The Truth be Damned 2

The Rittenhouse affair exposed the deep divide that threatens to tear our nation apart.  Leftist activists ignored plain evidence in this case and described Rittenhouse as a murderous vigilante.  Many of them obviously wished to hang him from the first available tree.  To those on the right, Rittenhouse was a hero for attempting to defend […]


As I review the media’s coverage of the Kyle Rittenhouse affair, I am astounded by the volume of lies and misinformation propagated by many news channels. Among their other erroneous statements and insinuations, I found the following: They made to appear that Kyle Rittenhouse nefariously crossed state borders and entered the town of Kenosha with […]

Reports of My Death

According to a widely-repeated legend, one major American newspaper actually printed Mark Twain’s obituary and, when Twain was told about this by a reporter, he quipped: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” Like Twain, some over-eager newspapers and civil functionaries have been trying to bury me for years. When I married Ann McGuire […]

Triple Fake

This is not about the triple option or triple threat in American football.  Instead, this is my third post on the subject of fake news.  In addition to those past posts,  I have written elsewhere about the unreliability of traditional news sources and the malevolent effects of inaccurate reporting in social media.  It’s a sad […]

Ministry of Propaganda

Have you ever noticed that different reporters on different networks often use identical terminology in reporting a news story. I first became aware of this in 2000 when George W. Bush was running for President.  Many of the mainstream, left-leaning commentators considered Bush an intellectual lightweight.  When he chose Richard Cheney as his running-mate they […]

Fake News Redux

How does one unlie? In December 2020 President Trump made a call to Georgia state election officials urging them to scrutinize votes in Fulton County.  Trump expressed legitimate concerns about election honesty and expressed his opinion that a thorough review would prove that he had been cheated out of a win.  The Georgia Secretary of […]

Brazen Defiance?

Washington Post reporter Don Balz stated that the recent Republican Convention “stands out for its brazen defiance of the facts.” Reports from other liberal news outlets echoed the same refrain.  They saw truth being forsaken in the interest of reelecting Trump. I believe Balz and his fellow reporters must have been watching another convention than […]

Orwellian Doubletalk

II owe the following thoughts to Steven Hayward, a senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkely,  Hayward contributes his observations to various conservative publications. Hayward quoted a recent ABC newscast that reported “Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful […]


  A few days ago I had a brief political discussion with a casual friend.  We stand on opposite ends of the political spectrum, so we usually avoid any exchange of opinions on that subject.  On this occasion, however, I sought her reaction to the Democrat debate that had occurred the previous evening. It was […]

The Deranged Left

I am alarmed by the hysterical attacks by left leaning entertainers, journalists and politicians against President Donald Trump. First, let me say that I am often dismayed by Trump’s intemperate criticisms of his political opponents.  Trump is a counter-puncher, and he fights dirty.  He is also extremely sensitive to criticism; and he is liable to […]