Yesterday the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a broad study of journalists which includes a look at newsroom ideology, proving (yet again) that the Fourth Estate is way out of ideological sync with normal folks. While a third of Americans are self-described “conservatives,” only 7 percent of those who work in the “national press” are such. On the flip side, 34 percent of national reporters call themselves “liberal,” well over the 20 percent of unfortunate Americans who admit they’re lefties. You’ll find the details here. Save it for the next time Joe Conason and Eric Alterman and their comrades rant about the vast right-wing media conspiracy.
The Notre Dame fire -- like every single significant tragedy -- brought out some of the usual bottom-dwelling conspiracy theorists, and it is perfectly fine (good even!) to call them out for their irresponsible speculation. So it wasn't terribly surprising to see a Washington Post piece this afternoon called "How ... Read More
The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce, and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that ... Read More
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Americans voted for Barack Obama in 2008 despite, not because of, his most partisan voting record in the Senate. They were once willing to look past his earlier dubious associations with abject anti-Semites such as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, former terrorists like Bill Ayers, and unhinged characters such as ... Read More
Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More
'Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?” T. S. Eliot asked. “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?” And where is the intelligence we have lost in cleverness? Cleverness is the plague of our political classes, an influenza of the intellect. The consultants are always trying to ... Read More