Tucker Carlson…

…is Brian Stelter’s (and others) new obsession.

Because there must be an “Enemy” when you are constantly at war.  A demon.  Dare I say, a shibboleth…
Mind you, as someone who commanded a coed unit, much of Carlson’s digs at women in the service are the product of ignorance and listening to axe-grinders, but while that explains (but not excuses the histrionics) of the military leadership’s lame unprofessional response, Stelter’s love for Carlson reeks of a desperate need for purpose, focus, ratings and relevance.

Newspeak here, newspeak there, pretty soon you don’t have a language anymore…

“Unsurprisingly the might of the Mail has been unleashed today in response to the insinuation of racism. The word ‘niggle’ is of course of Scandinavian origin and has been in the English language since the late 16th century. Intrepid fact checkers at the Mail’s Northcliffe House have found it has been used in the Times of London 3,687 times, in the Guardian 2,268 times — and only 2,037 times in the Daily Mail. It has even been used eight times in Vogue‘s American edition itself.

Stephen Glover, formerly of this parish, notes that both Bowles and his legendary editor Anna Wintour are both Brits themselves and would fully know the context of such a word. He asks: ‘Will Nigella Lawson be required by Bowles and Wintour and the new cultural gauleiters to change her name? Must the Niger River be called something else? Should the people of Nigeria hang their heads in shame and demand that their country be rechristened?’”

Would it be wrong of me to note the comparatively niggardly use of the word by Vogue?

The things fear makes us do…

“They last saw Giichi alive in the waning days of World War II at the Manzanar internment camp, one of 10 where the U.S. government held more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent for more than three years, claiming without evidence they might betray America in the war.”

 

Welcome home, sir.  I’m sorry for what happened to you in our collective fear, and, yes, bigotry that made it likely.

Amazing that spineless people walk upright…

 

Virginia Dems Balk at Passing Major Gun-Control Reforms Ahead of Election
Experts say it could be a bellwether for Democratic approach elsewhere

One rather suspects they’re hoping Congress will do it for them, so they can, in the immortal words of Governor William J. Le Petomane: “We’ve gotta protect our phoney baloney jobs, gentlemen!