Category Archives: News Media

No Nation Can Endure Half Fox News And Half Free

To use Comrade driftglass‘ phrase. Pathetic (boldface mine): Instead, as Media Matters for America documented, the network’s hosts offered punditry as a video about Capt. Khan’s death played, and then showed an anti-Clinton attack ad about Benghazi, followed by commercials, … Continue reading

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Gawker And The Civil Suit Death Penalty

Last week, Gawker, after losing a $140 million lawsuit to former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, decided to file for bankruptcy (though Gawker is considering a countersuit against suit backer Peter Thiel). The problem I’ve had with this case is that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Take A Weatherman To Know Which Way Vox’s Business Model Is Blowing

Last Thursday, Vox suspended deputy editor Emmett Rensin for tweeting for sympathizing with anti-Trump rioters. It’s worth noting that what Rensin tweeted was not an endorsement of violence, especially against people*. But right now–remember that phrase–the left-ish gentry class wisdom … Continue reading

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Six Weeks In To H.B. 2, And The Washington Post Finally Realizes What It’s About

When North Carolina passed the anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’, I noted this was a Trojan Horse: Note the part I’ve emphasized: HB 2, which passed in a special session, would set a statewide anti-discrimination policy, banning employers and businesses from discriminating … Continue reading

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And Yet They Still Won’t Listen To Us

Take: Trump invalidated a lot of beliefs held by centrist elites about the GOP base, but validated beliefs held by liberal elites about it. — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 28, 2016 But right for the wrong reasons. Not Very Serious. … Continue reading

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Nicholas Kristof And The ‘Middle Class’

In a confessional op-ed about why he and others in the media missed the Trump phenomenon, Nicholas Kristof writes this howler (boldface mine): We failed to take Trump seriously because of a third media failing: We were largely oblivious to … Continue reading

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Can You Find What’s Wrong With This Article?

Here’s a hint–there are three errors here (answers below the fold):

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