Today’s Mean-Spirited Chuckle
What we’re reading
Why James Comey needed firing
Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one. — Andrew McCarthy at National Review.
The Left embraces political violence
“The relevant question here is not violent rhetoric but violence itself. The violence at Berkeley and Middlebury did not lead to the shooting in Alexandria — they are part of the same phenomenon: The American Left has embraced political violence.” — Kevin Williamson in National Review.
‘Liberalism is baked into the journalism cake.’
A former New York Times reporter in Imprimis.
“The evidence was on the front page, the back page, the culture pages, even the sports pages. It was at the top of the broadcast and at the bottom of the broadcast. Day in, day out, in every media market in America, Trump was savaged like no other candidate in memory. We were watching the total collapse of standards, with fairness and balance tossed overboard. Every story was an opinion masquerading as news, and every opinion ran in the same direction—toward Clinton and away from Trump.
“The Times media reporter began a story this way:
If you’re a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation’s worst racist and nationalist tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?
“… the election was, in part, a referendum on the media, gave some voters an extra incentive to vote for Trump. A vote for him was a vote against the media and against Washington.”
Speech is not violence and violence is not self-expression
“Hodgkinson’s rampage has illuminated the growing belief that speech can be violence, while literal violence can be speech. After Brandeis University abandoned its plan to award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a scholar and FGM (female genital mutilation) survivor, the school’s Muslim Student Association claimed that she “incites and supports insensitivity and irresponsibility.”
“Yet when Antifa starts destructive riots and beats up Trump supporters, literal violence is excused as expression or resistance.” — National Review
Tag Archives: Koval
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Congratulations, people! We did it! A rare victory! Your e-mails, your comments and your testimony persuaded the Madison Common Council to do the right thing and recompense Police Chief Koval for all of the $21,953 he ran up defending himself … Continue reading
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