Media

The mystery abides

Featured image Gee, what could possibly cause “violent extremism”? The New York Times is stumped. Matt Apuzzo reports: “Who will become a terrorist? Research yields few clues.” Few clues, indeed. Let’s file this in the annals of cluelessness: “After all this funding and this flurry of publications, with each new terrorist incident we realize that we are no closer to answering our original question about what leads people to turn to political »

How secret is it? (15)

Featured image If Hillary Clinton were the leading GOP candidate for president, the story of her email server would never get a rest. It is a subject of her bold and never-ending lies. It demonstrates her unfitness for public office. It demonstrates her fitness for an orange jumpsuit. As it is, however, Clinton is the leading Democratic candidate for president and one has to be a news junkie to discover that yet »

Why Ben Shapiro resigned from Breitbart

Featured image I don’t think we have written about the incident in which Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski allegedly manhandled Michelle Fields as she attempted to question the candidate at a rally. The incident has been covered extensively elsewhere, including here. The incident is hardly without interest, but I’m more intrigued by the fallout. Breitbart, whose chairman is pro Trump, refused to back its reporter. To the contrary , it published »

Quo Vadis? Whodat???

Featured image Tom Blumer notes that the AP caught up with one “Quo Vadis” in its story on the Trump rally shutdown in Chicago yesterday. Mr. Vadis, to borrow the New York Times naming convention, seems to have had a hand in planning the shutdown. Quo Vadis? Whodat??? Blumer brings an educated eye to his investigation: It seems quite likely that the person who was quoted is really Quovadis Green, a Chicago »

Belated Media Alert

Featured image On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of appearing on Seth Leibsohn’s radio show. We discussed, what else, Donald Trump’s march towards the GOP nomination and whether it can be stopped. Seth is a marvelous host — not only insightful, but able to draw insight from others, even on a topic as much discussed as Donald Trump. To borrow the compliment he paid Power Line, I always feel smarter after talking »

That Click you hear, cont’d

Featured image University of Missouri Professor Melissa “I need some muscle over here” Click is a liar of Clintonian proportions. Watch her at work in the devastating interview with CBS News’s Anna Werner in the video below. Werner herself shows up Click’s lies. Ed Morrissey continues the dissection in “Mizzou prof: You’re missing all the good I’ve done.” Via Ed Driscoll/InstaPundit. »

The Times Does Supreme Court History

Featured image On Wednesday, the New York Times published an article on the impending nomination of a replacement for Justice Scalia headlined Should Obama Pick Nominee? Your Answer May Depend on How Much History You Know. The point of the piece was to suggest that better-informed people–those who know the most about history!–want the choice of the next justice to be President Obama’s. No surprise there. What’s funny about this is that »

Hillary’s 50 shades of grey

Featured image Hillary Clinton is false in everything, a gold-plated phony seemingly incapable of uttering a true word. She lies with abandon. She lies with the ease of a pathological liar. Everyone knows it. Everyone sees it. Examples could be multiplied endlessly. Think only of the various statements she has made about her email arrangement. Has any of them stood the test of time? I don’t think so. She has told so »

Media alert

Featured image I will be a guest on “Tipping Point,” hosted by Liz Wheeler on One America News Network. We’ll be discussing the clash between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush over whether President George W. Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction. The program begins at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. »

Among friends illustrated

Featured image At conclusion of last night’s debate in Durham featuring Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, MSNBC moderator Rachel Maddow graphically showed how she was feeling the love for the two of them. Fellow moderator Chuck Todd confined himself to a polite handshake, but don’t be deceived! He too was feeling the love. Via Daniel Halper/Weekly Standard. »

Clinton among friends

Featured image Did you catch any of the close encounter between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in Durham on MSNBC last night? By far the most striking element of the affair was the concern of moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow to perform their function on behalf of a Democratic audience, posing questions of concern to Democrats while raising no challenge to the candidates themselves. Todd and Maddow sought capably to vet »

Hillary annotated

Featured image Hillary Clinton is a liar of the Lillian Hellman variety as described by Mary McCarthy: “Every word she writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.'” Perfect. Nobody has ever said it better. The Clintons have turned lying into performance art. Most recently, in her appearance on ABC’s This Week with former (Bill) Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on Sunday (video below), Hillary did it again. As for Stephanopoulos, kid gloves »

The Trump-Fox feud as seen by the left

Featured image Let’s take one last look back at the controversy surrounding the Fox News debate, and consider the left’s reaction to it. The reaction can best be described as gleeful. The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple relished the spectacle, celebrating it with over-the-top imagry: The right-wing penchant for nonstop media criticism is swerving across the median, zigzagging around the road, about to wrap itself around that oak tree around the curve. Like »

He would prefer not to

Featured image It has been frustrating to watch the chummy and inept questions directed to Hillary Clinton by mainstream media types such as Chuck Todd and Lester Holt regarding the unsecured private email server Hillary Clinton used for official State Department business. At yesterday’s State Department briefing, Catherine Herridge sought to pierce the fog emitted by the Clinton campaign through a few questions to State Department spokesman John Kirby. Herridge shows how »

Regrets, Clinton style

Featured image The mind-boggling story of Hillary’s Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business during her tenure as Secretary of State tells us over and over again why Clinton is unfit to hold any office involving public trust. She is oblivious to any interest but her own and unconstrained by any fidelity to facts. She lies with pathological abandon. Will she ever be held to account by a »

Fox News says Trump campaign “threatened” Megyn Kelly

Featured image Fox News has released a statement accusing Donald Trump’s campaign manager of threatening Megyn Kelly. According to Fox, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski stated in a call to a Fox News executive that Kelly had a “rough couple of days after that last debate” and he “would hate to have her go through that again.” The threat, though only to initiate another war of words, was inappropriate. It reminds me of »

Hillary for dummies

Featured image Jed Babbin steps back from the latest revelations in the continuing saga of Hilary Clinton’s unsecured private email server for her official State Department business to offer this useful introduction: To begin we have to recognize the obvious: that her private email system was set up for a corrupt purpose, namely to ensure that she had control over all the communications she sent or received as secretary of state. We »