Media

Elizabeth Warren: The movie

Featured image Elizabeth Warren has proved that she is approximately as Native American as the average cigar store Indian. I won’t be persuaded until Ward Churchill has endorsed her claim. Warren released a video (below) in connection with her alleged vindication. She must think we’re really, really stupid, and she has more evidence to support that proposition than she does her claim to official Indianship of some kind. Committing the only kind »

Karen Monahan speaks

Featured image Karen Monahan is Keith Ellison’s #MeToo nemesis. Ellison is the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Party candidate for the office of Minnesota Attorney General. Ellison’s abuse of Karen Monahan — the least of his disqualifications from office, but certainly a timely one for Democrats to confront — was voluminously documented in attorney Susan Ellingstad’s investigation of the incident (see report below). I wrote about the »

The left: An unhinged mob

Featured image Steve Scalise, we might say, has the moral authority to observe: “When Eric Holder, other Dems call for violence, that’s a direct threat to our democracy.” On a related note, Andy Ngo notes that “A leftist mob ‘polices’ Portland.” You probably missed it in the news presented by the mainstream media. You probably missed it because it wasn’t there. The Republican National Committee has just released the timely video it »

Exposing extreme Ellison

Featured image Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is a serious man waging a hard-hitting campaign against the Democrats’ Keith Ellison. The Wardlow campaign has released the tough ad below, dubbing the Democratic candidate “Extreme Ellison.” I judge that to be an exemplary deployment of truth in advertising. Stephen Montemayor takes up the advertisement in the Star Tribune story “Keith Ellison talks labor, unions in Rochester as Doug Wardlow attacks him in »

The World Has Gone Certifiably Crazy

Featured image Some days the absurd news just piles up so fast that there almost isn’t room for any fake news. Though tuning in to CNN for 10 minutes will cure you of this thought. Anyway, I wish some of the stories I spotted today were fake news, but alas, they are all read: Flight delayed after woman brings ’emotional support squirrel’ on plane Police escorted a woman off a plane Tuesday after she »

Political Correctness, and Other White Elitist Fads

Featured image I’ve seen several people observe that the anti-Kavanaugh protests of the last few weeks in Washington were demographically embarrassing for the race-conscious left. I recall seeing one comment that the composition of the protests was “whiter than a suburban country club.” But a new study just out from a British study group makes the left’s fanaticism about diversity and political correctness look even worse. The study, Hidden Tribes: A Study of »

Huffpost’s Ellison elision

Featured image Take a look at how Huffpost’s Daniel Marans covers for Keith Ellison’s long-time membership in the Nation of Islam hate cult and past support of cop killers in “Racism Rears Its Head In Keith Ellison’s Attorney General Race.” Marans has no shame. Ellison’s past causes are of course an embarrassment to him as he seeks the office of Minnesota attorney general, the state’s chief law enforcement officer. He continues to »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be filling in for Laura Ingraham on her radio show tomorrow. The program runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some markets. Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation will of course be topic number one, but among our guests will be Heather Mac Donald, author of a brand new book, The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and »

Notes on fake news (2)

Featured image I had intended to extend this series, but in light of the news in which we have been inundated, I will cut to the chase today. Doing the research for my Cardozo Society talk on fake news this coming Monday, I have been reading Ronald Steel’s excellent biography of the great liberal journalist Walter Lippmann. Lippmann was instrumental in the development of progressive thought as one of the founding editors »

Notes on fake news (1)

Featured image On Monday I am scheduled to make a presentation on the subject of “fake news” to our local Cardozo Society chapter. The society is an affinity group of Jewish lawyers. I am a member of the group. Unlike the past president of the Hair Club for Men (now Hair Club), I can’t say I’m both an owner and a client, but that’s the idea. It will make me nervous to »

The devastating Ellison report

Featured image Lukas Mikellonis reports for FOX News that “Lawyer who cleared Ellison of domestic abuse allegations is partner at firm that donated $500G to Dems.” The lawyer is Susan Ellingstad. Her report on the abuse allegation against Ellison summarily concludes that the allegation is “unsubstantiated,” but the report in total is full of evidence that makes a devastating case supporting the charge. Read it for yourself below, which Mikellonis shows no »

Dickerson versus Cotton

Featured image The mainstream media have taken up the Democrats’ war on Judge Kavanaugh in a big way. Or, I should say, the Democrats’ media adjunct is performing its assigned role. In this respect we have an aggravated repetition of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill ordeal of 1991. One can see the media’s work on behalf of the media’s Democratic colleagues vividly on display in John Dickerson’s “interview” of Senator Tom Cotton on »

The Times then and now (and now)

Featured image Who can keep up with the twists and turns of the New York Times in its opposition to all things Trump? Like the American Communists of old, the Times is prepared to turn on a dime as the needs of the party dictate. The Weekly Standard’s Eric Felten presents an intensely interesting case study in “Why Is the NYT Suddenly Opposed to Declassifying the FISA Docs?” The FISA documents in »

Jane Mayer revisited

Featured image Jane Mayer is the co-author of the New Yorker’s outrageous hit piece on Judge Kavanaugh. In this context readers may recall Mayer’s book (written with Jill Abramson) defaming Justice Thomas and supporting the Democrats’ late hit on him at the end of his confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1991. The Democrats sought to turn Justice Thomas into roadkill to prevent a black conservative from taking his place on the »

Media Alert

Featured image I will be filling in for Laura Ingraham on her radio show tomorrow. The program runs live from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Eastern, and is heard at other times in some markets. Laura will be in studio for the first hour, and I will take over for hours two and three. I don’t have a guest lineup yet, but I think it is fair to assume that the Kavanaugh »

Annals of the Liberal Bubble

Featured image Maggie Haberman, the respected reporter at the New York Times, takes to Twitter to express her bewilderment that any conservatives would find anything suspicious about Kavanaugh’s latest accuser being involved in advocacy for “human rights.” What could be wrong with human rights? (Oh let me count the ways. . . some other time). Of course, note that “human rights” is paired with “social justice and social change,” both bright dye »

Not fit to print

Featured image The New York Times runs a long story by Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Nicholas Fandos on the hearing now set before the Judiciary Committee this coming Thursday on the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh dating back to 35 years ago. The scheduled hearing is to take up Christine Blasey Ford. As of last night, however, we have “The farce next time” raised by the New Yorker involving Deborah Ramirez. Midway into »