Category Archives: Media

Big Voice on the Right, Rush Limbaugh 1951 – 2021, RIP

Big voice on the right, rush limbaugh, Obituary

Rush Limbaugh was “The Big Voice on the Right.” He earned his self-proclaimed title when Ronald Reagan dismantled the Fairness Doctrine in 1987. That allowed radio stations to broadcast Limbaugh’s raucous conservative opinions without giving equal time to offended liberals. It was a winning formula, and in the process he saved AM radio.

And he continued to dominate conservative talk until he died yesterday of lung cancer.

Big Voice on the Right

He was an entertainer who knew and respected his audience. But he also had an uncanny knack for stringing together news items and ideas to make a witty point. Almost always mocking the left. The left is lucky he didn’t draw.

Rush claimed to know liberals like “every square inch of his glorious naked body.” And, thanks to “talent on loan from God,” he claimed he could beat them with “half his brain tied behind his back.”

So that’s why I figured I had an original cartoon idea – yesterday. Rest in peace, Rush…

More great minds….

Gary Varvel, Jewish World Review
Michael Ramirez, Jewish World Review

I, for one, say thank you to Rush for airing those views all these many years with his “talent on loan from G-d,” with the hope that it remains “on loan” for many more years to come.

Binyamin L. Jolkovsky, Jewish World Review

Oy.

N-Word Costs Veteran Reporter his Job at NYT

n-word, New York Times

Respected New York Times science reporter Donald McNeil used the n-word. Not in a hateful way but in an instructive way. He used it in a discussion about racism with students on a Times sponsored trip to Peru. Apparently, the instruction didn’t take.

And it cost him his job.

Power of the N-Word

An editorial in Quillette has an interesting take on how a word used without intent can have any power. It must have power in its own right, like a magical incantation.

And here’s Joe Concha, media columnist for The Hill, on the power of the Times’ woke mob:

The “woke” mob has really racked up some victories lately at the nation’s famed newspaper of record, getting award-winning editors and reporters ousted for some of the most questionable reasons. The first win came last June, when Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) wrote an op-ed for the Times advocating the deployment of national guardsmen to American cities to help control last summer’s violent protests — a pretty prophetic suggestion, considering what we witnessed during the horrific riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Yet, Cotton’s opinion piece provoked a severe public backlash from other writers at the Times, with Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion editor James Bennetbeing forced to resign as a result. 

Trump Voters Deprogramming Project

Trump voters, Deprogramming, stable genius

Katie Couric wants to deprogram 75 million Trump voters. Obviously, she hasn’t heard that their leader is a very stable genius. Still, there may be an executive order app for that.

Trump Show Closes After Four Year Run

Trump show, biden inauguration

The curtain dropped on the Trump Show January 20. And Donald Trump caught the last Air Force One flight out to Mar-A-Lago.

Later that day President Biden gave an inaugural speech about unity before 25,000 occupying National Guard troops.

That evening rioters in Portland celebrated by attacking Democratic Headquarters.

Big Tech Lends a Tentacle to Progressives

Big tech, progressives, octopus cartoon

Big Tech is putting the squeeze on free speech. And it’s being embraced by progressives, as long as someone else’s speech gets the squeeze. Early progressive’s battled trust octopi. But no more.

Trust octopi, progressives, Teddy Roosevelt, octopus cartoon
Theodor Roosevelt Center on Facebook

Big Tech

In the 19th century, “progressives” sought to curb the power of monopolies and trusts on the logic that the proverbial people had only the railroads or telegraphs to travel or communicate, and should be freed from their octopus “tentacles.” The railroad argument, “Ride a horse if you don’t like us,” never washed.

Now progressives enlist social media monopolies to ensure that they alone can control, censor, and cancel incorrect communications over the publicly owned airspace. “Just email or use your cell phone, if you don’t like us” won’t wash either. Progressives are no longer the watchdogs breaking up trusts. They are the trusts breaking up watchdogs.

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness Jan 10,2021