A flotilla of weapons-grade defeatism


Notice how quickly the meme formed?
I expected our outright enemies (and our wobbly allies) to grasp hold of the “Gaza flotilla” story like a life preserver, and they didn’t disappoint. The only thing missing was Dennis the Peasant chirping, “Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help! I’m being repressed!”

Alas, we also [...]

Citizen Ebert: Roger’s Culturally Illiterate Tweets


As someone who was a working film critic for nearly 20 years—and, I’m pretty sure, the only Baptist to win 2 Catholic Press awards for movie reviews—I probably owe Chicago Sun Time film critic Roger Ebert (and his late partner Tribune critic Gene Siskel) a nod of tribute for popularizing such writing.
Siskel and Ebert were, [...]

Anatomy of Liberal Press Bias: It’s the Assumptions, Stupid


The newspaper business is sinking rapidly, and as it goes under, editors and publishers are becoming more dependent on wire services to cheaply fill their pages.  Unfortunately what seems like a life preserver is really the ballast that dragged them down in the first place; and they are holding on for dear life to the [...]

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