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 […]

Heinlein’s advice

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Back in the 2008 primary season I wrote a short post featuring sci-fi author Robert Heinlein’s advice on how to vote without needing to do extensive research on a candidate’s political positions, history, etc. If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you […]

Carly on California’s Drought

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Newsbusters highlighted some common sense on the part of GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” this morning. Host Chuck Todd presented Fiorina with the common, accepted liberal wisdom that climate change is contributing to the drought and wildfires that are plaguing her home state of California. As Fiorina noted, droughts […]

Clinton, Rubio and the media

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For his first few years at The New York Times, columnist Paul Krugman was my punching bag. His dishonest, hack columns were perfect material for easy rabbit punches that had a devastating effect. My takedowns of his dishonest columns received widespread notice in a variety of national publications and in conservative Washington circles. Then the Times […]

Media bias illustrated

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Over the weekend, the Associated Press once again demonstrated that 99 percent of journalists (visual and otherwise) give the other 1 percent a bad name. Photographer Charlie Neibergall and, one would presume a photo editor, sent a series of photos like this one over the AP wire. This from the same AP that regularly transmitted […]

Democrats with Bylines

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The New York Times has one of the most talked-about stories on the Web this morning revealing that GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio and his wife have had 17 traffic tickets over the years. The presidential candidate, it is revealed in the 3rd paragraph, has had 4 tickets since 1997. His wife, in a serious blow […]

Hacks all the way down

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The Washington Post decided to triple-down on its war on women by naming former GOP staffer and nobody Elizabeth Lauten as having the “Worst Week in Washington.” When I saw this on Twitter, I had a rather succinct response, that ended up leading the “Media” category on Twitchy for most of the afternoon. I’ll tell you […]

Restraining order

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So, Tuesday’s election was an ass-whupping of historic proportions. Of the “in-play” seats in the U.S. Senate, only New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen appears to have survived. In Virginia, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie came within a whisker of ousting Sen. John Warner in a race that appeared on absolutely no one’s radar. In […]

The Myth of Conservative Media Bias

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Late last week a funny thing happened. The Denver Post, which had twice endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency came out and urged a vote for GOP candidate Cory Gardner in the Colorado Senate Race. This is the journalistic equivalent of the legal doctrine of an admission against interest. It carries more weight than a National Review or Weekly […]

Everything old is new again

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Last week someone I follow on Twitter posted a link to this bit of dreck from the young liberal “thinker” Jonathan Chait over at New York magazine. The story is entitled “How Mitch McConnell Hacked American Democracy.” I’m guessing that this is a bad thing. The main gist of the piece appears to be that Senate Minority […]