Under their Skin? MediaMatters still obsessed with Discover the Networks


Now that George Soros has admitted he can’t and won’t do anything to stop next month’s GOP electoral onslaught, his cheerleaders at MediaMatters are apparently trying to divert attention away from their boss’s impotence. They’ve posted a “guide to David Horowitz’s Discover The Networks (DTN),” but their post isn’t so much a “guide” as a [...]

The 7 Biggest Sexists on the Left


Preamble to “The S.C.U.M. Manifesto” rendered in a sampler “I’ve been married to a Communist, and I’ve been married to a capitalist, and neither one of them would take out the garbage” That quip, attributed variously to Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Ashley and any number of actresses, was the epigram to the first poem I [...]

The 7 Biggest Sexists on the Left


“I’ve been married to a Communist, and I’ve been married to a capitalist, and neither one of them would take out the garbage” That quip, attributed variously to Zsa Zsa Gabor, Elizabeth Ashley and any number of actresses, was the epigram to the first poem I ever wrote. It told the true story of an [...]

Move Over, Underpants Gnomes: Latest Newspaper Business Plan Involves … Cheetos!


Last month, I and I alone decrypted the newspaper industry’s mysterious business model. Because let’s face it: it couldn’t seriously be “publish (frequently false) information nobody cares about, and opinions nobody agrees with, packaged in an obsolete delivery system” right? Then it hit me: newspapers had adopted the South Park “Underpants Gnome” scheme. No other [...]

Of Mo-toons and ‘men’: journalists are your irony-challenged moral and intellectual superiors!


On Sunday night, I attended a memorable and inspiring presentation by “Mohammed dog” illustrator Lars Vilks. His Toronto stop was supposed to be just one on a four city North American tour. Sadly, the good people of Ottawa, Boston and Philadelphia missed out, after Authorities cited “security concerns” and forced each event’s cancellation. (I always [...]

9 Progressive Gatherings Gone Terribly, Horribly Wrong


This Saturday, professional progressives — mostly union types, self-described communists, “faith groups” and other full-time “activists” — bussed their minions into Washington, DC, hoping to outdo Glenn Beck’s spectacular Restore America “8/28″ event at the same location. After the fact, AP reported that crowds at the hastily organized “One Nation” rally “were less dense” than [...]

Hot Post: Canadian Journalist Resigns After Editors Spike His Anti-Jihadist Column


This popular post was first published here. They don’t make ‘em like Rory Leishman anymore. He’s one of those old fashioned newsmen you only see in black and white movies these days. As a rare non-lefty Canadian journalist, he’s fought all the good fights, particularly against activist judges. Leishman was also battling our censorious, PC-mad [...]

Media Matters’ 9 Most Embarrassing Screw Ups


When I first started writing for NewsReal Blog, I was assigned the Media Matters beat, mocking and debunking those self-appointed “media watchdogs” of the Left. “But if you get burned out, we’ll understand,” my editor added. “That site is pretty toxic.” “I can handle it,” I chirped in my best “seasoned professional” voice. Oh well. [...]

Canadian Journalist Resigns After Editors Spike His Anti-Jihadist Column


They don’t make ‘em like Rory Leishman anymore. He’s one of those old fashioned newsmen you only see in black and white movies these days. As a rare non-lefty Canadian journalist, he’s fought all the good fights, particularly against activist judges. Leishman was also battling our censorious, PC-mad “Human Rights” Commissions long before the rest [...]

New book about Rush Limbaugh or comically oversized cigar lighter? Too soon to say?


Don’t you hate it when ancient, boring newspaper columnists too lazy to think up a decent topic that week decide to write about… the weird mail they get for their newspaper column? I know I do. So anyhow… Today I got this email: Ms. Shaidle: I was curious about your attack on Media Matters involving [...]