Attack of the ‘Fact-Checking’ Clones

Under President Donald Trump, the State of the Union address has become the Super Bowl for the left-leaning “fact-checkers.” It doesn’t matter if Republicans and independents enjoyed it immensely. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, these journalists want to rip his speech to pieces because it somehow overflows with “untruths.” But these supposedly “independent” guardians are failures at fact-checking the Democratic Party response, offered this year by Gretchen Whitmer, who was elected governor of Michigan in 2018. Let’s do a quick roundup of the “fact-checker” focus. — The Associated Press, as usual, obsessed only about the POTUS under the headline “Trump’Read More

Impeachment Dies in Desperation

File - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, joined by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he’s not removed from office, he’ll “do it again.” He’ll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a “threat to national security.” National security equals no questioning of Read More

The Media’s Dreadful Impeachment Partisanship

One favorite tactic of our “objective” media during the impeachment of President Donald Trump is to find a clip of the president’s legal experts such as Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz expressing an opinion during the 1998-99 impeachment of Bill Clinton and then show a contrast with the present day. But this is just as easily demonstrated with the press. It’s not surprising that Democrats and Republicans favor or oppose impeachment based on the party of the president in the dock. It should be surprising that our supposedly nonpartisan journalists flip to whichever talking points are in use Read More

Cultural Winners and Losers of 2019

As we end another year, our popular culture still revolves around President Donald Trump, and our news and entertainment conglomerates continue to be outraged that conservative Christians stick with him, so much so they are summarily ignored. Support him as, say, Franklin Graham and a vast majority of evangelicals have done and … crickets. But what happens when evangelicals don’t? Happy days are here again. The left has lunged to promote an editorial by Christianity Today magazine that insists Trump must be removed from office. What the left understands — and some on the right still ignore — is that the cultural Read More

Liberals full of hate

The war on Christmas marches on. Secularists — let’s say it: atheists — are leaving no stone unturned. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch said, “Merry Christmas” in an interview on “Fox & Friends.” Leftists pounced, complaining this was a “talking point for the GOP.” New Rasmussen polls show strong majorities favor saying merry Christmas, celebrating Christmas in public schools and having religious displays in public areas. But those in Hollywood see old-time religion as a relentless nightmare of oppression. Christmas makes them want to tear the roof off of a Nativity set. They vent through the vehicle they know will resonate: Read More

Censoring Social Media for ‘Promoting Crime’

The other day, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki subjected herself to a hard-hitting interview with Lesley Stahl on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Stahl lectured her for allowing “harmful” or “hurtful” speech to be posted on her platform without any fact-checking. Welcome to the latest demonstration of the traditional “news” media’s merciless pounding away at social media for having the audacity to allow dissenting information that undermines their expert narratives and authority. Wojcicki was far too polite to respond with incredulity. This is the same show that allowed Dan Rather to broadcast fake National Guard documents in an effort to derail the reelection Read More

Which Disney Movies Have ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’?

Disney is launching its Disney Plus video streaming service, which promises to be tremendously popular, which is unfortunate. “Experts” from the enlightened side of the tracks are unrolling their grievances about how the Disney film catalogue is full of racism, sexism and loathsome bigotry of all sorts. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? And is anyone surprised that Disney met this ridiculous assault with capitulation? To head off the left, classic cartoons like “Dumbo” (first released in 1941) and “Peter Pan” (1953) will carry a disclaimer saying that certain scenes “may contain outdated cultural depictions.” The mocking crows Read More

When Actors Play Scientist on Capitol Hill

Celebrity testimony is an age-old political stunt on Capitol Hill. If you want the press at your hearing, you lunge at the chance to have a star athlete, or a famous singer or actor, bring some zing to your issue. Democrats do this better because they have a lot more friends in Hollywood and they’re always more willing to push the envelope with silliness. When you want to push your agenda on agriculture to the left and you need attention, you get Jane Fonda, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek to testify. Their credentials? They all starred in movies about Read More