Trump as Hitler meme

Representing Donald Trump as Adolf Hitler has been a consistent Democrat tactic. The assertions are loud, vehement and, apparently, sincere. Yet, they are completely without foundation, as anyone looking at the facts can easily see.   Adolf...

McCarthyism in full swing

If anyone needed proof that McCarthyism had returned to America, they only had to watch yesterday's House Intelligence Committe's hearing. From start to finish the Democrats powerfully engaged in their witch hunt, using the tactics of smear, innuendo...

A tutorial on McCarthyism

On Saturday, the New York Times published an article by Louise Mensch. It is a tutorial on McCarthyism.   Mensch begins by claiming to have expertise on the Russia hacking story. On the basis of this, she offers Congress some advice. She lists a...

Al Gore was wrong

In "An Inconvenient Truth" Al Gore made a number of predictions. They were wrong. Gore predicted constant global warming. It hasn't happened. In fact, there has been no significant global warming in over twenty years.   Al Gore predicted the...

US State Department expertise

As part of a traditional St Patrick's Day celebration, Donald Trump shared his favourite Irish proverb. However, the words were neither Irish nor a proverb. They came from a poem by a Nigerian author.   This may sound like a minor gaffe, but it...

Latvian neo-Nazis celebrate

In Riga thousands of Latvians are celebrating the Latvian Waffen SS, which participated in the massacre of almost the entire Jewish population along with conducting similar atrocities against other groups. The Latvian Waffen SS was condemned by the...

Russophobia is boundless

Yesterday Senator John McCain accused Senator Rand Paul of working for Vladimir Putin.   Rand Paul had objected to Montenegro, a tiny country with a military of less than two thousand, joining NATO. The senator's objection was not only entirely...

A tale of two cities

Take two cities: Aleppo and Mosul. The circumstances were very similar. Jihadist terrorists holding a civilian population captive. Each city subjected to military force to defeat the jihadists. In each city many civilian casualities.   However,...

US foreign policy in question

One of the bright moments of the US presidential election was Donald Trump asserting that he wanted the US and Russia to get along. This is a sane and sensible policy position. Yet virtually the whole of the American establishment vehmently opposed...

Boris the Stupid

I used to refer to Boris Johnson as a clown. However, his latest pronouncements have forced me to revise my view. I am now forced to the conclusion that Boris is actually stupid.   Yesterday, he went on national television and told the world...

New York Times rewrites history

The New York Times recently launched an advertising campaign asserting its commitment to the truth. Well, a commitment to the truth, albeit newly found, is to be welcomed. Unfortunately, it seems the New York Times' newly found concern for the truth...

Evidence free news

The latest piece of evidence free news being propagated by the corporate news media is the claim that Khizr Khan's travel rights are under review and he has therefore had to cancel a planned trip to Canada.   You can find the story pretty much...

Democrat and corporate media hypocrisy

On Saturday, Donald Trump used Twitter to accuse Obama of wire tapping him during the campaign. The accusation provoked a storm of outrage from the Democrats and the corporate media. Suddenly, the Democrats and the corporate news media are outraged...

Another mistake

When Donald Trump accepted Michael Flynn's resignation, I characterised it as a serious mistake. I said it would embolden his enemies and weaken his allies in his administration.   Yesterday, the Trump administration made another mistake. I...

Learning from experience

Is apparently beyond the neoliberal globalist elite. Today, the European Union's parliament stripped Marine Le Pen of her parliamentary immunity. Her heinous crime? Back in 2015 she posted a tweet that included images of an Islamic State execution....

Nippon Kaigi

One of the major sources of bias in the media is the bias of omission. The lack of coverage of Nippon Kaigi, not only in the Western corporate news media, but even in the Japanese media, is serious silence. Nippon Kaigi is an organisation that ought...

Denying freedom of speech

Freedom of speech is under attack. Its enemies are legion. Freedom of speech is opposed by liberals (which is ironic), by politicians, by the corporate media, by celebrities, by scientists (which is beyond ironic), by teachers, by health...

Climate Change predictions

Climate Change science has a history. This is very useful, as one can track predictions over time. Here is a reminder of what the Climate Change scientists were predicting back in 1975. Whatever your position on this issue, knowing something of the...

Hollywood politics

The so called documentary, White Helmets, was awarded an Oscar last night. The smart Hollywood people are either wilfully blind or are knowingly supporting Islamic terrorism. There really is no other possibility.   The White Helmets are a...

Dividing Americans

The Washington Post has a nice hit piece on Donald Trump. It asserts the results of two polls show that the majority of Americans are embarrassed by Trump, think he is dishonest, lacks leadership skills, is hot-tempered, does not share their values...

Washington Post's new motto

The Washington Post has a new motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness. They also have an article celebrating the fact that a survey says that more people trust the media to tell the truth than trust Donald Trump. And of course, they are very happy to cite...

Amnesty International's politics

For anyone who still thinks Amnesty International is a non-political organisation exclusively concerned with defending human rights, a reading of its current Annual Report is strongly recommended. The Report is more concerned with Donald Trump's...

The absurdity of propaganda

It is commonly assumed that the purpose of propaganda is to persuade people to believe falsehoods. Well it helps, but it is merely incidental. The primary purpose is to create a loyalty test. Here's the narrative, the propagandists says, and you have...

Le Pen's political theatre

The term political theatre is often employed in a dismissive fashion. However, sometimes political theatre can be effective politics. Today Marine Le Pen employed a piece of political theatre to great effect.   A scheduled meeting with the Grand...

Russophobia madness

The latest example of the madness of Russophobia is an article in the Telegraph. It claims that Russia plotted to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro and otherthrow the government. The "evidence" offered to support the accusation consists of...