NY Times Slap Mollie Hemingway, Ben Shapiro for Picking Apart the Left

August 5th, 2020 12:32 PM

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters has developed a beat of targeting conservative media, and in his sights on Tuesday were The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway, as well as personalities Ben Shapiro and Allie Beth Stuckey, in “An Outlet for the Outrage Against Trump’s Enemies.” Peters focused predominantly on The Federalist, whose influential commentary has angered liberals since 2013…

Union at NY Times Demands ‘Sensitivity Reads’ to Censor Content

August 5th, 2020 10:35 AM

The Tom Cotton controversy never dies at The New York Times. The News Guild of New York, which represents more than 1,200 workers at the Times, called for a meeting with Times leaders and demanded what they call "sensitivity reads" to provide an “extra layer of vetting” to make the newspaper “more diverse and equitable.” In Cotton's case, that would have meant killing the law…

The Left’s Willingness to Tolerate Violence Should Frighten Everyone

July 30th, 2020 4:08 PM

“Mostly peaceful.” So goes the characterization of demonstrations that have routinely turned into looting and rioting for months on end, from Portland to Seattle to New York to Los Angeles. “Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,” read one recent ABC News tweet.

Our Totalitarian Moment

June 18th, 2020 8:24 PM

America feels like it's falling apart. That's because it is. There are two ways to achieve unity in any group. The first is to set up a few serious standards of conduct, policed with the absolute minimum of compulsion, and then allow freedom in all other matters. This was the founding vision for our federal government. In this vision, we agree not to infringe upon one another's life, liberty…

Woke Chaos and Naked Power

June 11th, 2020 5:41 PM

With the death of George Floyd -- a heinous atrocity virtually every American decries -- unity should have prevailed. Americans hate police brutality; Americans care about black lives; Americans despise looting and rioting; Americans want to protect citizens but preserve the ability of the police to stop crime. Instead, the country seems to be falling apart. That's because of the utterly…

The Controlled Burn Rages Out of Control

June 5th, 2020 12:04 AM

In the wake of riots that have spread across America, leaving shattered businesses and wounded communities in their wake, it feels as though our nation is collapsing around us. That's bizarre, considering that virtually all Americans agree with the following two propositions: first, that it is evil for a police officer to place his knee on the neck of a prone suspect struggling to breathe for…

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

May 27th, 2020 7:37 PM
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.

#Cringe: CNN Coronavirus Town Hall Panel Includes Greta Thunberg

Business
May 13th, 2020 3:43 PM
In a world ransacked by the coronavirus pandemic, CNN seems to think its viewers want to hear radical lefty teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s opinion on the matter. CNN sent out a tweet May 13 announcing the news: “Former acting CDC director Richard Besser, former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius and activist Greta Thunberg join @AndersonCooper & @DrSanjayGupta for a live #…

What Are We Trying to Accomplish With Coronavirus Policy?

May 8th, 2020 11:59 AM
As Americans debate how to reopen our society in the wake of COVID-19, we seem to be breaking down into three groups: first, those who believe the virus isn't particularly serious and desperately want to reopen everything as soon as possible (a small minority of Americans, by polling data); second, those who believe the virus is extraordinarily serious and want everything to remain closed as…

The Biden Double Standard

April 29th, 2020 11:09 PM
This week, new evidence emerged in the sexual assault allegation by former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade against the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. According to Business Insider, four people have stated that Reade told them contemporaneously about her accusation that Biden forcibly penetrated her with his fingers in 1993. Meanwhile, the Media Research Center uncovered a clip,…

Every Crisis an Opportunity

April 23rd, 2020 3:45 PM
This week, the price of oil futures collapsed catastrophically. In fact, the prices collapsed into negative territory in the near term. This bizarre situation, prompted by lack of consumer demand and lack of storage facility, led the irrepressible Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to tweet: "You absolutely love to see it. This along with record low interest rates means it's the…

What Does Reopening Look Like?

April 16th, 2020 3:18 PM
As our national lockdown drags on, Americans seem less and less inclined to move swiftly toward societal reopening. Perhaps that's due to the consistent media focus on the risks of reopening. Perhaps that's also due to the psychological comfort of the status quo: When we've been made to feel safe in our home, it's difficult to leave it. Or perhaps we, as a society, have so…

The 3 Big Questions Nobody Is Answering

April 9th, 2020 4:17 PM
This week, according to members of the federal government, and state and local governments, Americans have begun to flatten the curve in the novel coronavirus outbreak. The excitement was muted -- after all, trends can easily reverse -- but real. Americans have abided by recommendations and orders. They've left their jobs to stay at home; they've practiced social distancing; in many…

Krugman Spews Trump May Have ‘Financial Incentives’ to Push Virus Drug

Business
April 7th, 2020 4:13 PM
Leave it to The New York Times economist Paul Krugman to continue to infuse his wacky partisan theories into an ongoing pandemic. Krugman retweeted lefty CNN Analyst Keith Boykin’s one-sided quip over Assistant to the President and economist Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reported dispute concerning the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine drug. Krugman then used the story to…