Cher, a singer of limited talent, a diva with an unlimited wardrobe, and a leftist of limitless anti-Republican rants, has been chosen to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. For those who may remember, Cher and then-husband Sonny Bono sang some pop ditties in the 1960s that rivaled “Sugar, … Continue reading The Democrat Divas
The case of Marc Lamont Hill, the social justice warrior at Temple University, is a classic example of what’s wrong with tenure, which guarantees a lifetime job in academia. Hill engaged in hate speech in a presentation to the United Nations. He got fired at CNN, where he worked as a political gabber. At Temple, … Continue reading The Trouble with Tenure
The message from a Temple University police detective wasn’t subtle. If I carried a weapon on campus, I would be fired. When I got the telephone call, I thought perhaps the police were following up on my harassment by a group of teenagers on campus—an incident I wrote about a few weeks ago. See https://wordpress.com/post/datechguyblog.com/109528 … Continue reading I’m Not The Victim–Again!
Marc Lamont Hill, the ousted gabber for CNN, is a poster child for what’s wrong with academia and journalism. Last year Hill contacted Temple University about teaching there, and the university bigwigs jumped at the chance to employ him. The school gave him a tenured job, coupled with an endowed chair in the Department of … Continue reading My Colleague: Marc Lamont Hill
by baldilocks Julie Kelly at American Greatness: If you are someone on the political Right who might quit Twitter because it just banned Jesse Kelly, here’s my plea: Don’t. After the shocking news spread Sunday night that Twitter had deplatormed the conservative influencer for unknown reasons, some conservatives are threatening to leave the social media site. Glenn … Continue reading Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)
It’s tough being a Catholic these days. Throughout the years, I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with the church. I blamed the church for the death of my mother when I was 13. She attended church almost every day, but her pastor abandoned her when she needed his help. As a journalist, I often … Continue reading On Being Catholic
by baldilocks 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to … Continue reading Moral Preening App
It’s troubling when you see the failure of American institutions close up. As I was waiting for my takeout order at a local Chinese restaurant, five black teenagers ran into the store and started to steal stuff. I instinctively grabbed one of the five girls and held her while I asked people to call the … Continue reading I Am A Racist, Not A Victim!
Yeah, I'm from California. So what? by baldilocks Call me paranoid, but I think things like this are intentional. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday claimed Florida's Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes is a Republican, despite the fact she is a Democrat. "We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is … Continue reading Florida Woman
As one of the few journalists who visited the horrific scene in Jonestown, Guyana, I remain dumbfounded about why the myths about the tragedy, which happened 40 years ago, live on. Here’s what happened on Nov. 18, 1978. I arrived in Guyana with a team of editors, photographers, and reporters from The Washington Post, the … Continue reading The Myths of Jonestown
More than 200 former journalists—many of them former colleagues at ABC News—have condemned President Trump for his “un-American” attacks on the media. I wasn’t one of the signers. I know many of the people involved—some of whom I considered friends. Some of them I don’t know. Others I didn’t like, and they didn’t like me. … Continue reading ABC News and Bias
by baldilocks Yesterday was weird. Today is even weirder and much more horrifying. A fake bomber and a real mass shooter; the former, a huge Trump fan, the latter, rabidly anti-Trump and a hater of Jews. The fake bomber neither killed nor injured, intentionally, it seems. The mass shooter has killed 11 people -- so … Continue reading Beset But Not Bowed
Dozens of journalists die every year throughout the world, including some specifically targeted by governments. Why has the case of Jamal Khashoggi gotten so much attention? It’s mainly because he has many friends among American journalists, and his death provides yet another opportunity to bash President Trump. Here’s what you won’t read in most of … Continue reading Jamal Khashoggi: The Rest of the Story
A vast majority of Americans are pissed off about political correctness. “Political polls and years of knife-edge elections have convinced many that our country has become a 50:50 society, divided into two opposing political tribes and trapped in a spiral of conflict and division. Our research uncovered a different story, one that probes underneath the … Continue reading Most Americans Pissed About Being PC
Academic publications don’t let the facts stand in the way of a good story, particularly when an article promotes a distinctly leftist line. For the past year, several scholars sent fake papers to various academic journals they describe as specializing in activism or “grievance studies.” Their stated mission was to expose how easy it was … Continue reading Fake News and The Academy