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Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for a number of days,” according to the Hollywood Reporter: The anchor sent a note to the show’s staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him for an unspecified amount of time. The news comes as Williams is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being […]

Report: Tom Brokaw Wants Brian Williams Fired

Thursday, February 5th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

It’s all fun and games in the ozone layer of the elite media until the public catches you cooking the books. “You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood.” The New York Post’s Page Six on the man who coined the phrase “The Greatest Generation” versus his successor, who’s been […]

Scenes from The Dark Knight Rises

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

With the last Staten Island Ferry gone, there is now no way to get off Manhattan Island in a vehicle. (h/t @kiostark) — John Keefe (@jkeefe) January 27, 2015 Huh. The reporting out of Bill de Blasio’s New York turned into a Batman movie a lot sooner than even I expected when I Photoshopped him […]

First Time as Tragedy, Second Time as Iowahawk Fodder

Monday, January 26th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

FDR had breadlines for as long as the eye could see. Bill de Blasio has… OMG THEY’RE STABBING EACH OTHER FOR THE LAST PACKAGE OF VEGAN EGG SUBSTITUTE #NightOfTheLivingUnionSquareHipsters pic.twitter.com/Pug6jlQpu8 — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 26, 2015 Entirely related! pic.twitter.com/fU1lixVqN3 — Lorraine Feather (@LorraineFeather) January 7, 2015 And of course, as with FDR and the […]

Tweet of the Day

Friday, November 7th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Mary Landrieu wants to know where I was during Hurricane Katrina? Setting up a surge hospital for refugees. #LASEN http://t.co/YUVH0HKUc5 — Bill Cassidy (@BillCassidy) November 6, 2014 Oof RT @lagop: That didn't go quite the way you expected, did it @MaryLandrieu? #lasen #DefeatLandrieu pic.twitter.com/RPfMgDGq6D — Matthew (@Matthops82) November 7, 2014 Oof, indeed. Let’s look at […]

6.0 Earthquake Strikes Northern California; Your Humble Narrator Unscathed

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Yes, I felt the earthquake in Northern California last night. We live about 60 miles south of the epicenter, and at about 3:20 AM, while I was in the bathroom getting ready for bed (yes, I tend to live Keith Richards-style hours), I noticed the glass shower doors had begun to vibrate together — and […]

Yes, Next Question

Monday, July 28th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Is the Obama administration losing touch with reality?”, Mark Tapscott asks at the Washington Examiner. Considering that Barack Obama alternated posing next to Styrofoam Roman columns and uttering quotes such as, ”We’re going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth,” during his in 2008 presidential […]

When Religions Collide

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

Will there be a leftwing sucker punch aimed at unsuspecting conservative audiences who attend Paramount’s upcoming big screen tale of Noah and his ark? It’s Hollywood — of course there will be one. “Report: ‘Noah’ Fixated on ‘Overpopulation and Environmental Degradation,’” Christian Toto today writes at Big Hollywood: The Hollywood Reporter’s new feature on the […]

Ray Nagin Found Guilty of Corruption; CNN Plays Name That Party

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found guilty of corruption charges,” CNN reports. I’m sure you’re as shocked as I am. Curiously though, hitting Control-F on the above Webpage detects no use of the word “Democrat” in the actual article; merely in the comments section from readers. As Ace notes today, “They simply refuse to […]

Almond Killjoy

Sunday, January 26th, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

But of course: “Effete New York Times Asks: ‘Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?’”, as spotted by Tim Graham of Newsbusters: The New York Times has a very strange sense of morality. Abortion at any time for any reason is never savage. When the Kermit Gosnell case erupted, the Times could only editorialize […]

Blue on Blue: NBC’s Al Roker Lashes Out at Bill de Blasio

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 - by Ed Driscoll

“‘It was exactly what we predicted!’ Al Roker lashes out at de Blasio’s ‘class war’ snow failures after the new mayor claims storm was a surprise and then DEFENDS response,” the London Daily Mail reports. “Today Show weatherman Al Roker tore into Bill de Blasio’s response to the snowstorm which caused traffic chaos across the […]

Kanye West Hates Jewish People

Saturday, November 30th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“Why Kanye West Is an Antisemite,”  as explored by David Swindle, at the PJ Lifestyle blog: Newsbusters does some of the best work online in finding objectionable examples of media bias. This exchange from a radio interview Kanye West gave last week is an important discovery for those wanting to understand one of the most […]

Potemkin Villages All the Way Down

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Since Katrina and the waves of protests the left ginned up against the Iraq war resulted in first the GOP losing control of both houses of Congress in 2006, and then the White House in 2008, it’s worth juxtaposing a few video clips from that era and beyond. First up, here’s former Democrat Congressman Paul Kanjorski […]

Hurricane ObamaCare

Friday, November 15th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Noting that “Hurricane Katrina was the turning point of the George W. Bush administration,” at Commentary, Jonathan S. Tobin explores how Katrina (or more precise, the media spin on Katrina) was President Bush’s swan song as an effective president, and how the Obamacare debacle is a similar inflection point for his tyro successor. Read the […]

Blue Schism: CNN, DNC Chairwoman Rebut New York Times

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Shot: “NY Times: Rollout Failure is Obama’s Katrina.” — Today’s Times story, as paraphrased by Breitbart.com’s John Sexton. Chaser: “Bush came through on Katrina.” — Donna Brazile, Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman, writing at CNN on April 25, 2013. The New York Times is right in one aspect — today is when the levee broke for President […]

Why the Rest of the Country Hates California

Sunday, October 27th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

I know, I know, longest blog post ever written. This is but one reason why. On Saturday, the temperatures in San Jose were in the mid-70s; this morning when I awoke, I noticed a SEVERE WEATHER ALERT on my My.Yahoo homepage. The SEVERE WEATHER ALERT was to inform local residents that temperatures were dropping. From […]

Because ‘Mae’ and ‘Leslie’ Had Already Been Taken

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s North West! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter’s name is confirmed as birth certificate is leaked,” according to the London Daily Mail: TMZ witnessed a signed birth certificate with the name North West signed by Kim, 32, and Kanye, 36, at Cedars-Sinai hospital. People magazine confirmed the news with a source close to the […]

Stop the Presses: New York Times pushes False Narrative

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

The Gray Lady has a narrative, and she’s not going to deviate from it, no matter how incorrect it’s been proven to be. Check out the questions that music writer Jon Caramonica of the New York Times asks rapper Kanye West about his infamous racialist politicization of an NBC fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Katrina […]

Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past

Friday, May 24th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

Then: in 2000,  the New York Times sniffed, “it does not take a scientist to size up the effects of snowless winters on the children too young to remember the record-setting blizzards of 1996. For them, the pleasures of sledding and snowball fights are as out-of-date as hoop-rolling, and the delight of a snow day […]

Politico Politicizes Oklahoma Tornado

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

“At Least 91 Killed by Oklahoma Tornado, Politico ‘Reporter’ Rushes to Score Cheap Political Points,” blogger JammieWearingFool notes: The scenes of destruction were unthinkable as this monster tornado swept up everything in its path, leaving twisted ruins and mounds of rubble. Yet as with all disasters, brave Americans rushed to the scene,  doing anything they […]