Category: What is The Establishment?

Matt Drudge is the “Conservative Media”

Right Scoop reports that on Sunday and into Monday, the banner headline story on The Drudge Report — and on TDR, the headlines are the stories — was seemingly an attempt to imply that Beto O’Rourke, the young leftist challenging Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is a serious contender and an up-and-comer. In other words, that Drudge is seeking to create momentum...

Where’s My National Security Gold Card?

Donald Trump, an unprincipled idiot, has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director and advisor to Barack Obama, John Brennan. Naturally, the progressive media is citing this as a shocking abuse of power. Many on “the right,” however, also seem to find this action disturbing, for reasons I cannot fathom. For the record, although I imagine this hardly needs to be stated...

Demagogue Moron Tells The Truth, Sub-Moron Cultists Cheer

A few hours back, I mentioned having made the mistake of watching live coverage of yet another of America’s dime-a-dozen Nuremberg rallies, and quickly clicking away in tedium as the Dimwit-in-Chief told his flock how much he loves tariffs. I therefore missed the part where he openly admitted that Fox News is not merely in the tank for him, but is the tank....

Fox News Winning!

Fox News is…Karl Rove, Mitch McConnell (whose wife Elaine Chao was on the board of directors), Larry Kudlow, John Bolton, a dozen bimbos who vote R, and Sean Hannity. Not merely a media ally of the Republican Party establishment, Fox is the establishment’s official press office. Throughout the 2016 primaries, Fox was effectively Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and damage control center. Now, of...

Bolton Kneels Before The Emperor(s)

Even many conservative Trump skeptics continue to buy into the standard, long-running narrative that National Security Advisor John Bolton, who played cheerleader for Trump until he finally won that plum administration job he had clearly been angling for (just like seemingly every other Fox News commentator), is some kind of rough-and-tumble, straight-talking military throwback. In truth, moustachioed affectations aside, Bolton is just another...

The Most Fun President Ever

Over at my old haunt American Thinker, which a dear friend has aptly redubbed “The People’s Observer,” Sundays used to be reserved for items of a more theoretical nature, items by newer writers the editors were not sure would find a wide readership, and a regular “Week in Review”-style lead article by establishment-friendly columnist Clarice Feldman. This week Feldman, a breathless Trumpette —...

Weekend Reflection: Where There’s a Will…

  George Will, elder statesman of American conservative punditry, is urging readers to vote for Democrats in the 2018 midterms, in effect endorsing Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Naturally, the erudite Will has an elegant rationalization for supporting panderers to leftist activists — so elegant it almost sounds like dispassionate reasoning, until one remembers that hypocrisy masquerading as dispassionate reasoning is...

How the Conservative Media Looks Since Becoming Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda

I recently wrote about the mass purge of Trump critics (i.e., non-sycophants) at RedState, in the aftermath of which the site’s co-founder, Erick Erickson, declared the “old RedState” — that is, the actual constitutionalist-leaning political commentary website that used to go by that name — “dead.” How dead? Well, a few weeks back, I took a quick scroll through the site’s recent articles,...

Larry Kudlow on Selling One’s Mind for a Job

What would you do to please your boss? Would you work some extra hours without pay? Put up with a little unfair criticism? Take the blame for some of his mistakes? How about rejecting your whole professional legacy, contradicting the principles of your trade, spouting overt lies or obfuscating sophistries to protect your boss’s honor at the expense of your own? If you...

RedState After the Purge

A few weeks ago, RedState, one of perhaps only two popular American conservative news sites to have maintained a healthy presence of non-cult-friendly opinion on Donald Trump’s presidency, underwent a sudden pro-Trump purge, firing most of its writers associated with Trump criticism, including some of its more popular writers, and all of its best ones. Here is a brief report on the result:...