Like their counterparts at CNN and MSNBC, many news outlets were quick to promote anti-Trump protests in New York City on November 12, 2016 – and in doing so became unwitting promoters of Russian propaganda. An indictment handed down on February 16 by Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed that this protest, as well as one in Charlotte, NC on November 19, 2016, was organized by Russian operatives.


The legion of the perpetually aggrieved "white supremacy"-obsessed jumped on a Monday remark by Trump administration Attorney General Jeff Sessions to concoct a bogus "racial dogwhistle" when he used the term "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement" in a speech to the National Sheriffs' Association. Five days in, many of them still haven't acknowledged that former President Barack Obama and others in his administration have used the term without generating controversy.


What on earth is wrong with people? Instead of celebrating an adoptive couple’s touching story, highlighted at the State of the Union, some media began a rumor that the parents coerced one mother to hand them her child. And, as they bashed the president for not saying more, they themselves left out key details.

 

I take freedom of religion seriously. You should, too. The alt-left wants nothing better than to start using religious freedom against the right. It’s part of their campaign against Christians in the U.S. I know, some alt-left idiot is about to read about this and pretend Christians are mistreated in the U.S. like they are in the Mideast.

They aren’t. Even the Obama administration admitted Christians are being genocided in the Mideast. Things aren’t anywhere near as bad here. But in a free society built on freedom of religion, the attacks on Christian faith are worrisome.


Good news for the economy came quickly on the heels of the Republican-driven tax bill. AT&T, Boeing, Wells Fargo, Comcast and others announced employee bonuses or wage increases, additional contributions to training, charitable efforts and facilities, and U.S. investment. Some directly attributed the decision to changes that will affect them in the tax legislation.


Slate.com is proving that those who believe that far-left progressives have their own brand of puritanism have a point. This puritanism largely, but not totally (because we can never forget their fervent desire to serve as everyone's Thought Police), explains the website's recent ridiculous attacks on the TV show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and on the Hallmark Channel's runaway success with Christmas-themed movies.


The beauty of writing this column is that I’m almost beyond being shocked. The alt-left has successfully blurred the line between crazy (cray-cray for you younger folks) and conventional. So I wasn’t even especially shocked when I read this: “Fed Up With Mortal Men, Women Are Having Sex with Ghosts.” It’s not even a funny/punny headline. There’s no “ghost of a chance” comment deployed. No “give up the ghost” or “smells like teen spirit.” (The image comes from a Colbert Report story on ghosts allegedly having sex with each other, but the graphic was funny, so here it is. You try and find a ghost sex image.)


Democrats have taken two high-profile casualties this week in the war over sexual misconduct, while Republicans, at least for now, are unscathed. That state of affairs doesn’t sit well with Dahlia Lithwick, who worries about principled Dems putting themselves at a general competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis sleazy GOPers.


During the past week, most people who follow center-right news outlets and blogs became familiar with the name of Charles McCullough III. McCullough, the former Intel Community General Inspector who identified 22 "beyond classified" emails present on Hillary Clinton's home-brew server years after she had left her position as Obama administration Secretary of State, has appeared on several Fox shows revealing that he was harassed and threatened for reporting that finding to his superiors, and that he was promised that he would be fired once Mrs. Clinton won the 2016 general election (oops). Very few establishment press outlets have done anything with the story in the past six days, and the rare exceptions have used McCullough's revelations as a platform to take shots at President Donald Trump.


If Paul McCartney and Wings want to record another album, they should call it, Ban On The Run. It could be the Splinter theme song, appropriate since this is “Ban Week” on that crazy, alt-lefty site. Ban Week gives the Splinter staff a chance to opine (say dumb garbage) about everything from cologne to zoos. If you didn’t think liberals hated everything before, you will now. Even more disturbing is how many facets of life they want to get rid of -- even aging parents. It’s not funny. It’s just bizarre. Logan’s Run beat Splinter to the punch by about 40 years -- depicting the murder of anyone over a certain age and government raising our kids, too. 


At CNN, disgraceful journalism has become so routine that we now expect it to be the rule rather the exception. Even in that context, Daniel Shane's claim at the networks CNNMoney website, manufactured with selective editing, that President Donald Trump doesn't know that Japanese companies already build cars in the U.S., is especially risible.


For three weeks, Justin Peters binged on Fox News, and on Friday, he related in a piece for Slate that his voluminous viewing had left him with “a persistent headache...and a keen sense of the many ways in which we all are screwed. Though you might not watch Fox News on a regular basis, lots and lots of people do, including President Donald Trump. The results illuminate the wisdom of the phrase ‘garbage in, garbage out.’”