Walter Duranty reborn

Amy Ridenour posts a neat dissection by David Hogberg of a Huffington Post piece by journalist (?) Blake Fleetwood. It is worth reading in its entirety, but I was actually taken aback by this particular Fleetwood assertion: [Markets ration health care]…by price, which means that who gets what goods and services depends not only on… Continue reading Walter Duranty reborn

Follow the Monetization

Loss of advertising revenue has compelled the MSM to up the ante on monetization of their opinions; which used to pass for “news.” Without the drive to capture internet eyeballs the whole phenomenon of “click bait” wouldn’t exist, and fake news would be less pervasive and less hysterical. Fake news wouldn’t disappear, we had plenty… Continue reading Follow the Monetization

A fake news retrospective

It’s May Day in the latest era of fake news. The confluence of a peak in the MSM prevarication cycle and the annual celebration of Communism makes it appropriate to celebrate the most accomplished journalistic liar of modern times – and his employer. No, not Walter Cronkite, Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass, or even Dan Rather;… Continue reading A fake news retrospective


Useful idiot or fellow traveler? You decide. I quote from his Op-Ed in the NYT yesterday: Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in… Continue reading THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Paved with good intentions

For statists, a policy failure is typically the fault of others. To wit: the right people were not in charge, not enough money was forthcoming, the victims intended recipients just don’t understand the benefits yet In the first instance, the idea is betrayed by its friends. They turn out to be incompetent. In the second… Continue reading Paved with good intentions

The most abused word in America – liberal

Abused by the far Left and their useful idiots, anyway. Right Wing News surveyed the blogosphere to determine Left and Right wing “favorite columnists.”The Left list is indicative of the lack of higher cognitive function common to all statists – this is not a list of “liberals” – it’s a list of preening busibodies. It… Continue reading The most abused word in America – liberal