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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“The Horror,” as spotted by InstaPundit: THE HORROR: HuffPo Blogger Describes ‘The Pain Of Realizing I’m White.’ So, do you wanna go to The Gap? Plus, the real takeaway: Michael hated her own “Whiteness,” but admitted she “disliked the Whiteness of other White people more.” “I felt like the way to really end racism was […]

‘Someone at the New Yorker Just Discovered the Web, Everybody!’

Friday, June 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In 1977′s Annie Hall, Woody Allen memorably satirized the differences between the cultures of Los Angeles and New York, tropes that exist to this day. And while New Yorkers look down upon L.A. culture with a certain amount of justified bemusement, high tech residents of Silicon Valley observe the patched-together technological infrastructure of New York […]

Apologizing for Losing Audience’s Trust, Brian Williams Moves to MSNBC

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s official: Brian Williams is moving to MSNBC and Lester Holt will formally replace him as ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor, NBC News and MSNBC chairman Andrew Lack announced today,” showbiz bible Variety reports; an appropriate source considering both the Orwellian nature of the Big Three’s TV news operations, and Williams’ desire to transform himself from […]

I Called It In February: NYT Reports Brian Williams Transfers to MSNBC

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Williams to Stay at NBC, but Not as News Anchor,” the New York Times claims tonight: NBC is planning to announce on Thursday that Brian Williams will not return to his position as the anchor of its “Nightly News” show, four months after the network suspended him for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident […]

The New York Times Rejects Your Reality and Substitutes Its Own

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book quite as eye-opening as Michael Oren’s Ally, the bestselling historian’s stunning new memoir of his four years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States,” John Podhoretz writes at Commentary. “For what Oren has written is an account of serving as a diplomat during a Cold War […]

Moonbat Tat Spat Falls Flat

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

The Left’s cycle of victimhood appears to be in freefall and accelerating towards the abyss rapidly these days, doesn’t it? Let’s review: The Rolling Stone campus rape case that wasn’t. Oppressed Mattress Girl who doubles down by releasing a sex tape. Rachel Dolezal reliving James Whitmore’s Black Like Me B-movie. Finally, it’s come to this: […]

Trading Places

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Good question! Laura Ingraham wonders what Rachel Dolezal has in store for her Today Show interview,” Twitchy notes. I really don’t care what sort of train wreck pyschobabble emerges from Dolezal’s mouth at this late date tomorrow. What I’ll be curious to study, after NewsBusters, Mediaite or another Website that monitors the MSM has the transcript […]

Apollo 13 and DNC-MSM-Hollywood 1995

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Terry Teachout watches Ron Howard’s 1995 Apollo 13 film and ponders how much has changed in America since the epoch-defining NASA moon landings depicted in the movie. As he writes, “In the opening scene, we see a roomful of astronauts and their families celebrating in Houston as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the […]

MoDo Misses It By That Much

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Obama’s Flickering Greatness” is the latest rumination by Maureen Dowd: ON Saturday mornings, I love to watch reruns of the TV Western “The Rifleman.” Each show is a little moral fable, with Chuck Connors’s widowed rancher and crack shot, Lucas McCain, teaching his son, Mark, about actions and consequences. If you neglect to do this […]

Obscure Niche Market Publisher Seeking to Transfer Family Business to Sons

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

With Fox News, Rupert Murdoch created a product that filled a niche — half the country, as the old line invariably attributed to Charles Krauthammer goes. At NewsBusters, Jeffrey Lord writes that Murdoch is “The Man Who Broke the Iron Grip of Liberal Media in America:” My favorite Rupert Murdoch story? It goes like this. Murdoch […]

Just NBC the Chutzpah!

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC’s Al Sharpton “Scolds Rachel Dolezal’s Parents: ‘Are You Really Gonna Do This To Your Kid?:’” Al Sharpton has some questions for Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal about why they waited until Friday to appear on TV to discuss their controversial daughter, Rachel Dolazel. Dolazel’s parents outed the NAACP local president as a white woman pretending […]

Quick Reminder: Nobody at ABC Personally Takes Their Global Warming Doomsday Predictions Seriously, Either

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“FLASHBACK: ABC’s ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015,” via Scott Whitlock of NewsBusters, who writes: New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News […]

Shock: NBC Anchor Publicly Trashes Legendary NBC Star

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

NBC’s Alex Wagner never disappoints with her reliably Marxist talking points. As Matthew Balan writes at NewsBusters, “Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld’s Jab at ‘Creepy PC’ Isn’t Valid Because He’s Rich:” Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at “creepy” political correctness. Wagner hinted that […]

Clinton-Era Housing Market Schemes Worked Out Well For All Concerned, Eh?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Microeconomics version: The couple that introduced Clinton when he unveiled his housing strategy went into foreclosure http://t.co/TR9EAcNc5n pic.twitter.com/5QR3wuP0xb — Nick Timiraos (@NickTimiraos) June 8, 2015 Macroeconomics version: Oh, and speaking of the Clintons’ more recent real estate schemes to benefit the self-declared “dead broke” and “not truly well off” in desperate need of home-ownership… Left: […]

NBC Anchor Demands that NBC Drop All Men’s Sports Coverage

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“NBC Anchor” really is the television news equivalent of the Florida Man idiot crime spree meme, as I tweeted last month. Although Florida Man would be a lot more fun to have a couple of beers with in-between police line-up appearances than any NBC anchor, especially Melissa Harris-Perry. But as Jack Coleman of NewsBusters writes, […]

Two Gray Ladies in One!

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “What the New York Times Didn’t Learn from Paul Ehrlich’s Population Bomb Fizzle,” Robert Tracinski of the Federalist looks at the Times’ rare moment of honesty and self-awareness in debunking the WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!1!!!! fever that they and the American TV networks pushed so heavily in the late ’60s and early ’70s: Stewart […]

Exclusive: Bush Family Donated $100K to Fox News in 2004 as Network Endorsed Bush Reelection Campaign

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In response to the lefty commenters at Hot Air who ask, “so what’s the story here?” in response to the headline, “Clintons donated $100K to the NYT in 2008 as paper endorsed Hillary candidacy,” just reverse the players as I did above. Doesn’t sound good, does it? So why will this story get a pass […]

‘Dear Reader, The Editor Hates Your F—ing Guts’

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

When John Podhoretz linked on Twitter tonight to a pissy rant from Dave Perry, editor of Colorado’s Aurora Sentinel blaming the readers on the downsizing woes of crosstown frenemies the Denver Post, I was all set to type up a post fisking Perry’s article. It’s titled, “The Denver Post stumbles, but sneering will land you on […]

Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

What Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) don’t get is that every cultural story is not a political one. No conservative politicos are outlawing reassignment surgery or banning trans Americans from public office. There is no effort to toss Jenner in jail or force E! to drop their latest reality show (unlike similar […]

When the Leftwing Indoctrination Fails

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Lefty author at Tablet has a conniption fit on “The Day I Discovered My Daughter Was No Dove.” The scene is in Israel, but it’s easy enough to translate it to American politics: So, we were walking down Rothschild Boulevard, hand in hand: she, 10 years old, and me, 38. Both divorced. In her case, […]