The 12 Days Of Fake News Christmas

The 12 Days Of Fake News Christmas

It’s December, which means its time for everyone to start their Christmas shopping and find that absolutely perfect, thoughtful gift for their loved ones – or alternatively, to search “last minute gift ideas for mother” on Amazon. But this holiday season, the media is spreading fake news in lieu of Christmas cheer. Instead of ten lords a-leaping, we’re getting ten leakers a-lying. So join me as we sing a song to celebrate this new yuletide carol: On the first day of December, the fake news gave to me, a wrong report that caused the Dow…

The Dow Drop Shows That The Resistance Isn’t Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

The Dow Drop Shows That The Resistance Isn’t Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

On election night, as the markets began to fall with the news that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton,  New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman stated that that the financial markets would never recover. Krugman said that “we are very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.” Yet a week after he said that, the markets rose to record highs. And not even a full year into Trump’s term, the Dow Jones had climbed to 24,000. Krugman’s prediction proved about as accurate as guessing that the lead…

Apple Shows That “Diversity” Is Code For Less White (And Sometimes Asian) Men

Apple Shows That “Diversity” Is Code For Less White (And Sometimes Asian) Men

After just six months on the job, Apple’s first vice president of diversity and inclusion is stepping down. Personnel changes at high level companies are not unusual. Just like Apple forces out the old iOS each year in order to make customers “upgrade” to a buggier, slower version, this is the human equivalent. But what makes Smith’s departure noteworthy is that she is seemingly being pushed out for her comments at a conference where she claimed that employees can be diverse in ways other than race: When asked whether she would be focusing on any group of…

Louis C.K. Doesn’t Deserve The Career Death Penalty

Louis C.K. Doesn’t Deserve The Career Death Penalty

Another week, another star falling from the sky. This time, the media was salivating (while simultaneously acting sad) as they devoured the carcass of comedian Louis C.K. after he admitted to sexual misconduct. While C.K. issued what many thought was a thoughtful apology, he forgot that a thoughtful apology is just a tool for the internet to identify whose life they are going to ruin next. The left had became so enamored by the comedian, because he gave impassioned speeches on behalf of Hillary Clinton and focused his material on how gross men are,…

People Lost Their Jobs Because Kevin Spacey Is A Pervert

People Lost Their Jobs Because Kevin Spacey Is A Pervert

Kevin Spacey, who was awarded a Golden Globe for playing a sexually deviant man in a position of power, and who was awarded an Oscar for playing an older man having an affair with a teenager, is now the scorn of Hollywood for using his position of power to have sex with teenagers. Buzzfeed first broke the story of a Star Trek actor alleging that Spacey tried to force him into having sex when he was just 14 years old. Spacey then apologized, saying he didn’t remember the incident because he was probably too drunk. Then, to try…

CNN Shows Clear Double Standard With DNC Funding Trump Dossier

CNN Shows Clear Double Standard With DNC Funding Trump Dossier

One of the joys of watching a local sports broadcast is the “homer” announcers, who show such bias that a sacrifice fly by the home team is treated with the fanfare of a new Beyonce album, while a home run by the opposing team is treated with the sort of muted acknowledgement reserved for complementing the potato salad at a funeral. And if you needed any evidence that such homerism has infiltrated the mainstream media, look no further than the announcement that the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the infamous “Trump dossier,”…

People Care More About Being Politically Correct Than Their Marriage

People Care More About Being Politically Correct Than Their Marriage

After Hollywood finally admitted that Oscar whisperer Harvey Weinstein was a disgusting rapist, it opened up the floodgates for celebrities to tell all sorts of tales, as if the film producer’s fall signified the start of Festivus – where obscure celebrities aired their grievances on Twitter. For instance, after Ben Affleck criticized Harvey Weinstein, Hilarie Burton, best known for acting on a television drama where a dog ate a man’s heart in the middle of a hospital, called out Affleck for “tweaking” her boob on the MTV show TRL – which sounds about as outdated…

North Carolina Shows That The NCAA Is Still A Joke

North Carolina Shows That The NCAA Is Still A Joke

It has been a rough couple of weeks for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. First, a number or coaches are facing corruption charges after an FBI investigation found that they received bribes and other money which was ultimately funneled to players. Then, after a five year inquiry, the NCAA declined to punish the University of North Carolina basketball program after the college’s own study concluded that UNC athletes were taking fraudulent classes in order to maintain eligibility. The NCAA is an organization that somehow manages to waiver between being feckless and authoritarian. It issues strong takes on text messaging,…

Cam Newton Shows The Danger Of Embracing The Politically Correct

Cam Newton Shows The Danger Of Embracing The Politically Correct

Carolina Panthers quarterback was the latest person to learn that the media’s opinion of you can turn quicker than a cup of Chipotle guacamole left sitting on a car radiator. On Sunday, Newton was the darling of the politically correct police, having strengthened the NFL protest by raising his clench fist after a touchdown: “I did it to show black pride, because I am an African-American,” Newton added. “I wanted people to see the joy that I go out there and play with.” The move temporarily earned Newton praise for cutting to the…

“The Resistance” Is Only Giving Trump More Of What He Wants

“The Resistance” Is Only Giving Trump More Of What He Wants

The #Resistance to Trump needs to re-evaluate its plans. The most high profile rebuke of the president came last weekend, when NFL teams across the country made various gestures in order to punish the president for effectively calling Colin Kaepernick a “son of a bitch“. At this point, millions of words have been used to discuss the merits, motives, and methods of the protests, but very few in the media have bothered to take a break from congratulating themselves to take a look at the end results: NFL ticket sales are down, the player’s concrete…