Expansion of the Hoystory media empire

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The local newspaper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, has “hired” me as their conservative columnist in an expansion of the Hoystory media empire. Hired in the “you’re doing this for free” sense of the word. I’m normally opposed to working for free because that devalues my work product. (I don’t want to think about how this blog […]

Bam! You’re stupid!

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Proving once again that stupid knows no political party, comes this proposed law from Kentucky. Bystanders who post pictures on social media from the scene of a wreck could face fines under a proposal before the Kentucky General Assembly. A bill assigned to the House Judiciary Committee would prohibit anyone who witnesses “an event that […]

Shooting in San Bernardino

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There’s a suspected mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. We don’t know squat about what’s happened. That hasn’t stopped the usual suspects from jumping to their preferred narrative and lying. Case in point, radio talk show hack Alan Colmes. Planned Parenthood Clinic Across Street From San Bernardino Shooting https://t.co/riaxpbjE3j #p2 — Alan Colmes (@AlanColmes) December […]

Unbiased reporters

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The release of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was Secretary of State along with those of her inner circle have taught us a few things. Yes, Hillary had classified information on her homebrew server. It’s a wonder how Hillary Clinton would be able to go through life without her cadre of sycophants ready to act as […]

Amateur theologians

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The debate over the which Syrian refugees (if any) and how many of them to bring to the United States has brought out a cadre of amateur theologians—many of whom darken the doorway of a house of worship only for weddings and funerals—quick to tell us exactly WWJD when it comes to public policy. The […]

The Hacks at Politifact

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The self-proclaimed fact-checkers at Politifact have really had a banner day today, publishing two flawed fact-checks that betray their partisan leanings. The hacks at Politifact aren’t even trying anymore. First, reporter Emma Hinchliffe and her editor Matt Schwartz go out of their way to find a way to cast doubt on the statement by Texas […]

Crazies and the Media

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My local paper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, published a letter this morning from a mentally unhinged man, Jim Long of Shell Beach. Personally, I oppose the death penalty for even the most heinous crimes. However I would support the public hanging of the so-called Freedom Caucus of Republicans, which I consider guilty of high treason […]

Twitter ignorance

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Perhaps the best thing about journalism’s embrace of the Twitter platform hasn’t been near-instantaneous breaking news reporting or the ability for the hoi polloi to interact directly on occasion with reporters, but to reveal the sometimes astounding levels of ignorance that the media “elite” have about everyday items. During the Ferguson protests, a Huffington Post […]

Fact Checking Frauds

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Those who read this site regularly (when I actually do post) will note that my disdain for self-proclaimed media “fact checkers” runs wide and deep—with good reason. Fact Checking Frauds Last week the Washington Post “fact checker” Michelle Ye Hee Lee decided to exercise her liberal hack muscles and look into GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s […]