Author Archive: Charles Glasser

“SWING…AND A MISS.” In the freakout reaction about an NPR insider calling out their totally biased reporting, (I know, “duh”) NPR President CEO Katherine Maher sent out this mealy mouthed note to supplicate her troops and the snowflake believers who still take NPR seriously.

I mean, I never had a lot of faith in outfits who use Norwegian Whaling Zither Folk Music as lead-ins, but maybe that’s just me.

Much more importantly, I dare any Insta-readers to look at her message and find the words “truth,” “accuracy,” or “fairness.” What does that tell you?

They. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

UTTERLY OUTRAGEOUS: The Daily Caller is reporting about a snot-nosed child at the Washington Post demanding verification from a Navy SEAL’s wife about her husband and Republican Montana Senate Candidate Tim Sheehy’s military service.

Not that anyone at the WaPo would know what a DD-214 is, but how can they disregard the photographic evidence Sheehy posted on X?

Now, do let’s talk about Senator Blumenthal

** Disclosure: I was an embedded photojournalist with US units in Central America in the late 70’s and have the most profound respect for our vets. And even more personal, my older brother served in the USAF in Phan Rang from 67-69, which were pretty hairy years. So you’re G-D right I’m pissed off. **

 

 

NOT SURPRISING BUT STILL WRONG: JustTheNews published an investigative piece today that shows at least two well-funded and (duh) left-leaning groups are responsible for injecting climate hysteria into news and entertainment. It appears that no narrative is too silly for the MSM to barf out:

“Ahead of the Easter weekend, multiple media outlets reported that chocolate prices are soaring, and according to the coverage, the main culprit driving the inflating costs is climate change.”

There is no data at all that shows cocoa yields have dropped due to climate change, and NPR didn’t even bother to try and find supporting data.

The Guardian, AP, NPR and The Conversation are among the hundreds of media outlets associated with or listed as partners with an organization called Covering Climate Now (CCN), which encourages reporters to insert “climate crisis” narratives into all their stories.

Covering Climate Now charges nothing for membership. It’s supported by anti-fossil fuel groups such as the Park Foundation, the Waverly Street Foundation, and Actions@EBMF.  The group previously received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, which had $5.2 billion in net assets in 2022, according to its tax filings, and funds many media organizations directly to advance the organization’s anti-fossil fuel message.

Worth noting is that these are the same media outlets who promote censorship and loudly decry “disinformation.” I suspect what they really mean is “disinformation is anything contrary to their narrative.”

Indeed, here’s the most insidious part:

“The group provides advice to reporters on all beats to not only insert a “climate crisis” narrative into every beat, but also how to cover the topic. This includes telling journalists not to platform what it calls “denialists,” which includes anyone who “ridicules” climate activists or suggests that climate change is not producing a global emergency.”

We have always been at war with Eastasia.

HE’S NOT EXACTLY CORRECT, BUT HE’S NOT EXACTLY WRONG: CNN faceplanted themselves by assuming that RFK Jr. would agree with their supposition that Trump represents a greater “threat to democracy” than Biden. As The Good Professor pointed out here, RFK wasn’t buying it.

But history matters. RFK erred wildly in saying Biden was “the first and only president to censor political speech.” That’s just not so. I wouldn’t expect a dope from CNN to challenge him on this, but any of us who studied US history, let alone the First Amendment, know that President John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law in 1798. According to the Bill of Rights Institute:

“Federalists enacted the Sedition Act of 1798 to silence the opposition of the partisan Jeffersonian-Republican press. Most newspapers were favorable to one of the parties, and although parties had emerged early in the decade, there was no idea in American politics at the time of a loyal and legitimate opposition. Members of both parties considered the other party to be enemies of the republic. The new law prohibited publishing or saying anything “false, scandalous, and malicious” against the federal government, the president, or Congress. Those convicted were fined up to $2,000 (an enormous amount in the 1790s) and imprisoned for up to two years. Congress passed the Sedition Act, once again along party lines, with Federalists supporting and Jeffersonian-Republicans opposed.”

