Casualties of War
If truth is the first casualty in war, in politics truth is slaughtered before it even has the chance to see the light of day.
I don’t support the misuse of words and phrases, like calling peaceful trespassers “insurrectionists” or plastering the “groomer” label on everyone to your left. However, adults who introduce to children graphic cartoons and texts advocating anal activity, masturbation and sex acts (gay or straight) among children should be arrested. I can only conclude that such […]
I don’t love or hate Tucker Carlson or Fox News, Kevin McCarthy, or the GOP, but I enjoyed the Infotainment Media Complex hysterical breakdown when Kevin McCarthy handed Tucker Carlson all the Jan 6th footage. Johah Goldberg joins the leftish media and sticks his tongue out at the whole effort, while Daniel J. Flynn claims […]
Occupy Silicon Valley
You want to impress me, Silicon Valley? Produce one product more useful, more ubiquitous and more beneficial to mankind than the flush toilet.
A Little Boredom, Please
Our nation is like a pack of overstimulated toddlers bingeing on Halloween candy.
“Fox News Fallacy”
I enjoy reading Ruy Teixeira, even though he is engaged in a project I hope will fail. He so ardently wants the Democratic Party to pull its head out of its ass and get back to fighting for working people. He’s identified a behavior he calls The Fox News Fallacy: The Fox News Fallacy is […]
Crime & Race
It’s a sad sign of the times that it takes a person of color to discuss race and crime in America. We’re familiar with the embarrassing facts, as tabulated in FBI Crime Stats 2019. In the category of violent crime, young black men punch way above their statistical weight. Jason D. Hill, professor of philosophy […]
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.” I haven’t been comfortable with the rightwing infosphere for years. Sure, there are some reasoned thinkers out there, but I find most commentary from the right to be cherry-picked, facile, revanchist, backward-looking, reductive and derivative. Crazy cons are aiming their pea shooters at […]
A Defense of Journalism
Shabby Commentary Ideologically purblind fabulist Jonathan Chait threw an incredibly pathetic hissy fit about Jeff Gerth’s piece, The Press Versus the President, published in the Columbia Journalism Review. His accusations that the CJR report on press Russiagate failures amount to “siding with Trump,” and being “pro Trump,” reveal his rage-fueled bias. Nowhere in Gerth’s 20,000 […]
Trumped and Outfoxed
Like their competitors on the left, Fox News panders to the peanut gallery. The model: Straddle the divide between real-world fact and partisan fantasy, and keep the peanut gallery happy by skewing the narrative as much as you can without doing too much violence to the truth. Omission of key information is a big help. […]