Author Archives: John Hinderaker

To the FBI, CIA and NSA: Where Were You When We Needed You? [Updated]

Featured image While failing utterly to provide evidence (let alone persuasive evidence) that Russia intruded into the DNC’s email system, today’s intelligence report is not without interest. The most notable sections of the report are those that tie Russia’s government to a series of left-wing propaganda campaigns in the U.S. No member of the Occupy movement, for instance, can read the report without squirming. If true, it vindicates what we conservatives have »

Today’s Intelligence Report Proves Nothing [Updated]

Featured image Today the U.S. intelligence community–i.e., the CIA, the FBI and the NSA–released a report titled “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections.” This is the declassified version of a longer report that was delivered to President Obama, President-Elect Trump, and indirectly to the Washington Post and other news organs friendly to the Democratic Party. The report constitutes, allegedly, the long-awaited proof that Russia (specifically, Vladimir Putin) meddled in »

Trump Is Right: Intelligence Agencies Leak Like a Sieve

Featured image Someone in the U.S. intelligence community–if it has been reported exactly who, I haven’t seen it–has prepared a 50-page report on, among other things, alleged Russian efforts to “meddle” with the 2016 presidential election. That report was delivered to President Obama today, and will go to Donald Trump tomorrow. Naturally, it took only a matter of hours for the Washington Post to be briefed on the report’s contents. One point, »

Meta-Media Alert

Featured image I will be on NRA News with host Cameron Gray at 3:20 Eastern today to talk about my appearance on BBC Radio this morning. Heh. If anyone wants to interview me about my appearance on NRA News, shoot me an email. We no doubt will talk about the Chicago anti-white, anti-Trump crime, too. »

The BBC Follows Up On Hate Crime In Chicago

Featured image I wrote last night about the horrific crime in Chicago, where four young African-Americans kidnapped a mentally challenged white youth and tortured him for somewhere between 24 and 48 hours, while unaccountably documenting a portion of their vicious assault on Facebook Live. On the video the perpetrators can be heard shouting “F*** white people!” and “F*** Trump!.” I pointed out that the Associated Press’s account of the crime completely failed »

Vicious Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press [Updated]

Featured image This is the Associated Press’s innocuous report on a crime that occurred in Chicago on Tuesday, in its entirety: Chicago police say they are investigating a video circulating on social media that shows several people beating a man at a residence. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference Wednesday that four suspects are in custody. Formal charges have not been filed. Johnson says the victim, who has “mental »

The Nation Gets Immigration Half Right

Featured image The Nation, America’s leading Communist journal, is wrong about everything. But sometimes its candor opens a valuable window on how the far Left understands an issue–in this case, immigration. In the January 30 issue of the Nation, one Julianne Hing writes: Donald Trump’s plans for undocumented immigrants 
are what get all the headlines. There’s the wall, of course, and his promises to dismantle deportation-relief programs for undocumented young people, known »

Dan Rather Teaches Truth!

Featured image Given the Left’s current obsession with “fake news,” it is entertaining to see that Dan Rather, perpetrator of the most notorious “fake news” episode in American history, is now charging students to teach them about truthful reporting: Raising eyebrows among some critics, former CBS anchor Dan Rather is now teaching an online course focused on ethics in journalism. Called “Journalism & Finding the Truth in the News” and offered through »

Conservatives Outnumber Liberals, But Gap Narrows

Featured image Gallup has released its annual poll on conservative/liberal/moderate self-identification. It finds that U.S. adults are now 36% conservative, 34% moderate, and 25% liberal. This is consistent with a broad body of polling that shows conservatives have outnumbered liberals by as much as two to one in recent decades. But liberals are gaining. This Gallup graph covers the period from 1992 to the present: Conservative identification has remained essentially steady, but »

The Mysterious Terror Attack In Istanbul [Updated]

Featured image Experience has taught us to treat skeptically all early news reports of dramatic events like terrorist attacks, because such reports nearly always turn out to be wrong, at least in part. But the attack on the night club Reina in Istanbul seems particularly mysterious, especially given how many witnesses there were. It is still not entirely clear whether there was just one attacker, as the authorities maintain, or several, as »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be on the Howie Carr Show in a couple of hours, at around 4:30 Eastern time, to talk about “Grizzly Steppe” and the Obama administration’s unsupported assertion that Russia was behind the DNC email intrusion. You can listen at the link, or tune in if you live in New England. »

Evidence for Russian Involvement In DNC Hack Is Nonexistent

Featured image The Obama administration insists that Russia’s government was behind the penetration of the Democratic National Committee’s email system (even though it admits that the intrusion was not carried out by the government itself). The administration released a report that purportedly provided evidence in support of this claim, but even an amateur like me could see that the report was surprisingly weak. Then the experts started to weigh in. Their verdict »

Misreporting on Trump and the United Nations

Featured image The Associated Press reports on incoming U.N. head Antonio Guterres, and takes the opportunity to editorialize on Donald Trump. As is so often true these days, some of what the AP reports as fact is flat-out wrong: Antonio Guterres takes the reins of the United Nations on New Year’s Day, promising to be a “bridge-builder” but facing an antagonistic incoming U.S. administration led by Donald Trump who thinks the world »

Is “Grizzly Steppe” Really a Russian Operation?

Featured image I wrote here about the Obama administration’s underwhelming report, purporting to show that the malware that infected the Democratic National Committee’s email system was planted by Russia. The report is unimpressive in part because it consists mostly of pedestrian advice to IT professionals about computer security. This is the report’s description of the “Grizzly Steppe” malware: Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) IOCs associated with RIS cyber actors are provided within the »

Washington Post Blows Story on Vermont Utility, Russia

Featured image The Washington Post trumpeted a story that initially was headlined “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.” The story was obviously intended to contribute to the “election hacking” hysteria that the Democrats have ginned up, arising from the intrusion by persons unknown into Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s email account. But the Post blew the story: it turned out that malware was found on a laptop owned by Burlington »

Can We Return Our President? Please?!

Featured image It is that time of year, when millions of Americans are returning Christmas gifts. Which makes one wonder: can we return President Obama? Michael Ramirez raises the question. Click to enlarge: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could tell someone, We changed our minds. We want to return President Obama! Well, that is more or less what happened in November. Most Americans are glad to say goodbye to the Obama »

Why Immigration Is a Major Issue

Featured image This isn’t the only reason, but it is an important one: Mexican man charged with raping a 13-year-old girl on a bus had NINETEEN deportations and removals. Liberals don’t ride buses, but the rest of us are horrified: A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since »