Trofimov not trying hard enough

Featured image On its news pages the Wall Street Journal’s more or less marches in lockstep with the rest of the braindead media on Israel’s response to the Hamas massacres. Yaroslav Trofimov is the chief foreign-affairs correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. He wrote the Review section’s featured essay “Does the West Have a Double Standard for Ukraine and Gaza?” Beyond the ambit of the news section, it reflects some of the »

The Times Can’t Multiply

Featured image This New York Times correction is one for the books. It raises, once again, two questions: 1) How dumb are today’s reporters? and 2) Does the Times actually employ any editors? Because it is hard to imagine that two people collaborated on this goof: An article on Page 36 this weekend about the recent antitrust actions against the chicken suppliers industry by the Justice Department misstates the profits that suppliers »

Pallywood’s latest blockbuster

Featured image Historian Richard Landes gave Pallywood its name. I excerpted his recent essay ”Jihadi journalism” on mainstream media photographers riding along with Hamas on the October 7 massacre. Professor Landes now returns with the Tablet essay “Pallywood’s latest blockbuster” to document the production featuring the Al-Ahli Hospital. A funny thing happened on the way from Pallywood. He concludes with these observations: Had it been merely an Islamic Jihad rocket that fell »

Beyond useful idiots

Featured image It’s increasingly obvious to me that President Biden intends to suppress Israel’s campaign to eliminate Hamas. I may be mistaken, but that’s the way the wind is blowing, isn’t it? You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows in the mainstream media. That much I can tell you. Author of Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy (published by our friends at Encounter Books), Batya »

They Don’t Mind Being Wrong

Featured image Are journalists, as a group, the least intelligent of any profession? I think they may be, and the war between Israel and Gaza is bringing out the worst in them. Check out this exchange, in which a clueless reporter floats the theory that the ratio of terrorists to innocent hostages released under the recent agreement is evidence of Israeli racism: The first question that left me speechless (but only for »

Ramirez’s Take Two

Featured image We followed the removal of the Ramirez “Human Shields” editorial cartoon depicting the Hamas way of war from the Washington Post’s site in “Ramirez on the record.” The cartoon is posted at Ramirez’s Substack site in “Free speech dies in darkness” with a collection of links to comments on the episode. I posted the cartoon here. We learned from the Free Beacon’s Collin Anderson’s story that Washington Post opinion editor »

Naked, stoned and stabbed

Featured image Today comes word that Derek Chauvin has been attacked and seriously injured by another inmate in federal prison. John wrote about the stabbing and commented on the Chauvin case here earlier this morning. Something’s happening here. What it is is pretty clear. When Derek Chauvin filed an appeal of his conviction for the murder of George Floyd, a funny thing happened on the way to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. »

Candy, man!

Featured image Mark Tapson covers the Candace Owens/Ben Shapiro controversy. Candace is apparently bidding to expand her market while otherwise exposing herself as something of an ignoramus. A cat has her tongue on precisely whom she was talking about in the tweet below. No government anywhere has a right to commit a genocide, ever. There is no justification for a genocide. I can’t believe this even needs to be said or is »

Subdued JFK?

Featured image It is just me, or did the 60th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy pass yesterday with much less commemoration than usual? You’d think an anniversary of this sorry day ending in a zero would have merited special closing segments on the evening network news (NBC Evening News chose instead to run a closing puff piece on a Napa Valley winery), covers or special commemorative editions of the »

Notes from underground

Featured image The IDF has carefully overtaken and explored the tunnel system that converges on Gaza City’s Shifa Hospital. The IDF seeks to expose the Hamas way of war as inherently criminal — a point that has gotten lost in the media shuffle. Shifa Hospital director Muhammad Abu Salmiya was arrested yesterday along with several other hospital staff members while attempting to evacuate southward along the humanitarian corridor — i.e., the escape »

Jihadi journalism

Featured image Richard Landes is the medieval historian and author, most recently, of Can “The Whole World” Be Wrong?: Lethal Journalism, Antisemitism, and Global Jihad. He taught at Boston University. His excellent site is The Augean Stables. He posts here on X/Twitter, where he specifies his areas of interest — “Medieval historian, apocalyptic thought, blog on lethal journalism & other follies of 21C intelligentsia” — as well as his preferred pronouns — »

Thought for the day

Featured image Brendan O’Neill is the political writer for Britain’s excellent Web magazine Spiked (or Sp!ked). O’Neill has written a brilliant column detailing examples of the metaphysical doubt retailed by the prestige press about the Hamas way of war as revealed at Shifa Hospital. He observes: “The morbid disbelief of Israeli evidence has reached insane levels in recent days.” He asks what’s going on and arrives at this conclusion: The proof of »

The BBC on Shifa

Featured image The BBC has of course proved itself over and over again a wildly unreliable source of information bearing on Israel. It’s an absurd news organization of long-standing. The BBC’s idiocy goes back at least to the 1930s when it systematically barred Churchill from discussing his critical defense and foreign policy views. Sir John Reith was head of the BBC at the time. In his biography of Churchill, William Manchester states »

Thought for the day

Featured image Michael Oren is the prominent historian and Israeli ambassador to the United States. His 2015 memoir Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide remains timely and illuminating. He writes in his Free column “A war against the Jews” (November 20): This war is not simply between Hamas terrorists and Israelis. It is a war against the Jews. The insight began with the international media’s coverage of the conflict. Again, it »

At al-Shifa Hospital

Featured image The IDF has slowly released information regarding Hamas’s use of the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City as a military base or headquarters and there will be more to come. You have to follow the IDF and its spokesmen on Twitter to pick up on it. I have compiled a set of tweets and videos that lay some of it out. In the first 15 minutes of the video below IDF »

Thought for the day

Featured image Posted last night, today’s New York Post editorial reports on the Nazis in our midst (the Post uses the more obscure and less accurate term “pogromists”): Pro-Hamas thugs have now targeted The New York Post — and we couldn’t be prouder. Within Our Lifetime, an organization dedicated to the “abolition of Zionism” (a k a the destruction of Israel), on Wednesday posted a map with several physical-address New York targets »

The Fall of Minneapolis: The film

Featured image Alpha News presents The Fall of Minneapolis. Alpha has just posted the crowdfunded film to Rumble (video below) so that it can be seen free of charge by the widest possible audience. The film is also accessible online at The Fall of Minneapolis. Viewers can contribute to support Alpha’s work and help promote the film here. I attended the film’s premiere at a showing for invited guests on Tuesday evening »