Newspaper editors who did not toe the government line were imprisoned. Moreover, eerily predictive of the “threat to Democracy” line espoused by Adam Schiff (D-Crazyworld) and others, none other that Abraham Lincoln’s government ordered arrests of editors who were accused of “supporting” the Confederacy by publishing dissenting views:

“In New York and New Jersey, two grand juries drew up presentments against newspapers that had been critical of the Union effort, which one paper called the “unholy war.” One grand jury presented a list of newspapers that encouraged the rebels, explaining, “The Grand Jury are aware that free governments allow liberty of speech and of the press to their utmost limits, there is, nevertheless, a limit. If a person in a fortress or an army were to preach to the soldiers submission to the enemy, he would be treated as an offender. Would he be more culpable than the citizen who, in the midst of the most formidable conspiracy and rebellion, tells the conspirators and rebels that they are right, encourages them to persevere in resistance and condemns the effort of loyal citizens to overcome and punish them as an ‘unholy war’?”

So, to be clear, I agree with RFK that the Obama-Biden regime presents a far greater threat to democracy than we’ve seen in centuries, but I wish politicians did their homework. I suppose it’s asking too much that so-called “journalists” do the same.

 

I SEEM TO REMEMBER THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY AS “REPEATING THE SAME MISTAKES AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT OUTCOME”: The Biden administration wants to shape the final settlement of the Israel-Hamas war to give a “revamped” Palestinian Authority control of Gaza.

What color is the sky in Joe Biden’s world? JustTheNews reporting that:

“The Biden administration’s plans for post-war Gaza center on boosting the Palestinian Authority (PA), which currently controls significant portions of the West Bank and is ruled by the Fatah party, to take control over the coastal strip despite consistent corruption warnings and poor governance.”

***

“Former Chief of Staff of the National Security Council under the Trump Administration, Fred Fleitz told Just the News that the Biden administration’s effort to boost the PA while overlooking both corruption and security concerns stems from a naive view of international security and domestic political motivations. “It’s politics,” Fleitz said, explaining that the Biden campaign is concerned over alienating reliable Democratic Muslim voters in key swing states such as Michigan, with a dense Arab population.”

Democrats are willing to trade Israel for Michigan, it seems.

 

 

I ALMOST NEVER EAT AT MICKEY D’S, BUT THIS MAKES ME HAPPY. WHY? Perhaps I just enjoy a poke in the eye of the nanny state. But JustTheNews is reporting that:

“Popular fast-food chain McDonald’s is going to start selling Krispy Kreme donuts as part of a new partnership. Both companies told CNN earlier this week that three different types of donuts will start being sold at McDonald’s starting later this year.”

Fat and sugar. Is there anything it can’t do?

BEHOLD THE POWER OF RACISM! (Is there anything it can’t do?): The National Electrical Grid is teetering on collapse. The shift away from full-time available power (like fossil fuels, LNG, etc.) to so-called “green” sources has deeply impacted reliability.

Hey, guess what? Solar farms don’t work at night! Who knew?

Also, as more whale-killing off-shore wind farms are planned, the Biden administration forgot to plan for the thousands of miles of transmission lines that will be needed. And in a perfect example of leftist autophagy, there is considerable opposition from enviro-groups who will tie up the construction of wind farms and transmission lines in court for decades. Snail darters and sacred tribal land, you know.

But Representative Cori Bush (D-Crazyland) has it all figured out. It’s not the science, cost or technology that puts our energy grid at risk: it’s racism!

JustTheNews reporting that Bush said recently that:

“We also cannot ignore the actions of domestic extremists, including white nationalists and white supremacist who have violently attacked electrical grids, to stoke chaos and fear,” Bush said. She did not cite any examples of white nationalists being accused, let alone held responsible, for attacks on the grid […] Bush pointed to two incidents, including a 2022 attack on two substations that left 45,000 people without power, resulting in the death of a woman who relied on an oxygen tank. That case has resulted in no arrests, and so the identities, races, and motives of the person or persons who carried out the attack are still unknown. (Emphasis added).

But wait, there’s more! Bush continued: “She also claimed that impacts of increasing extreme weather from climate change was another factor impacting the nation’s grid reliability.”

White supremacists combined with “climate change.” Wow! That’s better than Jews with weather machines and space lasers. Although that’s probably next…

IT’S NOT A LIE, IT’S A “STUTTER”: Biden has a considerable record of incoherently slurring words into gibberish, but that’s not really news. And many of his apologists blame his frequent word salad on his “stuttering.” That’s not news, either.

But tell me, gentle readers, will they blame stuttering on what is clearly an outright lie? The Daily Caller is reporting that:

“Hur’s report detailing the president’s handling of classified documents made several notes about Biden’s memory, including that he forgot the date of his son’s death and when his vice presidency began and ended. Biden held an unexpected press conference a few hours after the release of the report, criticizing Hur for questioning his late son’s death. The president, however, was the one who raised the date of his son’s death, according to the transcript the Daily Caller obtained.”

