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Friday, 9 December 2016

This is not fake!

Newsweek does not do Fake News

Hillary Clinton has just insinuated (to put it nicely) that "Fake News" might have cost her the 2016 election. The sites of Fake News, we might assume, include Drudge ReportBriebart, Fox News and Gateway Pundit. Clinton insisted that her claim was nothing more than an objective observation: "This is not about politics or partisanship." She is 180 degrees wrong. Briebart etc are not the purveyors of Fake News but political and partisan media outlets. They are no different from CNN, Time, NewsweekMNBC, Huffington Post or the Guardian, to name just six "progressive" sites. The did not get the whole US election wrong because they are "fake" but because they are ideological. Right now, I should think, every prominent media outlet, Left or Right, is political and partisan, though some offer space for a contrarian voice. The trick, for the consumer of the site's point of view, is to realise that media outlets are political and partisan before reading their opinion. Here, for instance, is somebody in the Guardian explaining Hillary's "Fake News" accusation: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/08/hillary-clinton-fake-news-consequences-pizzagate It is basically sympathetic, which is fine if you build that into your reading. For instance, it leaves out the fact that Hillary Clinton of "right-wing conspiracy" fame would say that, wouldn't she? And particularly about the Drudge Report because Drudge was right about Monica all those years ago when Clinton first used the expression "right-wing conspiracy". Here, to give a very different point of view, is a story I have lifted from the Drudge Reporthttps://theintercept.com/2016/12/09/a-clinton-fan-manufactured-fake-news-that-msnbc-personalities-spread-to-discredit-wikileaks-docs/
Here is another piece that is interesting on the "Fake News" of Vladimir Putin interfering in the US election: http://www.globalresearch.ca/mainstream-media-blames-russia-for-fake-news-while-pushing-neo-mccarthyism/5559136
Fake News, apparently, is in the eye of the beholder.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Three tragedies at the New York Times


The first tragedy is that the delusional Christopher Suprun would take it up himself to betray the voters of Texas. The second tragedy is that the New York Times would publish Christopher Suprun's "op ed". The third tragedy is all the lefty commentators at the end of the piece who are so full of hubris they no longer believe that the voters in Texas should be allowed to have their votes count: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-i-will-not-cast-my-electoral-vote-for-donald-trump.html   

Update: Ha! Ha! Ha! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/busted-texas-rogue-electoral-delegate-chris-suprun-linked-van-jones-think-progress/

Monday, 5 December 2016

Mark Steyn: "Make Kellogg's gr-rr-rr-rr-rreat Again!"



Here is Mark Steyn on the Kellogg's boycott: http://www.steynonline.com/7620/make-kellogg-gr-rr-rr-rr-rreat-again

I hope don't sound immodest, but this is Mark Steyn mentioning me four years ago: http://www.steynonline.com/4619/after-down-under Admittedly, it was on account of yours truly giving his After America a lengthy and favourable review:  https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2011/11/the-role-of-the-state-in-the-ruin-of-america/