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‘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 […]

The Progressive Death of Comedy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Everything comes down to power: who has it, who defines it, who wants it,” Anthony Sacramone writes in a potent essay at Intercollegiate Review: In the ’60s, “political” comics shared a wink and a nod with fans as to who was due a beat-down, a comeuppance, a reversal of fortune. The power was Johnson or Nixon, […]

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 […]

‘Shock the Bourgeoisie!’

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

In his latest G-File, Jonah Goldberg writes, “back in the ’80s and ’90s, the whole point of subsidizing art was to pay for stuff that offended, shocked, and stretched the boundaries (and, occasionally, sphincters) of society:” As is almost always the case, what this actually meant was that it must shock the right kinds of […]

CNN: The Bitch was Begging For It

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“CNN’s attacks on Geller all day Monday can be summed up in just a few words: ‘The Bitch was begging for it,’” John Nolte writes at Big Journalism: The victim-blamers at CNN are furious at Geller. First off, she’s an outspoken conservative. Secondly, this terror attack against her stepped all over CNN’s desire to re-ignite […]

‘And So I Came To Feel Miserably Conflicted About Climate Change’

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: If you want to understand why so many Democrats believe it’s okay to circumvent Congress and let international agreements dictate environmental policies—well, other than their newfound respect for monocracy—you don’t have to look much farther than the new poll by Gallup.Since 1989, there’s been no […]

Their Source was the New York Times

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. […]

Guess Who’s Coming for Cappuccino

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

I don’t know about you, but whenever I purchase a $8.00 cup of coffee, I want to be hectored about race by a tattooed and facially pierced 20-something barrista (read: store clerk) who is $50,000 in debt from obtaining his master’s degree in postmodernist anti-colonialist deconstructionist poetry. In other words, a skull full of mush, […]

I Know, It’s Only Nine to Five, But I Like It

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Companies want “rockstar” employees, as rockstars are known for punctuality, even-tempers, and a desire to work in a corporate environment. — Mark Leggett (@markleggett) March 7, 2015 On the flip-side, listening to classic rock on FM can be a riot in the Bay Area, if only for the commercials. It’s always fun to hear a […]

The Left is Slowly Devouring Itself

Saturday, January 31st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

If you’ve ever wondered “What the Hell Does ‘Politically Correct’ Mean?” and would like to hear the Marxist origins of the phrase, and how it mutated into one of the catchphrases of the 1990s until today, Jesse Walker has you covered at Reason. Everyone on the right knows what it’s like to argue with someone whose […]

The Abolition of Private Life

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

As Kevin D. Williamson writes on this year’s current crop of nihilistic protestors, “They’re coming for your Denver omelet.” And your highway, and your business: Sensible people would tell these pathetic bullies to mind their own business, but minding your business — and Google’s business — is literally Jesse Jackson’s business. (Literally, Mr. Vice President.) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kamikaze TNR Author Employed by Chris Hughes Calls for End to Facebook

Friday, December 26th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

@vpostrel @TNR apparently the fact that the Internet requires electricity to send this stuff is lost on them. — Scott Welch (@scott_welch_) December 24, 2014 TNR morphed from a fairly sensible center-left publication to a clone of Salon and Slate so quickly, I hardly even noticed. But the Website, revamped under the new ownership of […]

Report: Bill Cosby’s Fixer at NBC Comes Forward

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll


Huh. I Thought Bill de Blasio Would Have Been a Clinton Supporter

Friday, November 21st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Today’s edition of Ed is brought to you by the word “Man-spreading.” Or as Rich Cromwell writes at the Federalist, “The Rabid Equality Crowd Finally Outright Admits They Hate Testicles:” They’re not called the family jewels because they are ordinary. They’re not referred to as stones because they’re impervious to injury. No, they are […]

The Revolution Devours Itself

Friday, October 31st, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“How the Far Left Hijacked a Cat-Calling Debate And Started to Eat Itself,” Charles C.W. Cooke writes at NRO on the viral video that became a Rorschach Test for both sides of the aisle: Aura Bogado is a woman who could find devastating racial implications in the instruction manual for an electric screwdriver. But, quite […]

Vile from New York

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist deserves an enormous amount of credit — and hazard pay — for watching the vile season debut of Saturday Night Live, so you didn’t have to: Oh for crying out loud. If you can’t make fun of this president, you should hang up your hat and go work for Everybody […]

Barack Obama Morphed into George W. Bush So Slowly, I Hardly Even Noticed

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Watch: Megyn Kelly Matches Up Obama UN Speech Rhetoric with Bush in 2001,” via, which notes that “Kelly played a clip that compared the tenor of President Barack Obama’s address to the United Nations earlier in the day to then-President George W. Bush, who addressed the same body from the same spot shortly after […]

Gray Lady Suffers Malaise

Monday, September 15th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Elizabeth Scalia, aka “The Anchoress,” describes Roger Cohen’s piece in the New York Times titled “The Great Unraveling” as “an exquisitely-written dose of reality.” Regarding America in the age of Obama, Cohen describes it in Dickensian terms; “It was a time of weakness”: The most powerful nation on earth was tired of far-flung wars, its […]