As many of you may know, two years ago I suffered the loss in a fire of my girlfriend of 22 years. I had to say kaddish for her two weeks ago, and as any of you who has ever lost a loved one, those dates are burned into your soul. The idea that Biden dissembles about Beau’s death (no, he did not die in Iraq)  is terribly troubling.

Either:

  • he is outright lying;
  • his brain is truly oatmeal;
  • his handlers find it a convenient “outrage” topic; or
  • we embrace the power of “and.”

**Update***  JustTheNews published a detailed list of Biden’s mush-brained responses to Special Counsel Hur. There just ain’t enough Adderall to keep this guy’s sh*t together.

CNN reporting that “At least five people were killed and 10 others injured when airdropped aid packages fell on them in the Al Shati camp west of Gaza City, according to a journalist on the scene.”

THIS JUST IN: Supreme Court rules Trump can remain on ballot.

Just The News reporting that:

Donald Trump can remain on the 2024 presidential ballot in a decision that comes one day before the Colorado Republican primary after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the top Republican contender is ineligible.

Ruling itself at link.

 

 

Cheerios Chemically Castrating American Public With Impunity:

Hmmm, maybe there’s something to this after all. Exhibit 1, Your Honor:
1978 Flashback: Bruce Jenner, Wheaties, and the 'Breakfast ...

I mean, if they messed with Cheerios, would you put it past Big Cereal to tamper with Wheaties? If they tell me Captain Crunch is the same, I may have to shoot myself.

OH DEAR GOD, MAYBE JUSTICE HOLMES WAS RIGHT: Ok, have a look at Buck v. Bell (“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”) Why such a statement you’d ask. This. OMFG:

“Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin, 47, reveals she is dating George Soros’ billionaire playboy son Alex, 38 – as pair take their romance public during Valentine’s Day date in Paris”

And to modernize the issue, remember the warning from my favorite Australian drinking buddy, Tim Blair:

Blair’s Law: “the ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.”

I got nuthin’.

 

 

WHO ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE? ME, OR YOUR LYING EYES? The problem with gaslighting is that in such a noisy media environment, the lies just keep emotionally-invested people inside their “safety bubble.”

Just The News does a deep-dive into the nonsense narrative that “there’s no evidence” regarding POTUS and his son’s businesses. I’m neither a psychologist nor a mind-reader, but there’s a point where I just have to wonder if Biden’s defenders actually believe this nonsense. The detailed news report includes sworn testimony and investigative documents proving that:

“To date, congressional investigators have confirmed that Joe Biden met with the following foreign associates alongside his son between 2013 and 2017:

Ye Jianming, Chairman of CEFC China Energy; Jonathan Li, another Chinese businessman and a principal of Bohai Capital who created a joint venture with Hunter Biden;Vadim Pozharskyi, an executive of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma Holdings who paid Hunter Biden and Archer millions to serve on its board; Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch and real estate investor who paid millions to a firm associated with Hunter Biden’s partners; and Kenes Rakishev & Karim Massimov, a Kazakhstani oligarch and former prime minster, respectively.” (Emphasis added).

The Washington Post created an online clip reel showing Biden repeating the lie over and over and over. Some Dems have tried to move the goalposts, saying even if Biden lied, “So what? Nobody did anything wrong.”

As to Joe Biden himself, that’s not what “elderly well-meaning people with memory issues” do…unless perhaps they are so out of it, the Constanza Rule applies.

TUCKER CARLSON SERVES UP A STEAMING BOWL OF “STFU” TO HATEFUL DNC STENOGRAPHERS: When the mainstream media learned that Carlson would have a one-on-one interview with Vladimir Putin, they pretty much lost their minds.

The almost always wrong Daily Beast columnist and observer of Russian media Julia Davis wrote that:

“[B]eing able to show that a well-known American figure is willing to bend the knee to an international pariah is a great opportunity for Putin to re-assert his dominance and standing.”

Davis and other media “experts” were certain that Carlson would genuflect, and throw nothing but softballs to Putin.

(Yes, we’re still waiting for that Daily Beast story about Joe Biden’s rapidly diminishing mental capacity. Anyhoo…)

One has to keep in mind that Carlson — a genuine patriot — has been unfairly vilified as a boogeyman by legislators and DNC lapdogs in the media.

Former congressman Adam Kinzinger completely lost his sh*t, saying that Carlson “is a traitor.” I remember watching the brain-damaged Adam Schiff accusing Carlson on live television of “carrying water for the Kremlin.”

