Fake But Inaccurate

Certain portions of the Main Stream Media are spun up over the non-existent proposal for a “Muslim registry.” This has to do with the suggestion that the Trump administration might reinstate something along the lines of the Bush-era requirement for adult male visitors from countries such as Saudi Arabia and North Korea to be interviewed and fingerprinted. (Muslim registry? I’ve met muslims from all around the world but never from North Korea.)

In a piece over at the NY Post site Rich Lowry notes that

That the so-called Muslim registry is now a thing, a subject of high dudgeon and hot debate, is testament to how the same media that complains about “fake news” is committed to manufacturing and driving its own narratives only loosely connected to reality.

Read the whole thing.

Ya’ Think?

Commenters on the Left are now beginning to worry that the rollout of Obamacare has been and will continue to be so inept that too many of the suckers public will become convinced it is was a scam all along or that the wonks are technical dilettantes rather than competent innovators or something else “bad.” This, they say, will allow the Right to run successfully against Progressivism as personified in Obama for a generation.

They may have a point. When I was a kid back in the ’50s, I remember Democrats who were still going on about Hoover.

Obamacare is going to be an expensive educational experience.

Let it burn.

Politifact Gets One Correct

pantsonfirePolitifact has rated Barack Obama’s recent attempt to weasel out of his “if you like your plan …” and “if you like your doctor …” promises. They must have noticed that his lips were moving. The Politifact rating is shown on the left.

Meanwhile, it’s being reported that the average age of people who are signing up for Obamacare is significantly older than the actuaries expected when insurance rates were initially calculated. If that continues, either rates will have to be drastically increased again in 2015 or the program will go bust financially.

Let it burn.

TSA Agent Goes Postal?

CBS News in LA is reporting that the LAX shooter this morning was an off-duty TSA employee.

UPDATE—And now CBS News is reporting that the government says that the shooter was not a current or former TSA employee.

UPDATE 2—Meanwhile, the LA Times reports that he was a TSA employee.

UPDATE 3—At a news conference around 3 pm ET, the Chief of the LAX Police said he was unable to confirm or deny anything about the shooter’s identity.