From the Internet’s Newspaper of Record—I’m so old I remember when outlets like The Babylon Bee were still satire, and satire was a form of joking.
Kyle Smith has a piece over at Nation Review that looks at the difference between The Media’s relative interest in David Hogg vis à vis Jack Wilson.
What kind of culture are we living in when Hogg-ism is somehow more celebrated than Wilson-ism? Hogg is one of many Americans who think gun-control regulations should be tightened. He may be right, he may be wrong, but there is nothing particularly exceptional about him. Wilson is a singular figure, a man of action who did something amazing on the spot that can hardly be praised enough. Who knows how many more people might have suffered and died that day in Texas if Wilson hadn’t been so skillful and brave? Led by our media, we’ve become a society that reacts intensely over terrible things but works hard to forget about the great things.
Yeah, but so many of those great things don’t fit The Narrative.
The Narrative states that we lesser folks don’t need firearms to protect ourselves or, if we do, we should follow Joe Biden’s advice and get a shotgun instead of an AR-15.
The West Freeway Church of Christ murderer used a shotgun.
He was stopped by a good guy carrying a concealed handgun.
Of course, the facts don’t fit the Narrative, so I suspect that the Media will quickly (in the words of David Burge) cover the story. With a pillow. Until it stops breathing.
On Christmas, Teen Vogue tweeted … oh, read it for yourself—As a species, we humans are evolved to have intercourse in a particular way. Trying to assemble the parts incorrectly may be fun for someone, but a continual desire for infertile sexual encounters is an evolutionary disadvantage that removes one’s genes from the pool.
Of course, that may not be such a bad thing in the case of some science deniers.
… it’s time to admit you’ve been pushing fake news.
Matt Tabbi has a review of the recently released DoJ IG report over at Rolling Stone.
Then, following a series of leaks, the news media essentially reported on the FBI’s wrong reporting of Steele’s wrong reporting.
The impact was greater than just securing a warrant to monitor Page. More significant were the years of headlines that grew out of this process, beginning with the leaking of the meeting with Trump about Steele’s blackmail allegations, the insertion of Steele’s conclusions in the Intelligence Assessment about Russian interference, and the leak of news about the approval of the Page FISA warrant.
As a result, a “well-developed conspiracy” theory based on a report that Comey described as “salacious and unverified material that a responsible journalist wouldn’t report without corroborating,” became the driving news story in a superpower nation for two years. Even the New York Times, which published a lot of these stories, is in the wake of the Horowitz report noting Steele’s role in “unleashing a flood of speculation in the news media about the new president’s relationship with Russia.”
No matter what people think the political meaning of the Horowitz report might be, reporters who read it will know: Anybody who touched this nonsense in print should be embarrassed.
They should be embarrassed because their behavior was unprofessional and immoral, but I suspect for most of our betters among the “journalists” the source of any embarrassment is frustration caused by being caught.
It’s being reported that the Baby Yoda character on the new Disney series The Mandalorian is generating twice as much social media buzz as any of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates.
It seems The Force is more powerful than The Farce.
Don’t start an argument with somebody who has a microphone when you don’t.