Rupert Murdoch should sue his sons. James and Lachlan seem intent on destroying Fox News or at least reforming it drastically, which in the final analysis comes to the same thing. The sons think they´re the new hip thing, but they´re the opposite. They´re terminally square. And not just because Fox was the only big-time conservative game in town and therefore could lap CNN and MSNBC, as the network has done for years, but because liberalism isn´t nearly as cool as the boys think it is. It´s actually stodgy and vastly more old-fashioned than conservatism and certainly libertarianism. (I know that´s hard to
Comments: Hostile takeover of Fox News? The Left silencing its opposition? Let´s be clear that this is hardly about Bill O´Reilly.
... and such a remarkable coincidence that only Fox News has been rocked by a series of ahem "sexual harassment" suits and accusations. How saintly the other "news" networks must be! Truly remarkable...
About two weeks ago, out of the blue, FNC cancelled my favorite libertarian leaning show: "Red Eye".The host, Tom Shillue, was conservative and an avid Trump supporter. John Bolton, a regular guest, was President of "Red Eye". I miss the the 3AM laughs. Why they cancelled "Red Eye" is a mystery. Maybe.
O´Reilly was never an all-in supporter of Trump. He was a fence-straddler....but a ratings giant.
Finding or making up a sexual scandal is a favorite attack for the left to get rid of opponents. Look at the attacks on Clarence Thomas nomination for the Supreme Court, Herman Cain for President, Trump for President, and now O´Reilly. Look out Hannity and Limbaugh.
Don´t know about all the tricky politics of this... but... we are becoming irritated by FOX and have begun to shut it off early and go read the Internet. Even Bret seems to join in dissing Pres. Trump, who was elected by The People who understand ugly Marxism and ugly Islamism. Still watch Tucker and Judge Jeanine... and read Investor Business Daily. Fox mainly appears to want to "tell us what we should think" (CNN-style) with their talking heads.
What do Google, Evergreen State College, and Middlebury have in common? A lot, apparently. They´re filled with "snowflakes" -- those students (in Google´s case, employees) who have such a high sensitivity to -- or is it inability to tolerate -- diversity of thought, they dissolve like so many, well, snowflakes. (Unlike real snowflakes, however, that are different one from the other, these snowflakes tend to be monotonously the same, spewing the same slogans and even wearing, basically, the same clothes.) People are beginning to get fed up with this jejune politically correct censorship and, just as with the University of Missouri before
Last night I wrote about the fact that the Associated Press has done little or no actual reporting on the North Korea crisis, but rather has used the episode as another excuse to bash President Trump–foolishly, in this case. Earlier this evening I was on the Seth and Chris show in Phoenix, talking about the AP’s absurd coverage of Trump and Kim Jong Un. Michael Ramirez’s most recent cartoon picks up on the theme of my post with Ramirez’s usual flair. Click to enlarge: Most of the liberal press has little interest in Kim Jong Un or the prospect of
People say the movie industry has lost its way and alienated its audience, but I´m super-excited about the future of movies, especially in light of Tinseltown’s current trend towards goose-stepping leftist conformity! How can that go wrong? From fussy fascist fatties like Lena Dunham listening in to stewardesses’ private chats, to withered crones like Chelsea Handler wishing we too could arrest Chinese tourists for goofing on Hitler like the Germans do – apparently there´s no one else in Germany who needs arresting – it´s becoming clear that free-speech and free thoughts are things of the past! Sure, you could Google
Let me Google that for you. James Damore is an FIDE chess master who studied at Princeton, MIT and Harvard. He had been working as a software engineer at Google for four years. Danielle Brown is the new Vice President of Diversity at Google. She has an MBA from the University of Michigan and campaigned for Hillary. She had been working at Google for a few weeks. James Damore wrote a memo suggesting that Google should pursue ideological diversity, end discriminatory efforts to achieve identity politics diversity and be honest about gender differences. Danielle responded by denouncing his paper. “It’s not a viewpoint that
A woman gave birth the other day, and the liberal media squeed in delight, which is weird – usually the media only cares about babies in the context of waxing them in the womb. Plus, don’t the sacraments of the Weird Weather Religion deem babies bad for Mother Earth, just like pets? Yeah, you can take Bitey when you pry her leash out of my cold, dead hands. Better pry my guns out first. But this particular birth was celebrated because the mother was pretending to be a man, and her delusion was so intense that she apparently partook of surgical
Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton met at an airport tarmac days before the FBI interviewed Hillary, not under oath, about her use of a private unsecured email server, and her destruction of over 30,000 emails. After the interview, Comey announced that Hillary was extremely negligent but absolved her of any criminal intent. Hillary told us the deleted emails were about yoga and Chelsea’s wedding plans. Lynch and Bubba said they talked about golf and grandkids Bill’s travels According to NPR: “Lynch told reporters that the impromptu conversation on her government aircraft in Phoenix on Monday centered on social issues, from talk of
