Media

When Omar remains silent

Featured image Earlier this year Minnesota’s ethically challenged Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar received a substantial cash advance — Forbes pegs it in a range from $100,00 to $250,000, but I’m told it was $300,000 — for a book someone is writing on her behalf. The book is to be published next April. Forbes picked up the Publishers Marketplace notice of Omar’s book deal in a report dated January 16, 2019. I »

About those phone records (3)

Featured image I scoured the House Intelligence Committee impeachment report prepared under the supervision of the lying lout Adam Schiff in an effort to deduce whose phone records he obtained and how he obtained them. The report itself is silent on the subject. I inferred that Schiff certainly obtained the telephone records of Rudy Giuliani and Lev Parnas. In part 2 of this series I cited reports that Schiff obtained records on »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charged the House Judiciary Committee with the preparation of articles of impeachment against President Trump yesterday. From the perspective of the Star Tribune editors, it’s probably the biggest news of the day. The AP story touting it sits at the top left of the Star Tribune home page (“Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly”). Readers, however, seem to be pursuing other interests. Below is »

Roger Kimball: On the omertà

Featured image Roger Kimball wears an incredible number of hats, including those of publisher of Encounter Books and editor/publisher of The New Criterion. I wrote Roger early Tuesday morning to ask if he thought I had overlooked anything that needed to be said about the the clamorous silence I wrote about in “The Russia hoax in review.” Roger responded in an email that I am posting with his kind permission below: I »

The Russia hoax in review

Featured image The Russia collusion hoax represents the biggest scandal in American political history. That’s not the way it is presented in the mainstream media, but they were active participants in the hoax. They are not inclined to look back or to try to understand what they have done. They think they are Woodward and Bernstein, but they are tools who are happy to be of use to their allies in the »

Fake news about a fake orgasm

Featured image In an interview with one Molly Jong-Fast of the Daily Beast, disgraced FBI lawyer Lisa Page speaks. It’s an extraordinarily tiresome interview of the “nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen” variety; she’s “done being silent.” In case you want to avoid a click on the Daily Beast, Gregg Re reports on the interview in his account of it for FOX News. The top line item in the Daily Beast and »

All the president’s men, take 2

Featured image Lee Smith is the author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History. The book is an invaluable companion to Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency; it adds to and amplifies the case McCarthy makes. I wrote about McCarthy’s book in “All the president’s men, Obama style.” »

Lee Smith: CNN & the Steele Dossier

Featured image Lee Smith is the author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History. Lee’s book is an invaluable companion to Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency; it adds to and amplifies the case McCarthy makes. One of Lee’s principal themes is the role played by the media »

Somebody up there likes to think we’re stupid

Featured image In The Plot Against the President, Lee Smith makes the case that the New York Times and the Washington Post have turned themselves into arms of the Resistance to the Trump administration that manifested in the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign undertaken by the FBI. The FISA warrant taken out on Carter Page by the FBI in October 2016 constituted a key element of the investigation. The warrant was »

An Omar sideshow (2)

Featured image David Steinberg notes Ilhan Omar endorsing his dismissal of the story that she is a Qatari asset. The endorsement came via a retweet (below). In that David is the investigative reporter who has nailed down the story that Ahmed Elmi — the guy whom Omar married under the auspices of a Christian minister in 2009 — is Omar’s brother, it’s a notable moment. See David’s Power Line post “Tying up »

An Omar sideshow

Featured image For the past several weeks a deposition transcript has been floating around implicating Ilhan Omar as a Qatari asset. Bona fide news outlets have hesitated to report on the allegations without some confirmation. Now the Jerusalem Post has stepped forward to serve up the story without confirmation. Al Arabiya English does likewise here. A spokesman for Omar has dignified the story with an outright denial that is included by the »

Spot the crime in progress

Featured image Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are the principals of Fusion GPS. In April 2016 the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic National Commmittee hired Fusion GPS “to build a Trump-Russia echo chamber,” as Lee Smith puts it in The Plot Agains the President. Simpson promptly circulated allegations of corrupt Russian ties to the Trump campaign to the mainstream media. At the same time, Simpson and Fusion worked for Russian authorities to »

The peasants are revolting, cont’d

Featured image Star Tribune readers seem to have escaped the impeachment hysteria that has manifested in a big way among the Democrats and their media adjunct. I refer, of course, to Schiff impeachment theater. The Star Tribune features syndicated articles peddling the hysteria as big news every day on its home page, yet its readers continue to direct their attention elsewhere. Below are the Star Tribune’s top five most read online stories »

Fredo in free fall

Featured image In a hilarious footnote to Schiff impeachment theater, CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo conducted an on-air experiment to disprove President Trump’s doubt about the (brief) overheard phone call that somehow resulted in the 40-minute lecture on Ukraine policy by State Department official David Holmes. Video of the CNN segment is embedded in the tweet at the bottom. This, as they say, is CNN (in the age of Trump). The New York »

The peasants are revolting

Featured image The Star Tribune home page turned its online home page into a hotbed of Trump Derangement Syndrome from the first days of the administration. Of course, every jot and tittle of the Democrats’ impeachment theater has found a prominent place on it. For some reason, however, Star Tribune readers prefer stories pursuing other interests. The screenshot below captures the Star Tribune’s top 5 most read stories this morning. Go Gophers, »

An Ilhan Omar update

Featured image The Daily Mail has recently published two stories — here (October 21) and, most recently, here (November 12) — covering the tabloid-friendly aspects of Ilhan Omar’s life and career. These stories directly demonstrate a few of the lies that Omar is living and indirectly illustrate the protective cover provided by the Star Tribune. The Daily Mail is doing the work that the Star Tribune refuses to do, as I am »

Media Bias: It’s Not In Your Head

Featured image The Democrats’ impeachment farce is intended to smear President Trump, in part because that party’s leaders know they don’t have a decent candidate to run against him next year. This is why Congressional Republicans prominently displayed a quote from Rep. Al Green at today’s sham hearing: “I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this President, he will get re-elected.” Unimpeachable logic. As always, the Democrats count on their media arm to »