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Two Big Cracks in the Climate Hysteria Edifice

Francis Menton, Manhattan ContrarianPredicting the impending collapse of climate hysteria is a lot like predicting the impending collapse of Venezuela or North Korea. Yes, it is so transparently crazy that it can’t possibly go on for too much longer. On the other hand, it is backed by an enormous propaganda apparatus, by near unanimity in the media and academia kept intact by ruthless orthodoxy enforcement, and, at least up until recently, by complete control over vast government funding. You can see cracks developing in the structure here and there, and…

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Without Real Men in Hollywood, It’s All Harvey Weinstein

Andrew Klavan, PJ MediaJust to be clear, the Weinstein phenomenon is not caused by any one thing. Unless I miss my guess, there will always be Harvey Weinsteins. Hollywood in particular is a town full of powerful men and attractive, insecure young women desperate to salve their insecurities by winning the love of millions onscreen. Put powerful men and pretty, insecure, desperate women together and you’ll get abuses. And by the way, this trick works with gay people too. Remember when Corey Feldman spoke out about widespread homosexual predation on…

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As a Former U.S. Marine, Phone Call Flap Misses the Point

Peter Lucier, IndependentWe call it the Forever War. Waged for 16 years, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, North Africa and beyond, it’s been going on so long that it’s become mere background noise in American civil society. This latest debacle involving the phone call of President Trump to a widow whose husband had been killed in Niger is about more than a short-tempered narcissist at the helm of the most powerful military in the history of humankind. It signals what has been a long erosion of the…

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Hey, Media: We Finally Found a Real Russia Scandal!

Michael Graham, Boston HeraldHey, mainstream media! We finally found it — a real Russia scandal involving the 2016 election. With actual evidence of criminal wrongdoing and everything! So come on, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, let’s …Hey, where’d everybody go?For months I’ve been doing TV hits as the token conservative and getting grilled over Russiagate. Did Donald Trump and the Russians collude to steal the election from Hillary Clinton? … Read the referenced story here: Hey, Media: We Finally Found a Real Russia Scandal!

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Billionaires Can’t Fix Media’s Broken Business Model

William Cohan, The New YorkerEver since Donald Graham, the heir to the Washington Post, decided to sell the family’s newspaper for two hundred and fifty million dollars, in 2013, to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest men, the preferred solution for a financially struggling publication has been to find a deep-pocketed billionaire, with other sources of income, to… … Read the referenced story here: Billionaires Can’t Fix Media’s Broken Business Model

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