Jihadi Kathy

CNN host and comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo shoot holding a severed bloody head of Donald Trump. The pose was deliberately reminiscent of the jihadist beheading videos.   The photograher, Tyler Shields, posted the photograph online....

Belief and science

It is a basic fact of biology that when a species is well adapted to its environment, its population increases. The obverse is that when a species is ill-adapted to its environment, its population decreases, eventually leading to extinction.   ...

The attack on freedom of speech

The corporate media obviouly hate freedom of speech. Their creation of the fake news meme stems from this fear and hatred. Their constant dismissal of challenging voices by the CIA invented label conspiracy theorist is another sign of this fear. The...

Russophobia is toxic

The incessant attacks on Russia have rendered Russophobia normal. So much so that almost anything can be said about Russians, no matter how evidence free or absurd.   When James Clapper went on Meet the Press, speaking of contacts between Trump...

Seth Rich

Seth Rich was murdered. The police conducted a perfunctory investigation and concluded it was a botched robbery. Yet nothing was stolen and Seth had been shot in the back - a very strange robbery.   WikiLeaks posted a reward for information...

Trump's Syria policy

On the campaign trail Donald Trump repeatedly made it clear that under his leadership America would no longer pursue regime change operations abroad and expressed a commitment to work with others to destroy Islamic State. His election therefore led...

Importing jihadi terrorism

The political-media elite have made much of Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester. However, the dominant narrative is highly partial, to say the least.   The suicide bomber, Salman Abedi and his family, was well known to the British...

Liberals blame "Islamophobes" for jihadi terrorism

The Intercept, a well known liberal news site, argues that Islamic State and the other jihadists have no better support than the Islamophobes.   The article employs the kind of logic that can only be described as Alice in Wonderland. The author...

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...