Criticising jihadist terrorism from its global centre

Donald Trump's visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was surreal. From this setting, Trump denounced Iran as the world's biggest supporter of terrorism, whilst the actual supporters of global jihadist terrorism looked on. And the absurdity is well...

Time's ignorant propaganda

The cover of the current issue of Time magazine demonstrates in equal measure both ignorance and propaganda. The cover illustration (which was allegedly plagiarised from Mad magazine) supposedly shows the Kremlin taking over the White House. What it...

CNN disinformation

CNN clearly thinks the US public will buy any old nonsense. The latest piece of CNN disinformation claims that Russian officials bragged they could control General Flynn and use him to influence President Trump.   The basis for the story is the...

Feeding the crime narrative

Yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate the Russia-gate scandal. I have no idea why Rosenstein made this decision (according to him, he did it in the public...

The fostering of delusion

The corporate media are busily fostering delusion. Daily, Donald Trump is subjected to a storm of confected outrage on the television screens and the newspapers. The Washington Post, the well known purveyor of Washington groupthink, has an opinion...

A preference for anonymous sources

The Washington Post, the well known purveyor of Washington groupthink, has published a story claiming that President Trump revealed highly classified material to Russian Foreign Minister, Lavrov. The story is based on anonymous sources.   The...

Former White Helmets member confesses

A former member of the jihadist terrorist group, the White Helmets, appeared on Syrian television and confessed to the organisation's role in fabricating false propaganda.   Walid Hendi claimed that whilst he was a part of the White Helmets, he...

Creating fake news

Fake news is supposedly a new phenomenon. The term was invented by the corporate media mere months ago. They use it attack anyone who has the audacity to challenge their narratives. However, fake news is not new. It is as old as journalism itself. ...

Climate Change explained

In a mere eight frame comic, Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, explains Climate Change science. It is not only informative, it also has the added benefit of being funny.

Russia-gate is not Watergate

Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has provoked the political-media elite to even greater heights of hysteria. They are now firmly occupying the land of the tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorists.   The latest evidence-free...

CNN is surreal

I have been watching CNN, and it is surreal. CNN anchors, journalists and their pet experts are banging on about Donald Trump being a liar. Chris Como has been particularly excitable. All the while they are empathically claiming that seventeen US...

British Defence Secretary defends Nazi Germany

Michael Fallon, the British Defence Secretary, has said that Nazi Germany had the right to defend itself from the aggression of the allies. No, he didn't. But he effectively implied as much by his defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's war of...

Democrat cognitive dissonance

The Democrat (and corporate media) response to Trump's firing of the FBI Director, James Comey is a casebook case of cognitive dissonance. They wanted Comey fired. They said so, repeatedly, vehemently. Trump fires Comey and they denounce Trump,...

Mandatory hypocrisy

Anne Applebaum, in a Washington Post opinion piece, lays out the hypocrisy that is compulsory in Washington. The headline is: How Trump makes dictators stronger. However, Applebaum's criticism of Trump does not have anything to do with Trump making...

Scott Adams on prediction models

Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has an interesting post on his blog. He wonders why if scientists can create climate models, they apparently cannot create a prediction model that would show the tipping point of Islamic immigration - as he points...

Selective outrage, selective facts

Criticising Donald Trump is apparently a major industry. Fareed Zakaria, the serial plagiarist, rants about Trump being less than completely truthful. Psychologists, flaunting their PhDs and ethical commitments, claim that Trump is suffering from...

Macron scandal

Thousands of documents hacked from Emmanuel Macron and published on the Internet have revealed the lack of freedom of speech in France. Within hours, the French state threatened news outlets and Internet users with criminal prosecution if they...

Comey's performance absurd

If you watched FBI Director James Comey give evidence before Congress yesterday, you may be wondering about his knowledge of the law. But, if you receive your opinions from the corporate media, maybe not.   James Comey, once again, clearly...

Foreign election interference

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European Union politicians and bureaucrats of interfering in the British domestic election.   I can only wonder why it has taken her so long to notice. Foreigners have a long history of interfering...

Trump's 100 days ad

To mark his first one hundred days in office, Donald Trump published a political advertisement. He had paid for it to be run on CNN, but the cable news network refused to air the ad. They were clearly incensed by the fact that the ad labels the...

Trump's 100 days

There has been much chatter about Trump's first one hundred days. Much of the commentary is woefully ill-informed. The discussions are more about whether or not one approves of Trump's presidency than whether or not he is keeping his campaign...

The mind of an intellectual

Steven Pinker's monumental study of the decline violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, should be on everyone's reading list. The book is a detailed exposition of the decline of violence from prehistorical times to the present. It offers a...

Crazy Kaisch

John Kaisch, the Governor of Ohio and former presidential candidate, has a solution to the assumed Korean crisis. He has called for the assassination of Kim Jong un and the rest of the country's leadership. The Washington Post, the bullhorn of...