Author Archives: John Hinderaker

Reporters Beg Martin Luther King III to Denounce Trump [Updated]

Featured image This is all from Newsbusters. Please do check out the original post. This afternoon, Martin Luther King III met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Following their meeting, reporters begged King–pleaded with him–to denounce Trump, in order to further their anti-Trump narratives. The naked partisanship of their questions would be shocking if we hadn’t seen it thousands of times before. These reporters are Democratic Party operatives, nothing more and nothing »

Rip Van Reporter

Featured image Are America’s reporters and editors our most inept occupational group? They are an obvious candidate for the honor. How many reporters had any idea that Americans were so unhappy with the Washington status quo that Donald Trump would be our next president? Approximately zero. (I, on the other hand, predicted that Trump would win, mostly because I understood what a historically awful candidate Hillary Clinton was.) Political reporters are part »

Dishonest CIA Director Rips Trump; Trump Should Rip Him Back [Updated]

Featured image John Brennan’s career in the Obama administration, first as counterterrorism adviser, then as Director of the CIA, has been a disaster. We have written about him many times; just search “John Brennan” on this site. Along with being an inept CIA Director, Brennan is a political hack. Today he went on Fox News Sunday and attacked Donald Trump. But the real news was Brennan’s inability to respond to questions about »

Democratic Party Bullies Try to Scuttle Trump’s Inauguration

Featured image This morning on Meet the Press, Democratic Party hack John Lewis said that he will not attend Donald Trump’s inauguration because Trump is “not a legitimate president.” Shocking though it may be, this anti-democratic rhetoric is common in the Democratic Party, and many have taken it to an even lower level. Never before in our history has one party been so petty as to try to interfere with the traditional »

Could This Be Guam’s Year?

Featured image The Miss Universe pageant is coming around again; the finale will take place in Manila on January 29. Somewhat weirdly, they are calling it “Miss Universe 2016,” even though it is actually Miss Universe 2017. You may remember last year’s pageant, when the announcer mistakenly announced Miss Dominican Republic as the winner, only to have to retract after the crown had been placed on her head, and award the title »

The AP Spins Lewis vs. Trump

Featured image The biggest news story of the day, apparently, is the dustup between Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump, about which I wrote this morning. Although the story has little real significance, the Associated Press, the most influential news source in the U.S., spins it furiously to drive its anti-Trump narrative. Start with the headline: “Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend.” Most people only read headlines, and this one »

Journalists: How Should We Cover Trump?

Featured image We all know the answer to that question. But The Hill reports that on January 25, representatives of Slate, the Huffington Post, Univision, the New Yorker and CNN will put on a public program on the topic at NYU: Journalists from The Huffington Post, Slate and Univision will gather days before Donald Trump’s inauguration to publicly discuss “how the news media can and should proceed to cover” the president-elect. Slate »

Trump Hits Back at John Lewis [Updated]

Featured image On tomorrow’s Meet the Press, Georgia Congressman John Lewis will say that he doesn’t consider Donald Trump to be a “legitimate president.” Chuck Todd: You have forged a relationship with many presidents. Do you plan on forging a relationship with Donald Trump? Rep. John Lewis: I believe in forgiveness. I believe in trying to work with people. It’s going to be hard. It’s going to be very difficult. I don’t »

EPA Stiffs the People It Injured

Featured image We have written several times about the Gold King Mine disaster, one of the worst and most avoidable environmental incidents of recent years. Through sheer incompetence, the EPA and its contractor spilled three million gallons of toxic liquid into the Animas River in Colorado. The federal government turned the river orange: If a private citizen had done the same thing, he would have been criminally prosecuted. But being a government »

How Can I Miss You, Barry, When You Won’t Go Away?

Featured image Barack Obama said farewell to our nation in a speech that, as Byron York noted, was really a campaign rally: [T]his was his last chance to give a rally for himself, the last rally for a president that’s always excelled at campaigning instead of governing. Or is it his last rally? It was clear Tuesday night that Obama isn’t ready to leave office. It says a lot that he recently »

Federal Judge Denounces EPA As Rogue Agency

Featured image In 2014, Murray Energy Corporation and several of its affiliates sued EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, alleging that the EPA was in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 7621, § 321(a) of the Clean Air Act, which requires the agency to “conduct continuing evaluations of potential loss or shifts of employment which may result from the administration or enforcement of the provision of [the Clean Air Act] and applicable implementation plans, including »

Wounded Trooper Saved By Armed Citizen

Featured image A rollover accident occurred on an isolated stretch of highway near Phoenix at around 4:00 this morning. An Arizona state trooper responded to the accident, in which a woman was killed. The trooper was putting out flares on the highway when he was “ambushed” by an unidentified assailant who shot him in the shoulder. The assailant then attacked the wounded trooper, wrestled him to the ground and started beating his »

Trump Bestrides the Liberals’ World Like a Colossus

Featured image As we and others have documented countless times, the liberal world has gone bonkers over Donald Trump. It is an odd thing: Trump isn’t even a conservative, or wasn’t until recently. Yet liberals have gone nuts over his ascendancy in a way that is unprecedented. They make fools of themselves hour by hour, and, weirdly, don’t seem to notice. The current issue of Vanity Fair, a celebrity-oriented Democratic Party magazine, »

Time For Heads to Roll at the CIA

Featured image Between the time I went to bed last night and when I got home from work today, the fake news story about the purported Russian dossier on Donald Trump was born, flowered and died. At this juncture, I think only one point is worth making. The anonymously-sourced memos that are the basis for the report have been kicking around for months. Because they lacked any credibility, no respectable news source–not »

Why Are Liberals Such Racists?

Featured image As a conservative, I essentially never encounter racism. I don’t have any racist friends or acquaintances. The issue never comes up. Liberals, on the other hand, tell us that they are swimming in a sea of racism. I don’t know, they might be right. Maybe in their liberal world, racism is still an issue. A case in point: a “reporter” for MTV named Ira Madison III was looking for a »

Disgraceful Democrats Depict Police Officers As Pigs

Featured image You could say this is one of the pettier controversies in the history of our national Capitol, or you could say it opens a window onto the deep disgrace of one of our political parties. I incline toward the latter view. There is, apparently, an annual arts competition that results in a large number of paintings from the Congressional districts being displayed in a hallway between one of the House »

Sessions Sailed Through, But Does It Matter?

Featured image As Paul reported earlier, Jeff Sessions waltzed through his confirmation hearing today. The Democrats’ questioning was desultory, and none of the Democratic Senators laid a glove on the nominee. Only the inept Al Franken even tried. As Byron York put it, the anticipated “showdown fizzle[d].” But perhaps the Democrats had the last laugh. All they had to do was send their talking points to the television networks, and they got »