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Jill Abramson Claims She Has ‘Balls Like Cast-Iron Cantaloupes’

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

A veteran Timesman dishes a little dirt on his recently sacked former editor. Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science correspondent who describes himself as being with the Times for almost 40 years emails a letter to the MSM house organ Jim Romenesko.com: [C]onsider this lede, from a 2006 review of “The Lionesses” about female journalists. […]

The Delicate Nuanced Rhetorical Stylings of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)

Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) intensified his criticism of armed militia members supporting rancher Cliven Bundy, calling them “domestic terrorists.” “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said Thursday at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to the newspaper. “I repeat: what happened there was […]

My Back Pages

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: The individuals in the Tea Party may come from very different walks of life, but most of them have a few things in common…Each and every one of them is the only person in America who has ever read the Constitution or watched Schoolhouse Rock. […]

Is Peak Orwell Sustainable?

Monday, February 10th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

It’s no coincidence that the left seems rather Orwellian at times; after all, Ingsoc in 1984 was Orwell’s 1949 warning regarding what English Socialism could metastasize into a generation down the line. Why not American socialism? One of the left’s current (and frequently Orwellian) buzzwords is “sustainability.” Lately, based on recent headlines, the left seems […]

What Could Go Wrong?

Monday, January 27th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Rosie O’Donnell, 9/11 Truther and Hater of ‘Radical Christianity, Returns to ‘The View,’” Scott Whitlock writes at Newsbusters: Former View co-host Rosie O’Donnell will return to the ABC program she angrily left in 2007. According to Variety, the 9/11 truther and denouncer of “radical Christianity” will appear as a guest on the February 7 program. […]

John Kerry Flashes His Radical Chic Freak Flag

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Kerry’s Moral Inversion on Terrorism” is explored by Tom Wilson of Commentary: Speaking yesterday at the Vatican, Secretary of State John Kerry let slip a comment so ludicrous that one has to wonder how much wider the gap between reality and Kerry’s worldview can yet grow. Following his meeting with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro […]

Quote of the Day

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Barbara Walters: Happiness is Holding Fidel Castro’s Gun in My Lap

Monday, December 16th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

TMI, Barbara, TMI; “Barbara Walters Warmly Recalls Holding Fidel Castro’s Gun In Her Lap,” as spotted by Newsbusters: The December 23 edition of People magazine looks through old pictures with Barbara Walters as she “looks back on her most memorable moments” in five decades of television interviews. During her 1977 interview with Fidel Castro “I […]

Ted Cruz’s Castro Contradistinction

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, walked out of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela when Cuban ‘President’ Raúl Castro began speaking,” Jim Geraghty writes (and I love the quotation marks around the dictator’s faux-title): “Senator Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” said Sean Rushton, Cruz’s communications director. “For decades, Castro has wrongly […]

Say What You Will About the President…

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

The Obama-Castro relationship is moving pretty quickly pic.twitter.com/8FoLf7KbFY — Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) December 10, 2013 …But when he sees something, or someone he wants, he doesn’t waste time making moving…Forward. Or perhaps, Pat and Vanna could let Sky News borrow a comma — they sure could use one right now. Update: From 2010, an earlier […]

President Selfie Braces for FLOTUS Death Gaze

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Mandela forgave but I’m not, Barack.” – Michelle Obama pic.twitter.com/DBPk8yFtFk — Saeed Jones (@theferocity) December 10, 2013   Michelle Obama is not happy. And really, who can blame her; when the president is acting like a teenager at a state event? And the truly depressing thought: John Kerry or Joe Biden would have brought more […]

Confirmed: New York Times Still Trapped in the 1970s

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“NY Times ‘Dot Earth’ Blogger Draws Cartoon of Christmas Trees Tying a Man to the Car Top:” Environmentalists prefer plants and animals to humans. The latest proof? Through a panicky global-warming tweet from Think Progress blaring “Floods and heat cause mass Christmas Tree deaths,” I came across a new cartoon drawn by veteran New York […]

Perestroika on the Potomac

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

At the start of 2009, when the World Was Young and Dewey Fresh and Hopenchange was still lingering softly in the air,  “We Are All Socialists Now,” the Washington Post, under the imprimatur of Newsweek, which it then controlled, were eager to exclaim at the beginning of the Obama administration. The newspaper would also add a […]

Kerry of Arabia

Friday, November 29th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Mark Steyn writes in his latest column that “Iran got everything it wanted” as part of America’s “Surrender in Geneva:” Explaining that their “singular object” was to “ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon,” John Kerry said that “Foreign Minister Zarif emphasized that they don’t intend to do this, and the Supreme Leader […]

‘When Man-Children Weep’

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

The New York Times brings you this great moment in responsible journalism. A warehouse owner in Queens repaints his own building to eliminate the layers of graffiti that had accumulated over the years. Naturally, the Times sides with the vandals: The owner of a building in Queens used a crew of painters to work overnight […]

Mystery Seventies Theater 3000

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

In 1970, the movie industry was in big trouble. The moguls who built the industry and guided it through its golden era of the 1930s through the 1950s were dying off; older audiences were feeling alienated by the industry’s current product, and the industry’s fortunes suffered dramatically. There was a group of young Turks who […]

Two Redfords in One

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: “I think that no matter what you would propose they would go against it because their determination was to destroy this person,” Redford said of the “minority faction” in Washington versus President Obama. “Well, I think whatever idea I would have had to make things work just […]

Somebody Set Ayers Up the Bomb

Monday, October 14th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Past performance is no guarantee of future results: “‘I don’t regret setting bombs,’ Bill Ayers said. ‘I feel we didn’t do enough:’” ”Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,” he writes. But then comes a disclaimer: ”Even though I didn’t actually bomb the Pentagon — we bombed it, in the sense […]

Interview: Humberto Fontova on the MSM’s Love for Fidel Castro

Sunday, October 13th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Considering that Dan Rather’s shameful acts during the 2004 presidential election gave PJ Media its original name, I shouldn’t be astonished, but even at this late date, it’s still pretty amazing to think that a man who once held himself out as a quote-unquote “objective” journalist would say of Fidel Castro that he’s “Cuba’s own […]

Perhaps I was Wrong About The Atlantic

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Yesterday, when I linked to the Photoshop from the Atlantic of Speaker Boehner being hauled off in handcuffs pictured above, I first tried to Google on the source of the photo. I had assumed it was a Photoshop of the Capitol or DC police, but didn’t have much luck. I also searched on “Checkerboard police […]