Media

Another slippery attempt to paint Trump as a racist

Featured image The Washington Post ran a front page story today called “As Trump hurls racial invective, GOP is quiet.” The story begins with this sentence: The president of the United States had just lobbed another racially charged insult — this time calling his former top African American adviser a “dog” — but Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) had no interest in talking about it. (Emphasis added) Notice how the Post backs away »

The Todd trap

Featured image Rudy Giuliani appeared this morning on Meet the Press on behalf of President Trump. Host Chuck Todd asked why President Trump won’t just sit for a friendly interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and tell the truth. What’s so hard about that? Truth is truth; Trump can avoid any alleged “perjury trap” by sticking to it. But it’s not that simple. “Truth isn’t truth,” Giuliani responded. “Mr. Mayor,” Todd countered. »

After last night

Featured image When I went downtown to the studio yesterday to appear for a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight, I thought that Tucker wanted to draw me out on the points I made about Keith Ellison in my Weekly Standard column on Wednesday. In the column I asserted that the domestic abuse allegations against Ellison were the least of his disqualifications from office. Taking advantage of his news sense, Tucker only wanted »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll asks a pointed question: WHO DO THESE PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE? She draws on her professional experience to answer the question: Here is a little secret from the comedy world, my friends. When comics get together, they rarely discuss the great gigs – the standing ovations, the necessity to take several minutes after one of your greatest bits for the audience to calm down so you can deliver »

Tucker Carison Tonight…tonight

Featured image I am scheduled to appear on the 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) segment of Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel to talk about Minnesota Attorney General candidate Keith Ellison and Minnesota Fifth District congressional candidate Ilhan Omar. That is a lot of ground to cover in one segment. I will have to try to hit the lowlights and leave out a lot of the details that support my comments on »

Media Alert

Featured image Laura Ingraham is going on vacation, and I will be filling in for her most of the days she is gone. I will host the show tomorrow and Friday, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The program runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some markets. Tomorrow’s show should be terrific; guests include Steve Moore, Heather Mac Donald and »

Take Me Out to Kavanaugh’s Ball Game

Featured image I noted here last night the desperate attempt of the left to smear Brett Kavanaugh by trolling for possible cellphone photos of him at Washington Nationals baseball games, and hoping that somebody somewhere would be working up some good photoshops fit for the moment, especially since I am too snowed under this week to do it myself. Fortunately faithful Power Line reader Stephen Manning is up to the challenge, and »

Tweet of the Day

Featured image It’s barely 10 am out here on the Left Coast, but I have found today’s Winner of the Internet—by John McCormack of the Weekly Standard. This is understated brilliance: »

Loose Ends (41)

Featured image Got a whole bunch of short items to get off my spindle this morning. • So Elon Musk says the Saudis are interested in financing Tesla to go private. Why would the Saudis want to become the major financial player in an electric car company? I simply can’t imagine. I guess Musk is too young to remember an old Johnny Carson Tonight Show line about an idea being as bad »

Welcome to my world

Featured image In the adjacent post I link to PJ Media New York City editor David Steinberg’s reiteration of the public source evidence he has collected regarding endorsed DFL congressional candidate Ilhan Omar’s marriage fraud or marriage related fraud of one kind or another. David’s intensely researched PJ Media column is “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Perjury Evidence Blacked Out by Minnesota Media.” In the headline David notes the ensuing silence. David Steinberg, »

The sound of (media) silence, Minnesota edition

Featured image Keith Ellison’s alleged domestic abuse of a former girlfriend is not his leading disqualification to serve as Minnesota Attorney General. I think his leading disqualifications for the office are his past involvement with the hate cult known as the Nation of Islam (and his continued lying about same) along with his support for cop killers. Yet we have heard not a word from the Minnesota media about Ellison’s public record »

The situational doggedness of Jim Acosta

Featured image Decades ago, after Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn took up residence in the United States, he noted that some of the same journalists he now observed behaving so rudely toward government officials in America had acted like pussycats when they were assigned to the Soviet Union. His comment, though very likely true, may have been a bit harsh. The fact that a journalist isn’t prepared to risk his freedom in a foreign country »

How to help Ilhan Omar

Featured image Ilhan Omar really doesn’t need help in her quest to win the DFL primary this Tuesday. She’s the endorsed DFL candidate in a contest that was wired to give her a leg up to succeed Keith Ellison in Congress. To the extent they have followed her at all, the local media have followed Omar respectfully, failing to raise any uncomfortable questions or explore unresolved issues. Yesterday one Laura Loomer disrupted »

Fake news wrapped in weasel words from the Washington Post

Featured image President Trump today condemned “all types of racism and acts of violence.” That’s a good thing. However, the Trump-hating Washington Post seized on the occasion to condemn Trump for alleged “racially tinged” statements. “Racially tinged” is a weasel phrase. A statement is either racist or it isn’t. When the statement pertains, however loosely, to race but isn’t racist, those obsessed with race or, in this case, Trump-hatred call it “racially »

The Times Does Temperature [Updated]

Featured image The Corrections section of today’s New York Times includes this howler: FRONT PAGE An article on Friday about rising global temperatures described incorrectly an aspect of the average temperature for the United States between May and July. While that temperature, 70.9 degrees Fahrenheit, was 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit above average, it was incorrect to describe it as “almost 5 percent above average” because Fahrenheit temperatures are not absolute quantities and therefore »

Scooping the Star Tribune (2)

Featured image This week The Intercept has broken a couple of stories regarding Minnesota Attorney Genera Lori Swanson, now seeking the DFL gubernatorial nomination in a wildly competitive primary contest in which the endorsed DFL candidate appears to be lagging the field. I noted the stories by Rachel Cohen yesterday in “Scooping the Star Tribune.” I credited Cohen with breaking these stories from her perch in Washington, D.C. In today’s Star Tribune »

Scooping the Star Tribune

Featured image In Minnesota this year we have every state constitutional office on the ballot as well as both senators and, of course, all congressional seats. It is an unusual year. I don’t think we have seen its like since 1978. This year in addition we have competitive primary races on the DFL side for one of the Senate seats, for Fifth District representative, for governor and for attorney general. The primary »