Yo, WaPo! Consider Ed Morrissey!!

I didn't pay much attention when the Washington Post brought Ben Domanech into their paper as a columnist from the right. I thought it was good of the WaPo to make the gesture, but I wondered why they had chose him, especially, when the rightwing blogosphere is so chock full of writers who seemed quick with an interesting topic or pithy turn of phrase.Turns out, I was right to be only "whelmed" by Domanech's pearls - they look now, to have been recycled.Domanech has resigned his position … [Read more...]

French Muslims destroying precious books? UPDATED

UPDATE: There are some indications that this story is not quite accurate - that the books in question may have been undergoing restoration. At this point, take it all with a grain of salt - or not at all - unless I get something solid to confirm it.***If this story is accurate, this is indeed very troubling.Muslims and leftists totalitarians destroy France‚Äôs millennium Christian legacyAfter destroying the Buddhas of Afghanistan, burning the Churches of Kosovo, Muslims are now d … [Read more...]

bin Laden sought “operational relationship” with Saddam

That OBL and the Taliban are in contact with Iraq and that a group of Taliban and bin Laden group members visited Iraq. That the U.S. has proof the Iraqi government and "bin Laden's group" agreed to cooperate to attack targets inside America. That in case the Taliban and bin Laden's group turn out to be involved in "these destructive operations," the U.S. may strike Iraq and Afghanistan. That the Afghani consul heard about the issue of Iraq's relationship with "bin Laden's group" while he was in … [Read more...]

Both Parties Entwined in Mediocrity

For some reason this is generating lots of traffic, so I'm reposting it; it must be striking a chord, today.September 9, 2005 Both parties entwined in mediocrityHave you ever gone to a doctor to be treated for one thing, only to find that you are suffering from something else, as well, and that both problems are rooted in an iatrogenic third situation - a problem caused by how physicians initially treated another complaint, entirely?Something like that is happening in America.Once upon a … [Read more...]

Anchoress, why aren’t you writing?

I'm getting all these emails..."Anchoress, you depressed?""Anchoress, your computer on the fritz?""Anchoress, why aren't you writing..."Aside from being busy, as indicated yesterday [edited for clarity] I have felt disinclined to write. I feel like I have nothing constructive or positive to say.I'm not writing because...well, it's all beginning to feel a little futile, isn't it? The daily grind of news is essentially the same. Bush is an antiquated manly sort who is also bad, evil, … [Read more...]

Greatest Couric interview EVER!

I've changed my mind - she should absolutely be the next anchor of the CBS Evening News - The Nose on Your Face has shown me the light! Excerpts here from her not-yet-aired interview with Tarheel Terrorist Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar.KC: Good afternoon Mr. Taheri-azar.MT: Were I not shackled I would kill you with my bare hands right now you vapid cur.KC: What a kidder!MT: I am most serious. [..]MT: I am not joking. I purposely rented an SUV so that I could run over a multitude of … [Read more...]

Articles disappearing: bad sign

This makes me uncomfortable. … [Read more...]

Les Moonves! Heads up, over here, please!

Some of you know I routinely give Les Moonves advice on what he can do to improve CBS news (and he should feel complimented - I don't even consider ABC or NBC worth my precious time...). He has apparently - upon deep consideration, I'm sure - decided NOT to take my selfless advice that he hire Delia Gallagher over Katie Couric. Ah well, some people have to learn the hard way...Nevertheless, I'm going to continue in my tireless quest to restore CBS News to its former glory, this time with a … [Read more...]

Warner should have known better

Ann Althouse and Gawker and Jeff Jarvis are all talking about Mark Warner's unfortunate - truly unfortunate - photograph on the cover of last week's New York Times Magazine - a photo which the Times admits wasn't quite accurate.Okay, but he should have known better. The New York Times Magazine has madea habit of putting deplorable, awful, really cheesy pictures on its front cover when it comes to two sorts of people: Any Republican, and Anyone Who Might Run Against a Clinton.Recall the … [Read more...]

Meyer and the Futility of Political Debate – UPDATED

Well, Dick Meyer at CBS has done it again! I'm not kidding, this fellow manages to find the most interesting things to write about - stuff no one else is looking at because most of us (and 99% of the press) run like lemmings to whatever breathless headline has been deemed "important," like Birdshotgate...Today Meyer is wondering whether is political ruminations are worth putting to paper, or is political debate a futile and dead thing?He wonders about it because of a scientific study which … [Read more...]