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Mid-week, we were told by our media that at least four media people had been embedded with Hamas. All four were known to Mossad, which means that whatever they texted, phoned, emailed or photographed were major bits of information all of which was surveilled by Mossad in real time. It is also likely that the […]
Ok, this is nuts. I was listening to my local NPR station this morning. (Yeah, I know.) It did a story on the Winchester Mystery House–the big creepy old house built by the widow of the heir to the famous rifle company. The reporter mentioned the theory that Sarah Winchester’s building obsessions were rooted in her deep personal losses early in life, most particularly, the loss of her only child. But in describing the death of that child, the reporter said, “they died in infancy.” My brain froze for a second. “They” died? Hadn’t the reporter just said “only” child?” Did she say “twins,” and I missed it? Then the fog lifted, this is trans-ideology creeping in.
Well, I had to look it up. Sarah Winchester’s only child, the one who died at six weeks, was a girl, Annie Pardee Winchester, named after her deceased aunt.
I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it doesn’t seem right if people have their names publicized who don’t want them publicized. Yet the students signed public petitions, and the far-left campus newspaper published their names, so I feel they hardly have grounds for complaint. Are they upset because they are realizing that they became open supporters of terrorism by signing?
There are still some holdouts in the public who watch traditional media. Often, those in that group who still think critically have developed an appreciation for this or that political commentator. That group’s members often spend more time watching internet favorites than trying to find other TV commentators that they like just as well. Preview […]
EXTRA is a Paraguayan tabloid, and doesn’t that sound redundant? If you were a printing press at the dead center of South America, what else would you output? I am not complaining. I’m just thrilled that newspapers still exist. And I’m agreeably puzzled by their exact level of survival. What’s it mean when there are […]
The title for this essay is one line from John Mellencamp’s song Small Town. There are advantages to living in a small town. Everybody knows everybody in town. There are disadvantages to living in a small town. Everybody knows everybody in town.
The small town of Marion, Kansas, has made the big time in the media. A town of 1,922 people is in the spotlight for a Constitutional Freedom of the Press issue.
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/GMA3/video/vice-president-kamala-harris-discusses-womens-health-101872444 An ABC News reporter sat down with Vice President Kamala Harris. The so-called reporter’s questions all assumed leftists beliefs about abortion and also used the language of pro abortionists. The interview ends with a question about Florida supposedly teaching that slaves benefited from slavery. An out right lie that is assumed in the question. […]
Hello, everyone! Long time, no post here on Ricochet, mainly because going back to full-time work has been a bit tiring. But today, I finally gave up and wrote the letter I have been thinking about for weeks. We are all aware of the hideous news coming out of Washington DeSleaze (H/T Jewels Jones) regarding the ugly corruption in the White House, not to mention the near-constant “died suddenly” reports. I gave the WSJ Editors a large piece of my mind on both issues, as well as one more. I thought I was polite but forceful. I’m pretty sure it won’t be published, because it’s way too long, but they should read it and maybe think about things. Herewith, in full:
Dear WSJ Editors:
Two unofficial quotes of the day. The first comes from the letters section of the Guardian. Dr. Anthony Isaacs wrote the following in protest of the US sending cluster bombs to Ukraine. In the context of attempts to sanitise these appalling weapons, your editorial on the spoken word (The Guardian view on spoken word poets: […]
I’m inclined to say yes, that Michael Heaver’s YouTube channel is a good example of what we would like the new alt-media to have. Maybe it’s not everything the alt-media should be, but what it does is good. Preview Open
First off, the Washington Beacon did a study on the political donations of “fact checkers” over the last seven years. They found that 99.5% of donations are made to Democrats, and that Bernie Sanders was the top recipient. They also found that, at least one GOP donor obfuscated their identity. https://freebeacon.com/media/fact-check-nearly-100-percent-of-political-contributions-from-fact-checkers-go-to-democrats/ Preview Open
Modern man is staggering and losing his balance because he is being pelted with little pieces of alleged fact which are native to the newspapers; and, if they turn out not to be facts, that is still more native to newspapers. – GK Chesterton
Although the internet, television news, YouTube, Twitter, and blogging were not available to GK Chesterton they have taken on the task of pelting us with alleged fact.
This morning as I strode on the treadmill, I realized that David Harsanyi, on his podcast with Mollie Hemingway, You’re Wrong, planted a seed in my brain for a brand-new and more appropriate name for the mainstream media. Let me share how important I think this re-labeling will be for the foreseeable future.
Most of us on the Right refer to the mainstream media, or MSM, as newspapers that used to take pride in mostly publishing the news. Part of their purpose was supposedly to give us the truth, an objective rendition of what was happening in the world. (I know there are some who would debate this purpose, and we can certainly discuss that disagreement.) The New York Times and Washington Post in particular were supposed to be the bastions of newspapers everywhere, because they had the ability to position reporters all over the world. We trusted them, relied on them (foolishly, or not) to give us the facts, although we’ve known for a while that they were biased to the benefit of the Left.
In the last several years, though, these newspapers and those who genuflect to them have made their biases unequivocally clear. They are the handmaidens to the Left, although it’s unclear whether the Left or the media are the ones who are making the demands. Recently (it seems to me), the term “legacy media” has been used. Some people claim that this word is being used to suggest that the print media is archaic, and that we will be getting all of our news online; I suspect they may be right. Although I couldn’t help wondering whether the word “legacy” was also being used to suggest a format that was handed down from a long and venerable tradition.
On Wednesday, Tucker Carlson released a video asking, “Where can you still find Americans saying true things?” Carlson’s own messages uncovered in the Dominion lawsuit revealed it wasn’t on his own show. —Michael Check out Michael’s Substack HERE Preview Open
Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three good martinis to close out the week! First, they cheer CNN contributor Scott Jennings for calmly but firmly confronting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten over her absurd lies that she was pushing harder than anyone to reopen schools in the midst of the pandemic when she was loudly persistent in keeping them closed. They also welcome the news that West Virginia GOP Gov. Jim Justice is running for U.S. Senate in 2024, giving Republicans their best chance yet to knock off Sen. Joe Manchin or maybe even convince him not to run for re-election. Finally, they welcome the news that Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel is planning to sit out the 2024 cycle after backing and bankrolling multiple weak candidates in the midterms.
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