The Other McCain

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

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 […]

Skepticism and Silence: ‘Cancel Culture’ and America’s Growing Political Crisis

One of the things that separates 21st-century Americans from previous generations is a loss of liberty that few acknowledge. In particular, Americans have abandoned their First Amendment right to express their opinions, due to fear of what has become known as “cancel culture.” Consider, for example, how one-sided the public discussion has been about removing […]

A Grim Anniversary in Kansas

Twenty years ago this week, the people of Wichita, Kansas, awakened to startling news: Four people had been murdered — shot to death, execution-style — after an ordeal of sadistic torture. The only surviving witness, a 25-year-old school teacher, had been shot in the back of the head and left for dead with her four […]

Why Did the Media Suddenly Decide the Hunter Biden Scandal Is Newsworthy?

Blazing Cat Fur: On Wednesday, Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, admitted learning “that the US attorney’s office in Delaware had advised” his legal counsel that they were investigating his tax affairs. Yet, this was known long before last month’s presidential election, said Fox News host Tucker Carlson, opening the latest edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, and adding […]

‘Chris, We Haven’t Called Texas Yet’

Millions of Republicans have stopped watching Fox News after the Election Night debacle in which the network’s “Decision Desk” (i.e., a Democrat named Aaron Mishkin) called Arizona for Joe Biden at a time when they were still claiming that Ohio and Texas were “too close to call.” When the “Decision Desk” called Arizona for Biden, […]

Keep Calm and Vote Trump

Yesterday was a tough day for me. Everything — and I mean, absolutely everything — I saw in the news pointed toward a Biden win. But I am a professional journalist, and I’m not supposed to care who wins elections. It shouldn’t make a dime’s worth of difference to me whether President Trump is re-elected, […]

Jake Tapper: Still Not Over Macho Grande

Has it really been 40 years since Airplane? Perhaps younger readers don’t get the “over Macho Grande” reference, but it came to mind as I watched Jake Tapper have a hissy fit after Thursday’s debate, declaring that President Trump “is running the single most negative, sleazy campaign in American history for a major party candidate.” […]

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