The Other McCain

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

Devin Nunes Sues CNN and Daily Beast Over ‘Demonstrably False’ Stories

  Breitbart News reports: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) intends to file lawsuits against both CNN and the Daily Beast over fake hit pieces the outlets have published about him in recent days, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Two pieces recently published in both outlets — one from […]

The Impeachment Carnival Is a Distraction From What Really Matters

  While the televised circus in the House Intelligence Committtee was consuming the attention of the national media, the real news was happening behind the scenes with the Horowitz report: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI’s secretive surveillance of […]

The Secret of Liberal ‘Success’

Readers will please excuse last week’s paucity of blog content, as I’ve gotten sucked into The Dreaded Research Vortex again, and at some point you have to commit to 48 hours’ worth of ideological spelunking in a 72-hour span. Add in a few hassles in so-called “real life,” including a trip to the Veteran’s Administration […]

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 […]

Katie Hill and Her Victimhood Narrative

  As I remarked the other day, the Katie Hill sex scandal is actually a media scandal, given the role played by the “Democratic Party operatives with bylines” in helping elect the naked bisexual to Congress. Of course, then, when her own unethical behavior forced her from office, the disgraced Democrat claimed to be a […]

The Katie Hill Blame Game

  Let me explain something that might not be as obvious to everyone else as it is to me: The Katie Hill sex scandal is not about sex. It’s not even really about Katie Hill, a dime-a-dozen liberal who just happened to get herself elected to Congress. No, what this story is actually about is […]

‘Austere Religious Scholar’

  In the carnival of #FakeNews self-ownage, the hits just keep coming: The Post’s obituary briefly acknowledges the circumstances of al-Baghdadi’s death before painting, at length, a rather sympathetic portrait of al-Baghdadi’s “canny pragmatism.” This is how the Post describes his background: From his teens, he was fascinated with Islamic history and the intricacies of […]

‘You’re White, You Know’

One of my former co-defendant John Hoge‘s favorite stories about our lengthy legal entanglement with Brett Kimberlin is a moment in the 2014 Maryland trial when I was on the witness stand being questioned by Kimberlin, who was acting as his own attorney, pro se. Kimberlin kept trying to bring up my alleged “racism,” a […]

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