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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 […]

Rachel Dolezal and the Left’s World of Make Believe

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In “Rachel Dolezal, Ethnic Politics and the World of Make Believe,” Peter Wehner of Commentary writes: “Rachel has wanted to be somebody she’s not. She’s chosen not to just be herself but to represent herself as an African American woman or a biracial person. And that’s simply not true,” Ruthanne Dolezal said. Her mother said […]

‘Reductio ad Absurdum Land Speed Record’

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

For the starboard half of the Blogosphere, Rachel Dolezal is the gift that keeps on giving, including this brilliant juxtaposition by James Taranto in his latest “Best of the Web Today” column at the Wall Street Journal: ● “Imagine the reaction if a young white man suddenly declared that he was trapped in the wrong […]

Black Like Me: The Rachel Dolezal Story

Friday, June 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Alternate title: Soul on Vanilla Ice. As Daniel Greenfield writes at Front Page, “NAACP Leader Exposed as White After Faking Hate Crime:” There are a lot of stories about black people passing for white during Segregation. These days the arc of racism has tilted the other way and there are white leftists trying to pass […]

‘It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri’

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Remember the protests (and riots) in Ferguson last summer? It looks like at least some of the protestors were told they would be paid to show up and now they’re upset the checks haven’t arrived yet,” Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall. “Weaselzippers has the full story and the screen shots showing “protestors” using the Twitter […]

Uh Oh, I Smell Another Cheap Cartoon Crossover

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Hilarious: Clown de Blasio in Secret Bid to be Dems’ 2016 Nominee,” the Jammie Wearing Fools blog notes, begging, “Please, please, please make this happen:” Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, […]

Nuance! Obama: Terrorists Have ‘Legitimate Grievances’

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Islamic extremism isn’t specifically named and won’t be during the three-day conference at the White House this week,” Katie Pavlich writes at Townhall. Because Crusades, y’all, apparently: But the President touting a victory about core Al Qaeda isn’t the most bizarre part of the piece. Further down, Obama claims those engaging in violent extremism have […]

Obama Still Partying with Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Last week, when the New York Daily News claimed that Obama was “shocked” by Mitt Romney’s 2012 concession call, I thought, “shocked” by anything milquetoast Mitt Romney said? This is guy who was once buddies with a woman infamous for shouting, ”First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them, […]

But Does the Times View This as Good News or Bad?

Monday, January 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Drop in New York Police Arrests Continues for a Second Week,” the Gray Lady reports: For a second straight week, New York City police officers sharply cut back on their actions in the street, arresting less than half as many people and writing more than 90 percent fewer summonses than in the same period a […]

Death Wish VI: On the Turning Away

Saturday, December 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

@rsmccain @instapundit @TrustedTrevor The hipsters who missed “gritty” NYC of the 70s & 80s are going to get their wish… good and hard. — jon gabriel (@exjon) December 27, 2014   Leftists loved it when someone threw a shoe at George Bush and are APPALLED that cops turned their backs on DeBlasio. #WorseThanDinkins — Ban […]

Time for Comcast-NBC to Fire Al Sharpton

Saturday, December 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Happy New Year,” Jeffrey Lord of NewsBusters proffers to Comcast-NBC. “Now do yourself and your company a favor and fire the man identified by Mediaite as ..really…’the most powerful man in America.’ Who would that be, as described here, exactly? ‘Outside of the president, Al Sharpton might possibly be the most powerful man in America […]

Anti-Police Protesters Crash Memorial for Slain NYPD Officers

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

You stay classy, “Progressives:” According to a report via the well-connected* Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush in Politico, those commuters were not entirely unmistaken. Though de Blasio may not have felt himself entirely in league with the protest movement, he certainly sought to cater to them so as to avoid inflaming an already volatile situation. […]

Should MSNBC Cancel Al Sharpton?

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

In 1987, while I was still living in New Jersey, I watched Al Sharpton’s initial TV debut in 1987 on the infamous Morton Downey Jr. Show on WWOR, and read in horror as he orchestrated the even more infamous Tawana Brawley hoax that same year. In 1991, I reead about the Crown Heights riots, where, […]

Memo to Bill de Blasio: Radical Chic Not How-To Book

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Can the mayor of New York govern without the support of the police? We’re finding out right now, Roger Kimball writes: Consider this exchange, overheard yesterday at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn: De Blasio: “We’re all in this together.” Unnamed police officer: “No we’re not.” This was after police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, shot […]

‘St. Louis Protesters Refer to Columbus as the ‘First Looter”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“The End of Columbus Day is the End of America,” Daniel Greenfield writes at his the Sultan Knish blog, on the left’s annual groupthink black armband grievance freakout over yesterday’s holiday. But is the left taking a second look at the man who discovered America? At Hot Air today, “St. Louis protesters refer to Columbus […]

Ferguson Fizzles

Friday, August 29th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“It was televised, but it wasn’t the revolution,” Charles C. W. Cooke writes: Michael Brown’s death remains a great mystery. The witnesses’ accounts disagree, there is confusion as to which pieces of evidence are legitimate and which are not, and the police officer at the heart of the matter has not yet spoken. In lieu […]

You’ve Got a Right, To Fight, For Your Government Dependence!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Ahh, the catty wars of the distaff Democrat newsreaders. “Couric Accused Sawyer Of Trading Head For Headlines,” the Daily Caller quips, quoting from the err, juiciest detail from Sheila Weller’s upcoming book, The News Sorority: It’s a battle of the female news anchors in veteran journalist Sheila Weller’s tell-all book, “The News Sorority,” which outlines […]

Tweet of the Day

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

New sign just posted outside @NYTimes newsroom pic.twitter.com/X2P6gE5jio — Peter Lattman (@peterlattman) July 18, 2014 I hope they’re both put out of their misery, the latter merely rhetorically, of course.

Reminder: Mel Brooks’ The Producers Is Not a How-To Guide

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“The Problem With the Klinghoffer Opera” currently playing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, is explored by Jonathan S. Tobin at Commentary. Kudos for using the singular version of the word “problem” in Tobin’s headline: Defenders of Klinghoffer will claim, not without some justice, that many staples of the classic operatic repertory were once politically controversial […]

Seeing ‘em Jump

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

What motivates a person to enter politics? In the midst of an interesting breakdown of his landmark 1970 article “Radical Chic,” as part of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard’s “Annotation Tuesday” series, Tom Wolfe explains one big reason. But first, early in the liner notes, Wolfe first mentions his theory of “Information Compulsion:” […]