News from Canada vs. News from the Republic of Fear

 An Trust in God breeds peace in the soul.  Secular substitutes, whether trust in self-affirmation slogans for lefties or trust in big ass guns (aka “chariots and horses”) for righties, breed only more fear.  And the news guys feed off and fan the fear like Star Trek Energy Creatures. [Read more...]

Why is it that Comedy Shows are More Educational Than News Shows?

John Oliver offers an epic (and NSFW) rant on behalf of net neutrality so ordinary people can see how crony capitalism and our ruling class mean to screw us this time: Oh, by the way, the answer to my question is: “Because the task of MSM is to sell beer and shampoo–and to get invited [Read More...]

Note to Self: Never Again Accept Uncritically News…

…about the preconciliar Irish Church. Atheist Brendan O’Neill on the Incredible Shrinking Moral Panic ginned up by the Anglosphere media over Tuam. I foolishly forgot my two cardinal rules: 1) the function of media is to sell beer and shampoo and 2) always take of 50 IQ points when the media covers the Church. Make [Read More...]

Since the Job of News is to Sell Beer and Shampoo

…it functions the way dog food commercials function. Did you ever notice that dog food looks, you know, rather appetizing on dog food commercials? That’s because dogs don’t buy dog food. People buy dog food. So you pitch the content to the people, not the dogs. In the same way, our manufacturers of information pitch [Read More...]

Jon Stewart and First Things Find Themselves on the Same Page

Years ago, FT published an essay that eventually became a book: How the News Makes Us Dumb. Now Stewart chronicles the latest in sheer stupid-making news (note: brief nude image): The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on [Read More...]

The Onion is Uncanny Sometimes

This is from 2008: I’m beginning to think that Disney should be hauled before Congressional hearings on charges of massive, decades-long child abuse conspiracy. The toll of children killed and wounded by that Machine is appalling. America’s Paper of Record also posts CNN’s true explanation for using Cyrus to sell beer and shampoo. What? You [Read More...]

TIME to Americans: You are stupid, vapid, self-absorbed narcissists.

      Viewing these covers, a question must be asked: do these moments of marketing (through a choice in covers) reveal more about Americans, or about the state of American journalism? I fear the answer. – Daily Kos If your response is, “That’s a troubling question” you are part of the solution to stupid [Read More...]

Rich Lefty Ruling Class Member Buys WaPo

…from other rich lefty Ruling Class members!  Oh no!  Now the paper will be biased! [Read more...]

Why Does the Press Keep Looking to Pat Robertson?

It’s like media rolodoxes are roach motels. Certain people, like Robertson, go into them and never come back out. They just keep getting cited as Authorities every time their brain farts. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, July 31, 2013 ( – Two days after saying he found nothing sinful about sex-change operations, televangelist Pat Robertson said contraception [Read More...]

I sometimes think our media class can’t become more trivial

But then they always prove me wrong: CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio’s Sip of Water Was ‘Career-Ender’ Mind you, this is the network with the chick who was wondering on the air if asteroids were caused by climate change. Did that end her career? Because things like “having a dry throat” or “being an organic [Read More...]

Most News Media Offer You the Equivalent of Fast Food

It’s news that’s whipped up and slapped on a plate quickly for you to consume swiftly and uncritically. The great thing about the NY Times is that it offers you finely *aged* news, such as the Times recent leisurely discovery that there are lawsuits–rather a lot of them actually–against the HHS mandate and that things [Read More...]

Prolife Ninjas!

500,000 prolifers invade Washington DC completely unseen by major network news! Who knows what this stealthy battalion of sinister counter-cultural types may be up to as they hide in plain sight? Do they fund their activities by robbing jewelry stores in broad daylight? Can they be seen in mirrors? Can cameras detect their presence? [Read more...]