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Keeping a critical eye on the latest media buzz and associated flotsam.

Fox News fires back at Donald Trump

Fox News has had enough of Donald Trump’s constant attack on its anchor Megyn Kelly. Fox News has released a statement saying Trump’s sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate who wants to occupy the highest office in the land.

Springtime for Hipsters: The left’s upcoming summer of rage

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 — “A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business. This minding of other people’s business expresses itself in… [a] feverish interest in communal, national and racial affairs. ...

Political insiders: There’s a cold place in you-know where . . .

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 14 — Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment was “Thou shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican.” So far in this GOP run-up election season, every candidate with the possible exception of Dr. Ben Carson has broken this commandment. Long before the Democrats can actually get their meathooks into the eventual Republican ...

CNBC’s Rick Santelli unloads on Romney’s anti-Trump diatribe

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 – CNBC’s bond guru and commentator for all seasons—the man who arguably ignited the Tea Party with a notorious economic rant several—was at it again on the network Thursday, this time addressing Mitt Romney’s anti-Trump diatribe from earlier today. Where was this aggressive Mitt Romney four years ago, asked an irritated ...

Chris Rock spoke truth to power as 2016 Oscar host

LOS ANGELES, February 29, 2016—Sunday’s 88th annual Academy Awards telecast was the most enjoyable one we’ve seen in years. Since the political agenda of #OscarsSoWhite was already set months beforehand, there were no surprises in that regard. We knew host Chris Rock would address this topic in his usual confrontational style, as much as we ...

Support the 2016 Academy Awards Boycott

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2016 — With much of the nation encountering winter, the stars came out for a thrilling Sunday event under the warm sun. The award for the very best was based purely on merit, and the competition was honest and clean, an accurate representation of the heart and soul of America. Republicans ...

Harper Lee, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author, dead at 89

WASHINGTON, January 19, 2016 – Harper Lee, whose 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” became an instant national bestseller, a literary cause célèbre and eventually a hit 1962 film has died at age 89. Her longtime publisher, HarperCollins and the mayor of Monroeville, Alabama, her hometown, confirmed the news, according to Deadline. ...

Some musings on ‘The X-Files,’ old and new

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2016 — Whether in its original or its more recent edition (which debuts tonight, January 24), what makes once and future cult TV series “The X-Files” so believable is the obvious failure of the micro governmental Federal bureaucracy to recover any tangible evidence of the so-called “truth” its primary and intense protagonist ...

Ötzi the Iceman cometh once again: A human dilemma in verse

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2016 – The following disconcerting bit of Ice Age science trivia comes to us from the Wall Street Journal: “Microbes that once troubled the stomach of a prehistoric hunter known as ‘Ötzi the Iceman,’ who died on an Alpine glacier 5,300 years ago, are offering researchers a rare insight into the early settlement ...