Jane Mayer is an Idiot

    Jane Mayer is a staggering idiot. I say that because of this line in her piece on the Democrats’ torture propaganda: “in releasing the long-awaited Senate Select Intelligence Committee report on the C.I.A.’s interrogation-and-detention program, , the committee chairman, proved that Congress can still perform its most basic Madisonian function of providing a check on executive-branch abuse” This would be the same Dianne Feinstein who | Read More »

    Jane Mayer’s McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    Jane Mayer's McCarthyist Attack on Ted Cruz

    The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, in a pair of blog posts, served up the latest attempted Democratic Party talking point on freshman Texas Senator Ted Cruz: that Senator Cruz is the second coming of Joe McCarthy. (ThinkProgress coordinates with a predictable illustration for those too simple-minded to get Mayer’s point). As it happens, I have some firsthand knowledge of the subject of Mayer’s vague, thinly-sourced | Read More »

    I Have “strong ties to Koch brothers” – Who Knew?

    The Associated Press reporter Ryan J. Foley wrote an intriguing article called ‘Cain has strong ties to Koch brothers.’ Ever since The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer wrote a flimsy piece of nonsensical rubbish attempting to link the Koch brothers to the Tea Party, everyone who pretends to be a journalist has been tying up the facts into knots in an attempt to brand all conservatives as employees | Read More »