Presswatch
by | Feb 27, 2020

A year ago, in his 2019 State of the Union, Donald Trump vowed, “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be…

by | Jan 16, 2020

As the reelection of Donald Trump becomes increasingly likely, the Never Trumpers on the political right have found new favorite outdoor sports: cherry-picking and goal-post shifting. The latest practitioner is National Review’s Kevin Williamson. Before I go any further, I…

by | Dec 20, 2019

One of the basic methods of propaganda is reversal — make an accusation against your enemies that is so blatantly false as to be the exact opposite of truth. This technique has become known as “the Big Lie” because of…

by | Jul 5, 2019

In a recent issue, High Country News (or HCN, a regional fortnightly newspaper published in Paonia, Colorado) Editor in Chief Brian Calvert penned a lead editorial decrying the presence on the southern border of “xenophobic” militia groups, especially one New…

by | May 14, 2019

Here was the headline in the Washington Post: Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program The story, among other things, said this, bold print supplied for emphasis: President Trump has effectively taken…

by | Apr 18, 2019

Here’s a link to the Mueller Report if you’d like to read it for yourself.  Mueller Report. This will be a brief summary, in no particular order, of some of the takeaways.   The Media has lost what’s left of…

by | Mar 28, 2019

When Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller finally finished his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, his findings were utterly predictable — the Russians had interfered as always, a few of Donald Trump’s former associates had committed unrelated offenses,…

by | Feb 20, 2019

Instagram, owned by Facebook, crafts the narrative users receive. Right now, they’re deleting any memes that make fun of Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor who paid fellow actors to attack him in Chicago in the middle of a frigid night….

by | Feb 1, 2019

Are you a “far-right extremist”? There’s a simple test to find out. If you doubt that homophobic Trump supporters are prowling the streets of Chicago looking to beat up gay TV stars, you’re a “far-right extremist,” according to Alex Henderson…

by | Jan 31, 2019

Louis Armstrong sang “When you’re smilin’… keep on smilin’ / the whole world smiles with you.” Only that’s not so true if you are a Catholic, pro-life, conservative, teenaged boy waiting for your bus ride home. A bunch of weirdoes…

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