They were wrong. All of them.

After the much ballyhooed interview, even The New York Times had to point out that:

“In an interview released on Thursday, Tucker Carlson urged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to release an American reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has been held in a notorious Moscow prison for nearly a year […] Mr. Carlson asked, “as a sign of your decency,” if he “would be willing to release him to us and we’ll bring him back to the United States.” Mr. Carlson added: “This guy’s obviously not a spy. He’s a kid, and maybe he was breaking your law in some way, but he’s not a superspy, and everybody knows that.”

Now why hasn’t the Committee to Protect Journalists urged White House reporters to ask Joe Biden about the ongoing grand jury against Julian Assange?

You know the answer. The ignorant mophead who pretends to be the Press Secretary for the White House would simply ignore it, calling it a “rabbit hole.” And The New York Times, Washington Post, et. als, will happily abide.

 

 

 

WAITAMINNIT, WUT?  Now as most of you know, I am not a criminal defense attorney, so I might be missing something here. (You’re welcome to correct me). If the police have probable cause to arrest someone, why doesn’t that same evidence suffice to remand them to jail or require them to put up bail?

JustTheNews reports that last week, four immigrant men were charged with felonies in an attack on two New York City Police Department officers in Times Square. The NYPD said that at least a dozen immigrants were involved in the attack and six are still wanted, according to CBS News. So why then, did Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg not request bail?

(Wait for it…wait for it…)

“Four of those released are believed to have left the state, according to a high-ranking police source who spoke to CBS New York. The four men gave fake names to a church group that arranged for bus tickets as part of a migrant resettlement program. They are believed to be headed to California, but the NYPD isn’t planning to track them down at this time, as they aren’t due back in court for a hearing until Feb. 20 […] If they don’t show up for the hearing, a bench warrant will be issued for their arrest.”

Here’s the best part:

“Bragg said he did not request bail because he is proceeding cautiously to ensure they have the proper suspects identified in the case.

How the hell does that work? Enlighten me, please.

CENSORS, STALINISTS, PATERNALISTS, FAUX-LIBERALS, AND OTHERS WHO WOULD SUPRESS FREE SPEECH: YOU’RE ON NOTICE. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on March 18 in Missouri’s lawsuit alleging the federal government colluded with social media companies like Twitter and Facebook to suppress conservative and libertarians’ freedom of speech. And a lot of us are watching.

The Missouri Independent, explains the matter before the court, about which I and my fellow Insta-team members have written before:

“The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans prohibited the White House, the Surgeon General’s Office, the F.B.I., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from having practically any contact with the social media companies. It found that the Biden administration most likely overstepped the First Amendment by urging the major social media platforms to remove misleading or false content […]

“A central dimension of presidential power,” the administration argues, “is the use of the office’s bully pulpit to seek to persuade Americans — and American companies — to act in ways that the president believes would advance the public interest.”

But the bully pulpit, Missouri and Louisiana attorneys general wrote, “is not a pulpit to bully.”

Sadly, the outlet totally ignores the text of the 5th Circuit’s opinion, because, well, I think they’re kind of biased. Most reporters (and I have a lot of experience here) have been for too long living in a paternalist bubble. They know more than you do. They are inherently smarter than you. You work with your hands (Ugh). They know what’s better for you. “Shut up, serf!”

And to digress a bit, here’s where I find faux-liberal paternalism to be a form of fascism: To assert your view to the exclusion of others is a violation of others’ moral autonomy, in my mind, a core human right. In short, exactly what Stalin did.  But that’s for another time.

But here’s what we know for a fact: The Fifth Circuit said:

“We find that the White House, acting in concert with the Surgeon General’s office, likely (1) coerced the platforms to make their moderation decisions by way of intimidating messages and threats of adverse consequences, and (2) significantly encouraged the platforms’ decisions by commandeering their decision-making processes, both in violation of the First Amendment.”

In the oral arguments on that case, one judge asked the government lawyers whether the tone of the government was not like that of mob bosses in the movies: “Nice social media platform you have there. A shame if anything were to happen to it.

Golly, where have we heard that before?

Spread the word to those faux-liberals who hide behind the chimera of “suppressing disinformation to save democracy” or other gibberish: we are watching. And fighting back.

 

OH, IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF CONSPIRACY NUTS, IGNORE THEM:  The Daily Caller put it best when :

“You don’t even need to look to the word ‘stolen’ — the election was rigged,” says just one of the many election watchers the Daily Caller interviewed who all came to the same conclusion.”

