The Other McCain

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

Cue the ‘Paw Patrol’ Theme Again

The laughingstock of the cable news industry is once again the butt of the joke, as CNN fires their CEO Chris Licht after just a year: CNN Chairman Chris Licht has been fired, according to sources at the network. Licht’s tumultuous, year-long tenure was marked by controversy after controversy as he tried to make the […]

CNN Warns of Weather ‘Misinformation’

When did the concern about “misinformation” arise? Why and how did the news media become obsessed with this paranoid fear — once mocked in a popular cartoon — that “someone is wrong on the Internet”? We can leave aside the etiology of the “misinformation” obsession (as I’m contemplating this as the subject of a future […]

In Terms of ‘Owning the Libs,’ Nobody Else Even Compares to Donald Trump

Forgive me for not watching Wednesday night’s CNN town hall with Donald Trump, but he’s a known quantity — what could be learned from such an exercise? Exactly why CNN decided to give Trump this fat slice of prime-time programming, I can’t say. Even with Fox News melting down in the ratings after Tucker Carlson’s […]

Major (and Also Minor) Media News

Today I was watching CNN (so you don’t have to) when, just after noon, they reported that Tucker Carlson and Fox News have “parted ways.” Then they brought on the despicable Oliver Darcy to engage in unsubstantiated speculation as to why Carlson — the top-rated host in cable news for the past six years — […]

Don Lemon Is on a Roll

So to speak: 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy angered “CNN This Morning” host Don Lemon during a debate on gun rights for Black Americans while on-air. In the heated exchange, Lemon took offense to Ramaswamy’s recent statements at an NRA conference last week about Democrats in the south instituting gun laws to prevent African Americans […]

‘Adult Film Actress’

The scholars and theologians assembled under royal commission to produce the official English translation we know as the King James Bible were working with Hebrew and Greek original texts, and when it came time to decide what word to use for women who have sex for money, settled on the word whore. If that word […]

Cue the ‘Paw Patrol’ Theme

Whenever we mention CNN on The Other Podcast, the Paw Patrol theme song is featured to mock the news network whose programming gets lower ratings than the Nickelodeon kiddie cartoon. Feb. 23: Obligatory CNN Mention Feb. 17: CNN: Making News (Not in a Good Way) Feb. 16: More Bad Headlines About CNN Feb. 15: Report: […]

Obligatory CNN Mention

Last week on The Other Podcast, I lamented that my co-host John Hoge didn’t have time to get us a sound bite of the Paw Patrol theme song to play during our segment about the neverending woes at CNN (whose programming gets lower ratings than the Nickelodeon kiddie cartoon). A few recent headlines should suffice […]

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