abused in such circumstances, journalists are obliged to conceal the most obvious facts. Longtime blog buddy Dana Pico calls attention to […]

MSNBC Guest Noura Erakat: ‘You Can Support Israel and Hate Jewish People’

Let’s start by agreeing that the ability to nod along with left-wing pretzel logic is pretty much Joy Reid’s only qualification to be on national TV, but then we have to proceed to asking the question, “Who is Rutgers University Professor Noura Erakat?” From her official profile: Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and […]

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