Making the World a Worse Place, One Twitter Mob at a Time

Life is filled with nuance, with complexity. Take, for example, the case of Amy Cooper. Cooper is a 41-year-old white woman who worked at Franklin Templeton, an asset management firm. She was walking her dog without a leash in the Ramble section of Central Park when she was confronted by a black man named Christian Cooper (no relation). He told her to leash her dog; she refused.

Insane News Tidbits

Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article "Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?" The funding priorities of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control suggests that they think diversity is an important input in…

Name-Calling

Writing and making public one’s opinions guarantees people will respond. Writers, performers and every human likely desire his or her thoughts, and even their life, to matter to others. The alternative is to become hermits. Like other opinion writers I get my share of positive and negative letters, but during the Trump administration the level of invective for those questioning anything the…

Rotten Education Isn’t Preordained

Black politicians, civil rights leaders and their white liberal advocates have little or no interest in doing anything effective to deal with what's no less than an education crisis among black students. In city after city with large black populations, such as Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., less than 10% of students test proficient in reading and math. For…

Column: Feminist Hypocrisy Is a Fact, Not a 'Right-Wing Trap'

Feminist author Susan Faludi made a lame attempt in The New York Times to help feminists escape from their hypocrisy on believing all female “survivors” of sexual harassment or assault. Somehow, Faludi claimed, this isn’t true. They never said you should believe all women. She claimed this "canard" came from me on NewsBusters, among others.

Inside the Media's Desperate Cover-Up of 'Obamagate'

How does Watergate differ from Obamagate? Journalists led the charge to uncover the first. But now? Now journalists are leading the coverup of the second. Over there at Real Clear Investigations, J. Peder Zane has illustrated the media coverup exactly. A sample from Zane:
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Will Bill Clinton Be Featured in Netflix’s Epstein Documentary?

Netflix is going where too many journalists fear to tread, but there’s a catch. The streaming giant just released our first look at Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, a docuseries chronicling the late multi-millionaire’s sordid life. Epstein’s 2019 suicide unlocked a bevy of unanswered questions about much more than his crimes.

Column: AP Says Ditch the 'Mistress'

The 2020 Associated Press Stylebook is being published soon, and the AP is not humble about what it represents. “The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing,” they boast, and the book offers a sturdy path to the AP’s “famous” brand of “clarity and professionalism.” In recent years, conservatives have seen AP’s Stylebook…

Opening Up America

The choice before us seems to be no choice at all: stay inside and have no human contact with another soul, keep businesses closed, denying a livelihood to millions, or step outside and risk death. Though I believe the risk is small when comparing the number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have recovered with the number who have died, fear may be the greater threat.

Let’s Not Waste a Crisis

Former Barack Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel, during a recent interview, reminded us of his 2008 financial crisis quotation, "Never allow a crisis to go to waste." The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a wonderful opportunity for those of us who want greater control over our lives. Sadly, too many Americans have already taken the bait. We've allowed politicians and bureaucrats to dictate…

Michael Flynn’s Exoneration

For three years former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was put through a legal and financial wringer by top officials within the FBI, including its then-director James Comey. The FBI investigation threatened to destroy Flynn's career, finances and life, as, according to the New York Post, agents tried to get Flynn to lie "so they could 'prosecute him or get him fired,'…

Column: Could Chuck Todd Be Any Lazier?

The late Tim Russert had a reputation of meticulous preparation for his Sunday turns on Meet the Press. Now it seems Chuck Todd spends more time working on his hair.

The Media's Long History of Covering for Joe Biden

In a nearby flashback, this September, 2019 post from NB colleagues Rich Noyes and Scott Whitlock  recalled the 1987 flame-out of then Delaware Senator Joe Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign over the issue of plagiarized speeches. The flashback caught my eye because, as I have mentioned over time in other venues, I was involved. And were the situation to occur in today’s media…
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Early Look at 'Space Force': Trump Bashing and Praise for AOC?

Modern comedians have President Donald Trump living rent free in their heads for better and certainly worse. The laugh industry is obsessed with America’s 45th president. Trump turned late night monologues into DNC jam sessions, to say nothing of how he crushed Saturday Night Live’s apolitical lineage. Now, we have Space Force.