The Other McCain

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

Ah, the Glamorous Life of a ‘Writer’!

Roger Simon on “self-quarantining” as a novelist: I know — it’s hard to look at the bright side of a pandemic. But take it from someone who has self-quarantined for the better part of fifty years, it’s not always so bad. That’s what professional writers do, sit alone in a room and work (or try […]

‘Sickening Desires’

Shakyla Wilson is charged with aggravated sexual abuse. Political correctness is bad for the news business. Cops and prosecutors give you quotes that are solid gold? Headlines, baby. Lesbian Coach ‘Preyed on the Innocence of Young Girls,’ Police Chief Says Alternately: Prosecutor Condemns Accused Lesbian Molester’s ‘Sickening Desires’ Do you want to sell newspapers or […]

Well, This Happened

Readers may recall @HollyRFisher as the mom whose Facebook image holding a Chick-fil-A iced tea in front of Hobby Lobby made liberals’ heads explode in July 2014. Her stand for religious freedom made her the target of rape threats from “tolerant” liberals, and conservatives responded with the #IStandWithHolly campaign. She was soon appearing on national TV as […]

Nice Reputation, Jesse

Ace of Spades calls Jesse Ventura a “conspiracy-addled asshole” and he could have added “selfish,” “dishonest” and “vindictive” to that description without fear of being sued for defamation. The reaction to Ventura’s suing a Navy SEAL’s widow for $1.8 million is ironic: Ventura claimed that his reputation was harmed by Chris Kyle’s book; yet Ventura […]

Also, You’re Not Cynical Enough

My advice: Never volunteer advice. If people wanted your advice, they would (a) ask you for it, and (b) pay you for it. @LeadershipInst — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) July 19, 2013 The two most important questions in any contract are: What’s in it for me? and What’s in it for them? Caveat emptor. Honesty […]

The Columbia Journalism Review Is (Still) Depraved and Decadent

“In the context of journalism, here, we are dealing with a new kind of ‘lead’ — the Symbiotic Trapezoid Quote. The Columbia Journalism Review will never sanction it; at least not until the current editor dies of brain syphilis, and probably not even then. “What? “Do we have a libel suit on our hands? “Probably not, […]

Turbo-Tax Tim Does 3 Sunday Shows UPDATE: Geithner Praises Obama’s ‘Incredibly Effective’ Economic Policies

The Treasury Secretary is ubiquitous on Tax Day: ABC This Week: Timothy Geithner. NBC Meet the Press: Timothy Geithner; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. CBS Face the Nation: Timothy Geithner; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. CNN State of the Union: Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Cathy […]

When the Blogosphere Gets Weird …

. . . the weird get blogging, and the past few days have kept me tied up in all kinds of “deep” stuff that prevented me from keeping up with the flow of events on the blogosphere. First there was that weirdness about the Planned Parenthood bombing in Wisconsin and the MSNBC “Republican War on Women” […]

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