This trailer is for the sharpest, calmest, and most intelligent discussion about the 2020 election I’ve seen. Click on the image below to see the trailer.

Look, was there enough monkey business that provably swayed the election? I don’t know. But for a handful of invest elitists to encourage scoffing at even the most clinical look at the issue is the exact opposite of their alleged goal of “saving democracy.”

Election fraud is as old as the hills. Read Robert Caro’s outstanding trilogy about LBJ where he details many instances of mysterious boxes of ballots arriving at polling stations with just enough votes to get him into Congress.

My own grandmother was an alderman in Chicago during the Richard Daley years, and she’d laugh when regaling us with stories of police cars arriving with sacks of paper ballots that were dumped on her kitchen table. The cops would sit in the living room served coffee and babka while in the kitchen “Nanny” and her pals would make disqualifying marks on the ballots opposing whomever Daley wanted. Sadly, Mike Royko is not around to confirm this.

*DISCLOSURE: As a First Amendment lawyer, I did the pre-publication review of the full “Rigged” documentary for The Daily Caller. I can’t divulge any details, of course, but I can say it passed my heinously stringent standards with flying colors.

 

MAYBE THEY SHOULD START WITH COLORADO, HUH? A Freedom House report focuses on Nicaragua, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Venezuela, saying all six countries experienced considerable democratic backsliding over the past two decades.

VOA reports that:

“Around the world, there are a lot of anti-democratic leaders in increasingly authoritarian settings who are using a really expansive toolkit of oppressive tactics in order to silence critics and opponents,” Amy Slipowitz, the report’s co-author, told VOA. One of the primary tools is political imprisonment, which is “an attempt to remove the most vocal critics from society,” she said.”

It’s always in the last place you look.

 

 

SF CITY ATTORNEY APPOINTS HIMSELF “SPEECH POLICE:” SUE HIM GOOD AND HARD. An old reporter friend tipped me off to an important (but so far) not reported lawsuit in the Federal District Court covering San Francisco.

Everybody is familiar with U.S. News & World Report, which for decades has been the publisher of “rankings” for everything from grad schools to mortgage lenders. Whether you agree with the various rankings is of no moment. They disclose their methodology, are not “bought off” by advertisers and most importantly, ratings and reviews are generally protected by First Amendment law anyway.

OK, that’s the set up. Here’s what’s going on: San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu — out of the clear blue sky — sends a subpoena to U.S. News complaining and demanding information about their recent review of “Best Hospitals.”

Here’s a link below to a copy of his subpoena. What shocks the conscience is his statement that “As the City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco, I have a duty to ensure San Franciscans and Californians have access to accurate information as they make critical healthcare decisions.

Click to open: SF Subpoena

Really? I’ve looked at the portfolio his office has been given, and don’t see “misinformation police” listed as one of his “duties.” Something smells here. His subpoena is based on investigation of “Substantiation of Advertising (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17508)“.

This is not the first time a party has tried to shut down a publisher under “False Advertising” laws, and with rare exception, they inevitably fail. USN&WR, to their credit has filed a responsive lawsuit, which can be read here.

The papers filed (IMHO) could have been more tightly written, and like most BigLaw firms, they use 20 words when five would do, and I suspect there are other bases of complaint they could have asserted. But that’s just Monday morning quarterbacking on my part.

The $64 questions are: 1) How does a city attorney appoint himself the guardian of “misinformation” over speech that a first-year law student could show is constitutionally protected; and 2) given that the City Attorney is by its own admission tasked with providing “the highest quality legal services to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and other elected officials,” the reasonable reader — and perhaps an inquisitive reporter — should ask “Who prompted Chiu to issue this subpoena?”

This is just the beginning.

WELL-MEANING, BUT UNCONSTITUTIONAL AS HELL: I’m not sure if the Oklahoma Legislature is just trolling mainstream media, but they have introduced a bill that would require impositions akin to “licensing” journalists and publishers. Real democracies don’t do that.

Yes, I’m sure that Taylor Lorenz and Keith Olbermann’s tests may provide interesting (and explanatory) results, but this could swing both ways. The bill would require that:

“Each individual reporter, producer, writer, editor, or any other employee involved in the production of content distributed by a media outlet is hereby required to:

a. complete a criminal background check conducted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation,

b. receive a license as prescribed by the Corporation Commission as provided in subsection C of this section,

c. complete a propaganda-free safety training course of no less than eight (8) hours as prescribed by the State Department of Education, which shall be developed in coordination with PragerU,

d. provide proof of liability insurance no less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00), and

e. submit to quarterly drug testing for illicit substances to be administered by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation”

Mind you, I’m a big fan of Prager, but honestly, I can think of many people, like myself, who consider vodka one of our “Precious Bodily Fluids.”

