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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 »

Message to Maya

Featured image You’d almost not know it from reading the Star Tribune, but in the primary next Tuesday Democrats will select their candidate to replace Keith Ellison and represent Minneapolis in Congress for life. The paper has only given the most superficial attention to the three serious DFL candidates. It has left Ilhan Omar untouched since her endorsement by the party at the special convention held on June 17 despite the apparent »

Don Lemon’s dumb response to being called dumb

Featured image When President Trump assumed office, I resolved to begin watching CNN’s talk shows. Why? Because I wanted to make sure I heard reasoned criticism of the new administration. After about two weeks, I concluded that there was precious little reasoned criticism of Trump to be found on CNN. Typically, the network served up bloated panels with each member trying to outdo the others in mindlessly attacking the new president. Finding »

Up close with Ilhan Omar

Featured image Ilhan Omar is the endorsed DFL candidate running in next Tuesday’s contested DFL primary to succeed the former Nation of Islam hustler Keith Ellison in Congress. In the primary Omar faces former Minnesota House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and state senator Patricia Torres Ray. Today the Star Tribune endorses Kelliher and ranks Torres second of the three. Omar comes in third. Attentive readers will note that this is how I »

How the media embraced en masse fake news about Trump Tower meeting

Featured image On Sunday, I exposed as “fake news” a New York Times article touting President Trump’s “admission” that the purpose of his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer was to obtain negative information about Hillary Clinton. In fact, Trump’s statement wasn’t news at all. He said the same thing more than a year ago. Moreover, the Times, misstated Trump’s “admission.” It characterized his statement as an admission that the meeting “focused” »