Once when my son was about 6 or 7 I took him to the circus with some of his friends. The acrobats, clowns, and lion tamer in the center ring enthralled the other kids. Not him. He turned to me and said, “How do you think they make money producing a circus? I think it’s the concessions.” It struck me then that among the people in the world, there are some -- too few, actually -- who are not distracted by spectacles, but, instead, keep their eyes on the bottom line. That’s how I see the President. His stated goals have
This week the Washington Post committed the greatest national security breech in the history of our country, and hardly anyone is talking about it. The Post printed transcripts of private telephone conversations between our President and the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The press is focused on the embarrassment the transcripts may have caused our President. Has the press gone mad? Do they not understand the consequences of what the Post has done? Are they so involved in their petty gossip that they don’t realize the Post has just endangered the ability of our President to communicate frankly and in
Yeah, we’re a republic, but we also have democratic rules, norms, and traditions. Too bad the Democratic Party doesn’t believe in them. Case in point – their bizarre embrace of illegal aliens. Democrats seem to think that foreigners who violate our laws have a greater right to determine what will be America´s laws than actual Americans. After all, that´s their argument when they whine because some illegal is getting shipped back to his Third World hellhole-of-origin. They seem to think that just because some uninvited, unwanted, unlegal trespasser (we’re not supposed to call them “illegal,” right?) has been violating our laws
Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to “drain the swamp” ––the D.C. establishment made up of most Congressmen from both parties, employees of executive agencies and bureaus, the political appointees who head up those agencies, and the hordes of lobbyists, fundraisers, Congressional staffers, “consultants,” “journalists,” and pundits. These are the “Beltway insiders” or the “political establishment” whose natural habitat is the swamp. These are the alligators Trump needs to get rid of. Of course, many of these D.C. denizens of the establishment are permanent dwellers in the swamp, beyond the reach of the president or even Congress. Besides, monitoring Congressmen should
The New York contingent of plotters gathered in the Times building so they could use the company’s considerable communications resources to monitor the coup. In Washington, the plotters were spread out – the State Department, the FBI headquarters (the new Director was under arrest and his Obama holdout deputies were overseeing the arrest of key Republicans, conservative Supreme Court justices, and other appointed officials). The Pentagon was paralyzed – the plotters had enlisted enough officers to prevent an effective counter response. And, of course, the NSA had ensured that all comms out of the besieged White House were down. Elsewhere,
“We cannot tolerate this any longer,” said the former CIA Director at the head of the table. “We have to forcibly retake the government from Donald Trump. It is the only way save our democracy.” His audience nodded solemnly. The men and women gathered at that secret February meeting on the top floor of 241 West 41st Street, the New York Times building, were Democrat politicians, media figures, retired and active members of the federal security bureaucracy, and several Establishment Republicans, and they were at wit’s end. There simply was no other choice. Donald Trump must be replaced, and it no
Failed presidential candidate and former first lady Hillary Clinton now has some interest in becoming a Methodist preacher, according to The Atlantic. Clinton’s pastor Bill Shillady told The Atlantic that Clinton had expressed interest in preaching when he saw her at a photo shoot for his book Strong for a Moment Like This for which Clinton has written the foreward. The book features daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. “Clinton is lifting up an intimate, closely guarded part of herself,” Emma Green writes. “There are no more voters left to lose.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that the first six months of President Trump´s time in the White House have been "exhausting" while also criticizing Trump´s Twitter habits. Bush, a former rival of Trump´s during the 2016 Republican primaries, told Univision that it feels like "the whole world has been turned upside down" under Trump and gave him an incomplete grade for his first six months in office. "It´s exhausting," Bush said. "I mean it´s an incomplete grade in the sense that not much has been done. But it feels like the whole world has been turned upside down.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Trump Tuesday for Trump’s hawkish remarks on North Korea, saying Trump shouldn’t threaten the regime unless he is ready to back it up with action.bTrump ramped up the rhetoric against North Korea Tuesday after multiple reports of military escalation from the rogue regime. Trump won a diplomatic coup Saturday when the U.N. voted unanimously to slap massive sanctions on North Korea — avoiding vetoes from Russia and China.bThe Washington Post reported Tuesday that the country had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads for its missiles — with the potential to hit the U.S.b“North Korea best not
