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Two Time-Warners In One!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Chris Cuomo to Pam Geller: We don’t show Mohammed cartoons for the same reason we don’t use the N-word,” as Allahpundit writes at Hot Air on perhaps the ultimate example of a Democrat with a byline employed CNN, a division of Time-Warner-HBO: Via the Blaze, the key bit starts at 3:50. This is transparently false, […]

The ‘But Brigade’ and the MSM’s Week of Epic Fail

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m a First Amendment absolutist. But…” As Salman Rushdie told an audience in January, after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, I’m tired of the free speech “But-Brigade.” They were everywhere this week, as you can see by the above compilation by the Media Research Center; this was “The week that cable news failed free expression,” […]

Breaking: Officer Wounded, Two Suspects Killed in Gunfight at Islamic Cartoon Contest in Texas

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Currently being updated by Brandon Darby of Breitbart Texas: Police have the area blocked off and have removed reporters for up to half a mile away. Helicopters are patrolling the skies and police are standing in the intersection, blocking the roads and are armed with M-16s. UPDATE, 8:51 PM: A senior officer has said that the […]

The Dangerous Bigotry Of Garry Trudeau’s Low Expectations

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“As George Orwell put it, ‘Every joke is a tiny revolution.’ Free speech isn’t about having the right to criticize comfortably. It’s about confronting the unconfrontable,” Gavin McInnes writes at the Federalist: The whole thing displays a jaw-dropping lack of self-awareness that can only come from growing up in a bubble of self-congratulation. Overindulged cowards such […]

From the Folks Who Inspired Orwell’s ‘Room 101′

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers ‘terrorists’, says head of BBC Arabic Tarik Kafala,” the London Independent reports. Check out this Orwellian dissembling: Tarik Kafala, the head of BBC Arabic, the largest of the BBC’s non-English language news services, said the term “terrorist” was too “loaded” to describe the actions of the men […]

CNN, Where Time Stands Still

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: When Fox News started out, it got a generally skeptical and unfriendly reception from the journalistic establishment. Even reporters, who generally view any news media organization as a good thing (not to mention a potential source of employment), were largely disapproving. But no one greeted […]

Reframing the Enemy, At Home and Abroad

Monday, January 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll


Gee, Wait’ll Michael Steele Discovers Hollywood, Hustler and the Art World

Monday, January 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Michael Steele: If Charlie Hebdo were published in the U.S., evangelicals would ‘raise up mightily,’” Allahpundit writes at Hot Air of the former Republican National Committee chairman’s visit to NBC’s Meet the Press yesterday: Via NRO, I’ve watched this three times and still don’t see the point of the question or the answer. It seems […]

NBC Hyped Da Vinci Code, but Charlie Hebdo Is Too Offensive

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Nice catch by Scott Whitlock of NewsBusters: In the wake of the massacre of journalists in France by Muslim terrorists, NBC has made an editorial decision to not show the cover of the new Charlie Hebdo cover featuring Muhammad, deeming it too offensive for viewers. This is quite a contrast to the way the network […]

Hillary Clinton’s Charlie Hebdo Problem

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“In the days since the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the response from American politicians has ranged from pathetic to parodic,” John McCormack writes at the Weekly Standard: Through his press secretary, President Obama expressed regret on Monday that neither he nor any other high-ranking American official joined 44 world leaders who marched alongside millions in Paris last weekend. […]

Krauthammer on Obama: ‘Charlie Who?’

Friday, January 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot / chaser — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 16, 2015   Charles Krauthammer on Europe and the Obama administration’s intertwined no good horrible very bad week: As for President Obama, he never was Charlie, not even for those 48 hours. From the day of the massacre, he has been practically invisible. At the interstices […]

‘Hold Me Closer, Tiny Francer’

Friday, January 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

My eyes, ze goggles do nothing!

Shark Jumped

Friday, January 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Behold the international healing power of bad ’70s folk music. “Kerry Brings James Taylor to Serenade French With ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’” the Weekly Standard’s Michael Warren reports. No, I’m not kidding: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Paris Friday in what was billed as a show of solidarity with the French people after […]

The Backlash That Never Arrives

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: ● “Andrea Mitchell Worries About ‘Far-Right’ Response to France.” —Headline, NewsBusters, yesterday. ● “CNN Editor Compares France to Ferguson.”* —Headline, CNS News yesterday. ● “Terrorism doesn’t justify insulting Islam.” —Headline, CNN today. (Link safe, goes to Vodkapundit’s deconstruction of CNN’s “Bass-Ackwards” insanity.) Chaser: ● “Belgian Counter-Terrorism Cops Kill Two Suspected Terrorists, Forestalling What They […]

It’s Origin and Purpose, Still a Total Mystery

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Six Years In, Left Still Doesn’t Understand Who They Elected,” David Steinberg writes at his PJM column: Powerline’s Steven Hayward notes yesterday’s remarkable article at the Daily Beast by Leslie Gelb, a liberal blue-blood who pronounced Obama’s presidency dead and gone after being a no-show in Paris this week. Further, Gelb demonstrated the reappearance of […]

Sky News Cuts Off Charlie Hebdo Writer Who Displays Mohammed Cartoon

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Your one-minute guide to the MSM’s craven response to last week’s massacre. As John Nolte noted yesterday when the producers of MSNBC’s hapless Ronan Farrow pixelated the Charlie Hebdo cover, don’t blame the newsreader in the studio or her director behind the boards switching out the shot and cutting the remote’s feed, they’re simply carrying […]

Asleep in the Sleeper Cell

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Is the White House a ‘Sleeper Cell’?”  Roger L. Simon asked on Monday. I think semi-satirically, in the style of Charlie Hebdo (as Roger writes), or maybe the old National Lampoon in the days of P.J. O’Rourke and Michael O’Donoghue: Senator Dianne Feinstein has just informed us that, yes, there are Islamic terror sleeper cells in […]

Not Your Mother’s New York Times

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Oh my. RT @JGreenDC: Fairly amazing @dylanbyers exchange with @deanbaquet — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) January 14, 2015   And speaking of the New York Times as the “kiddie table.” Update: Allahpundit is spot-on today: If Jews want the Times to take their feelings seriously, they can prove the depth of their injury by […]

‘Kids Say the Darnedest Things’

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“In the wake of last week’s atrocity in Paris, David Brooks felt it imperative to inform his New York Times readers that he is of a more cultivated class of pundit than Ann Coulter,” James Taranto writes, responding to Brooks’ ugly “kiddie table” slur on Sunday’s Meet the Press against not just Coulter, but the […]

Two NBCs In One!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: ● “Andrea Mitchell to French Amb: ‘Why Is It Permissible’ for Cartoons to be so ‘Provocative’?” —The Washington Free Beacon, yesterday. Chaser: ● “Brian Williams Weighs In on Daughter’s Televised Analingus: ‘No Animals Were Harmed.’” — Big Hollywood, yesterday. Oh, and speaking of the intersection of nepotism, Hollywood, “journalism,” and  two NBCs in one: […]