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Quote of the day

Featured image President-elect Donald Trump held his long-awaited press conference today amid heightened tensions created by the publication of the supposed dossier of compromising information by BuzzFeed. With respect to the salacious allegations about what may have occurred in a Russian hotel room, Trump explained that there is an inherent lack of credibility. “Does anyone really believe that story?” Trump asked. “I’m also very much of a germophobe, by the way, believe »

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 Most Epic “Epic Media Fail” of All Time?

Featured image Put your cup of hot coffee far away from your keyboard before you read on. The Washington Post puts out a tabloid for Metro riders called Express, and here is its cover for the current issue: I may not be able to get any work done for the rest of the day I’m so convulsed with laughter. In fact I am dictating this post from flat on my back on »

Fareed’s song of love

Featured image You probably missed Fareed Zakaria’s two-hour CNN special “The Legacy of Barack Obama” (CNN promotional note here). When it comes to hero worship, a teenage fangirl of Justin Bieber has absolutely nothing on Zakaria. Defying heavy odds, the Washington Free Beacon’s David Rutz has made Zakaria’s CNN special watchable by reducing it to a 90-second highlight reel (video below). Now it is something of a laugh riot with a fitting »

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. »

Some of the best of 2016

Featured image I wish I had thought to keep a list of best columns and articles of the past year, but I didn’t. I do have a few tabs I kept open to revisit. I can guarantee that these columns and articles are worth your time. Here they are in alphabetical order by author: James Ceaser, “What’s next for the left?,” Weekly Standard (February 8, 2016). Matthew Continetti, “The return of street »

Fact-Checking “Fake News”

Featured image I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Democrats’ whining about “fake news,” since it appears to be just another feeble excuse for losing. Still, I was interested to see that the Associated Press undertook to fact-check a fake news story yesterday. I assumed this must be a particularly important instance of the genre, for the AP to bother. The headline was, “AP FACT CHECK: Ex-agent didn’t write book »

“Fake News,” a Meme For All Seasons

Featured image One of the silliest post-election phenomena is the Democrats’ attempt to blame their losses on “fake news” appearing mostly, I take it, on Facebook. They are distraught, apparently, at losing their monopoly. Still, lame or not, the “fake news” theme is spreading. The German government, which may be cruising for a defeat in upcoming elections, is preemptively blaming “fake news”: The German government is seeking to create a center of »

More Fake News from the Left

Featured image Remember the Muslim woman student at the University of Michigan who said a person forced her to take off her hijab under threat? It was widely reported as a sign of the new age of Trump terror. Well, never mind: Several days after the U.S presidential election in November, a female student at the University of Michigan reported being attacked by a man who threatened that if she did not remove her »

Fake News About Sarah Palin

Featured image The Associated Press fact checker exposes some fake news about Sarah Palin that was propagated on Facebook: A story claiming former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called for boycotting the Mall of America in Minnesota over its black Santa Claus is false. The story, posted by Newslo [Ed.: Never heard of it.] and some affiliated websites, claims Palin told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, “Santa was always white in the Bible.” »

Keith Ellison for dummies revisited

Featured image I wrote the Weekly Standard article “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” and posted the companion Power Line post “Keith Ellison for dummies” in October 2006, when Ellison was on the verge of election to Congress representing Minnesota’s Fifth District. The latter piece includes some of the basic documents supporting my narrative of Ellison’s long association with the Nation of Islam. I was provoked to write these pieces by the poor job »

What happened in Berlin [updated]

Featured image What was the horrifying attack at the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin that killed 12 yesterday? It was obviously an act of Islamist terrorism in the style of the attack that killed 86 in Nice on Bastille Day this past July. How obvious was it? It was so obvious that the New York Times describes it as follows: A truck driver barreled into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin »

Feel Good Story of the Day, Courtesy of the NY Times

Featured image The New York Times has announced that it will lease out eight floors of its Manhattan headquarters to raise revenue—almost half of its total remaining office space: The New York Times is planning to offer up at least eight floors at its Eighth Avenue headquarters on the sublet market in an effort to generate some rental income. The Gray Lady, which partnered with Forest City Ratner Companies to develop the Renzo Piano-designed, »

The Clinton crying game

Featured image Hillary Clinton’s defeat by Donald Trump in the presidential election has given rise to a crisis of the republic. Rather, it has given rise to a series of crises. The video compilation below (about 90 seconds) quickly exposes us to each of the crises in turn, several times over. Here we seem to be stuck in stage 2 of the five stages of leftist grief: “The main culprits for Clinton »

More Fake News from the Left

Featured image About 90 percent of the time that you hear about a “hate crime” on a college campus, it is later discovered to have been a hoax. And the other 10 percent of the time the culprit is not some vagabond Klan member or genuine Nazi, but a psychologically troubled kid seeking attention. As David Burge (“Iowahawk”) observed on Twitter, it’s odd that so many expressions of “hate speech” are showing »

Keith’s World

Featured image With the decline of satire in the hands of the left, one might view Keith Olbermann with new appreciation. An impossible man, he has long since burned out among his natural allies in the mainstream media. He now posts poorly produced videos via GQ from a bunker with the acoustics of a rainwater barrel. How the crazed have fallen. If Wayne’s World had a political bent, it might have gone »

Ellison seeks full-time work

Featured image Speaking at a gathering of Democrats in Denver last week, Keith Ellison argued that he could both represent Minnesota’s Fifth District in the House and lead the Democratic National Committee if elected its chairman. “All there is to do is to vote ‘no,’” Ellison explained, vowing that he would spend “every other moment” working for the party. No comment was sought from Ellison’s Democratic colleagues in the Minnesota congressional delegation. »