Category Archives: Media

The Art of the Hit Piece…

Here are some assertions any leftist would have rightly deplored as irrational, dishonest smears: The Soviet Union opposes free market capitalism. Therefore, Western opponents of free market capitalism are obectively supporting the Soviet Union. Al Qaeda opposes US foreign policy. … Continue reading

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Hitchens, Hell and Hashish…

I am a big admirer of the Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens. He helped as much as anyone to make me a conservative. I read him, as a progressive, to be outraged by his opinions on gays and immigrants, … Continue reading

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You Can be Alternative, Controversial And Bad…

Ron Unz is an interesting man. From his public writings you would think him an idiosyncratic liberal. His most famous essays have argued that Mexican immigration does not exacerbate crime and that attempts to explain racial differences in cognitive performance … Continue reading

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O’Neill Again…

What is one to say about this ludicrous post? If O’Neill sincerely thinks that the Nazis invading Poland, killing millions of its peopleĀ and razing its cities is equivalent to strengthening its army then he is unhinged. If he is attempting … Continue reading

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The Year of Dead Celebrities…

I would be lying if I claimed to have been affected by the celebrity deaths of 2016. I rarely listened to Bowie, Prince or George Michael. It had been years since I had watched a Gene Wilder film. I had … Continue reading

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How to Succeed in Journalism…

It pains me to think that tens of thousands of young men and women pay tens of thousands of pounds to study journalism. Only one or two of them will ever work in media. Most journalists study PPE at Oxford. … Continue reading

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How Abnormal Journalists Normalise Abnormal Ideologues…

It has struck me there is, contrary to what I suggested in a previous post, an element of “normalisation” that goes on when mainstream journalists interview radical right wing figures. Journalists are abnormally sensitive to expressions of nationalism or traditionalism, … Continue reading

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