NYT Dredges Up ‘Russian Trolls’ to Make Sharia-Loving Sarsour a Victim
“Russian disinformation” is in the news again, courtesy of a long but vague New York Times lead story Monday, “How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step,” by Ellen Barry. Strangely, Barry foregrounded Linda Sarsour, the notorious sharia-law apologist and former co-chair of the 2017 Woman’s March on Washington, trying to mold her into a sympathetic figure whose…
Unserious Leadership in a Serious Time
We live in a deeply serious time with deeply unserious leaders. Historian Niall Ferguson has written that the "extreme violence of the twentieth century" was precipitated by three preconditions: "ethnic conflict, economic volatility, and empires in decline." It is difficult not to see such preconditions repeating themselves in this century. The West is currently tearing itself apart over…
Bad Joke: Fallon Asks Hillary Clinton About Document Security
The late night comedy shows returned for their new season on Tuesday and for NBC The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that meant welcoming Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to promote their new Apple TV show. It also meant asking Hillary, of all people, about document security and the war in Ukraine.
Flashback: CBS Mocked Trump for Warning About Reliance on Russian Gas
CBS News mocked Trump in 2018 along with the German UN delegation who laughed at him for warning about reliance on Russian natural gas.
NewsBusters Podcast: Reagan Gets No Credit for USSR's End, Only Gorby
When they announced the death of the last dictator of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, the liberal media elite broke out the valentines, giving Gorbachev all the credit for tearing down the Iron Curtain of communism. Ronald Reagan dared Gorbachev to tear down the wall, and Gorbachev is painted as a “towering international hero” for just letting it happen. Media liberals can't give Reagan…
The Noose Tightens on Putin’s Ruinous Reign
WASHINGTON -- Back in the days when George H.W. Bush resided in the White House, he told me rather cryptically that I would be getting an invitation to the White House. A few days later I had luncheon with his head of the CIA, Bob Gates, one of the brightest lights that I have ever known in government. Bob wasted no time getting down to business. He told me of his concern that the Russians,…
President Vladimir Putin on Horseback
WASHINGTON -- We have not seen the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, riding around the Russian countryside on horseback and shirtless lately, have we? In fact, much of the time, he is photographed seated at the end of a very long table in the Kremlin, and he appears to be almost alone. Though it is possible that the guys seated furtively way at the end of his table could be members of his…
Cohen: To Avoid Jail, Trump Will Threaten to Give Docs to U.S. Enemies
On Jonathan Capehart's MSNBC show, former Trump lawyer turned antagonist Michael Cohen says that Trump took top-secret documents to Mar-a-Lago to use them as a get-out-of-jail-free card. He will say that if jailed, he will have his supporters release copies of the documents to America's worst enemies: Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia.
Volunteers Are Saving Lives in Ukraine
When Russia attacked Ukraine, “experts” said the country would fall within days. It hasn't. One reason is that the Russian military wasn't as effective as people thought. Another is that Ukrainians surprised the world by courageously defending their country. A third reason is that volunteers from everywhere stepped in to help.
Enes Kenter Freedom Slams 'Merchant of Death' For Griner Trade
Most current and former NBA players have a shockingly low amount of common sense, but former Boston Celtics forward Enes Kanter Freedom is a welcome exception.
Morning Joe: Reporter 'Sorry' to Knock Biden Negotiating for Griner
Senior NBC international correspondent Keir Simmons was interviewed on today's Morning Joe regarding the potential swap of Griner and Paul Whelan for a Russian arms dealer. Simmons reluctantly said " sorry to say it, but I think this is an example of where inside-the-Beltway politics is good, probably smart, from the White House point of view's inside-the-Beltway politics,…
Nets Bury: WNBA Player Swap Will Release Violent Terrorist-Plotter
With the harsh and oppressive conviction on Thursday of Brittney Griner by Russia, talks are underway for a prisoner swap. And while Americans want to see the WNBA star freed, the network morning and evening newscasts don’t seem particularly interested in just who Joe Biden would be trading in order to free Griner.
Buzzword Foreign Policy Makes for Failure
This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, determined to make a statement about American support for the democratic country under constant threat from its tyrannical Chinese neighbor. That trip prompted spasms of apoplexy from the Chinese government, which vowed serious consequences; China, in the end, engaged mainly in some military posturing. There is no question that Pelosi…
‘It’s...Insulting’; Doocy, Kirby Tussle Over Biden Having ‘Free Time’
A longtime diplomatic and military spokesman in the Obama and Biden administrations, John Kirby has exhibited a calm, cogent demeanor, so it was surprising on Thursday when Kirby appeared miffed as Fox’s Peter Doocy pressed him on the Biden administration’s posture towards China and then as Today News Africa’s Simon Ateba repeatedly interrupted the briefing and demanded he be called on.