 

DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE BUTT ON THE WAY OUT! JustTheNews is reporting that:

“I cannot stay silent as this administration turns a blind eye to the atrocities committed against innocent Palestinian lives, in what leading human rights experts have called a genocidal campaign by the Israeli government,” Tariq Habash, a Palestinian American who served as a special assistant for nearly three years, said in his resignation letter Wednesday to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.”

Just the tip on the iceberg, to boot:

“Also on Wednesday, 17 anonymous Biden re-election campaign staffers wrote a letter published on The Medium calling on the president to demand and work toward an “immediate, permanent ceasefire,” advocate for the release of Hamas hostages and more than 2,000 arrested Palestinians, among other things.”

Anonymous…how brave.
Goodbye to bad rubbish.

 

INTRODUCING GLASSER’S SYLLOGISM:

  • All people who say that violent acts are only committed by conservatives are idiots.
  • All people who say that violent acts are only committed by progressives are idiots.
  • All people who use the words “all” or “only” are idiots.

This was inspired by dinner with some deep blue Democrats (the People’s Republic of Montclair) in which it was a “given” that conservatives are prone to violence. Rather than get into it and bring up “mostly peaceful” arson, I noticed this article from Just The News the next day.

“Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., said that on Thursday both of her daughters’ houses were “swatted,” or targeted by fake emergency calls.”

Swatting is not a joke or prank. It is designed to send an amped-up police force expecting gunfire into an unsuspecting person’s home, hoping some policeman shoots someone.

GREAT MOMENTS IN UN-SELFAWARENESS– Journalism Edition: I’m the first person to say that you have a right to bloviate bullsh*t. Fine.

But even understanding that The Daily Beast is about as scummy as it gets, (given that Gawker is no more), check the following phrases and you tell me if this is “reporting” or Op/ED:

  • “BOTTOM FEEDING”
  • “The MAGA network”
  • “The channel’s fourth-quarter primetime ratings, meanwhile, have dropped 14 percent compared to the previous quarter, though they are still up significantly compared to 2022” [Citation? Meh.]
  • “cartoonish pro-Trump sycophancy”
  • “the bottom-feeding MAGA channel”

This asshat is entirely within his rights to make such editorializations, but would somebody tell me why the slimeballs at The Daily Beast think this is “reporting” instead of editorial?

These dolts say “Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here.” Am I the only one who thinks a good tip would to be stop dressing up Opinion as “news”? Go for it.

*Disclaimer: I have never represented either Newsmax nor The Daily Beast in any legal matter.*

THE WORST THING A REPORTER OR EDITOR CAN BE IS INCURIOUS: This story from the NYT about Harvard’s board is fine…except the honkingly huge omission of whether these people are paid, and if so, how much.

How can you write this story and *not* ask that?
**UPDATE: A few folks have noted that the NYT story currently says that the Harvard board members are unpaid. I’m certain it was not in the first version I saw, but the Wayback Machine did not capture what I believe was a stealth edit. So without a screenshot (my bad) I can’t prove this. As to whether the Times would ever publish a stealth edit…I’ll leave that to your own judgment and experience.

THE IRONY, IT BURNS: Just The News is reporting a strong possibility that FISA’s warrantless search provision (Section 702) so favored by the Deep State going back to the W. Bush administration and embraced by the Obama and Biden DOJ may be biting Hunter Biden — and possibly the President — in the hiney.

Court records from the criminal case of Biden associate Patrick Ho, who is now in the pokey for money laundering, show the FBI and Justice Department gathered evidence under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) from around the time when Hunter Biden and his uncle James were dealing with Ho and fellow CEFC officials.

“This is certainly interesting information. We will pursue every piece of evidence that relates to Hunter Biden and his father. If there are FISA intercepts, it is something we should try to get,” said Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., a member of the House Judiciary Committee that is part of the impeachment process and the chairman of its surveillance subcommittee.”

CEFC, you may remember, channeled millions of dollars to Hunter and his uncle James, much of which was proven by the House Select Committee on Oversight to end up directly in the President’s pocket.

This idiotic talking point that “there is no evidence” makes the Adam Schiffs and Chuck Schumers out there look more disingenuous than ever. I think the only people falling for this gaslighting are within their ever-shrinking bubble of supporters.

But that’s just me.