Month: July 2017

  • NYT on Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

    The New York Times has cast off its staid image as the “newspaper of record” or the “old gray lady” in its effort to unseat Donald Trump as President.  It has become much more of a tabloid scandal sheet, printing and reprinting scandalous accusations against the President and his family.  A recent example is the […]

  • NYT on Iran, Russia, and Myanmar

    Today’s NYT has a huge editorial calling on Trump not to go to war with Iran.  I agree with the editorial, and I think it is a good sign that Trump so far seems to be more interested in criticizing Iran than in taking concrete actions against it.  I am less sanguine about the Republicans […]

  • Two Million Added to ObamaCare Group of Uninsured This Year

    The media have made a big deal out of the fact that about two million people have been added to the group of people with no health insurance this year.  Examples of coverage are in Time, CNN, and the NYT.  When commentators talk about this decrease in coverage on TV, they try to pin responsibility […]

  • Echoes of Old Anti-Communists Days

    Joe McCarthy & Roy Cohn The current hearings of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence look ominously like the 1950s  hearings of the House Unamerican Activities Committee and the hearings led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations.  Ironically, McCarthy’s chief lawyer, Roy Cohn, […]

  • Hillary’s and Donald’s Emails

    The media are going mad about a handful of emails from and to Donald Trump Junior.  It’s not clear that the emails are incriminating, although the Democrats and the media are doing everything than can to make them sound incriminating.  When the New York Times printed the emails in question, it printed seventeen.  On the […]