Judge Andrew Napolitano said the FBI´s raid on the home of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is a significant development. The raid occurred July 26 in Virginia and was confirmed to Fox News today by a spokesman for Manafort. (Snip) Agents hauled away documents and other materials. Napolitano said on "Outnumbered" that to obtain the search warrant, agents would have had to persuade a judge that there was "probable cause of crime in the place to be searched." Napolitano said the raid indicates the FBI did not trust that Manafort would preserve the materials they intended to find. "That is very damning
Speaking at a Rotary Club gathering in Kentucky on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vented about how President Donald Trump´s lack of political experience has led to him setting “excessive expectations” for legislative priorities. McConnell, R-Ky., told the group in Florence that he found it “extremely irritating” that Congress has earned the reputation of not accomplishing anything. “Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point,” said McConnell, a Republican
Two of the senators who singlehandedly derailed the skinny repeal of Obamacare were awarded a sit down interview with the admiring Dana Bash Friday on CNN. The bright faced journalist applauded Sens. Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for having the “cajones” to vote against the Republican bill when they knew half the country would view them as heretics. Collins admitted it was an “uncomfortable” vote. But, they both insisted it was the right thing to do, which is why they did not fear backlash from GOP leadership, or even intimidating tweets from the Oval Office. Both women said they
New video has emerged showing Malia Obama dozing off after a ruckus night at Chicago´s Lollapalooza music festival on Friday. The video shows the former first daughter being driven from the festival site in a golf cart like a true VIP. Sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, 19-year-old Malia appears to have already fallen asleep. But the movements of the car causes her head to jolt up a few times, though she doesn´t seem to open her eyes. A Secret Service officer in a yellow jacket clears the way for the golf cart, while another man drives the vehicle.
On Tuesday, New York magazine published an essay by a 24-year-old law student who recently paddleboarded around Manhattan for the first time. “I signed up for the race because I thought it sounded cool,” writes our participant. “Of course, when I asked around, everyone said it was really hard and I’d better start training.” The smugness, the entitlement, the painfully obvious observation — one might wonder: Who cares? Until you look at the byline and realize: Oh, of course. Another Kennedy, foisted upon us. Our diarist is none other than Jack Schlossberg, grandson of JFK, son of Caroline, accomplishment-free save for that 25-mile race
Several teenagers who were involved in a deadly crash after stealing two cars had a whopping 126 arrests between the six of them. Keontae Brown, 16, Jimmie Goshey, 14, and Dejarae Thomas, 16, died after allegedly racing a stolen car through a red light going 100mph and smashed into another car. Keontae Brown´s younger brother Keondrae, 14, was also in the car but survived after the vehicle was launched into the air before bursting into flames in Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday morning. They were allegedly playing a ´cat-and-mouse´ game with Kamal Campbell, 18, and Deyon Kaigler, 16, who were
Former President Barack Obama’s National Security adviser, Susan Rice, wants President Donald Trump to accept North Korea as a nuclear power. “History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed, criticizing the president’s “fire and fury” rhetoric in response to the escalating tensions between the two countries. Rice urged Gen. John Kelly, White House chief of staff, to stop Trump, and she pointedly attacked Dr. Sebastian Gorka,
Former vice president Al Gore suggested on Tuesday that President Trump´s presidency could end early for "ethical reasons." "We´re only six months into the experiment with Trump. Some experiments are ended early for ethical reasons," Gore said at a showing in Berlin, Germany, of his new film on climate change. Gore, the Democratic former vice president to President Bill Clinton, is an outspoken critic of Trump´s climate change policies. His new movie, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," argues climate change is an ethical challenge similar to the civil rights movement or the fight for gay rights. "We can win
Since 2011, more than 20,000 shootings and homicides have left the city scarred. City pensions are nearly insolvent. While property taxes spike higher, the city still borrows for basic operations.(snip)..the city’s woes aren’t stopping 10,600 government employees from bringing home six-figure incomes and higher. This includes 1,000 city employees who pocketed at least $40,000 each in overtime.