NBC does the impossible and makes Megyn Kelly a sympathetic figure!

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Megyn Kelly has few friends left among conservatives after her abysmal performance in the first GOP presidential debate when she tried (unsuccessfully!) to ambush Donald Trump, but leave it to NBC to make Kelly a sympathetic figure by crucifying her on a cross of political correctness. Kelly naively defended blackface being used in Halloween costumes,

Huge story suggests worst smear against Kavanaugh was known to be false all along

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John Nolte breaks down the bombshell admission by NBC that they withheld exculpatory evidence that cleared Justice Kavanaugh of the outrageous rape claim publicized by the Creepy Porn Lawyer, Michael Avenatti. Julie Swetnick disowned the story and basically said it was Avenatti’s idea all along. Great job by Breitbart! Shoddy work by NBC! https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/10/26/nolte-nbc-news-hid-info-wouldve-cleared-kavanaugh-avenatti-rape-allegations/

Breaking Fake News: Trump is to blame for bomb attacks

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I’m sure it was no surprise to anyone that the mainstream news pundits (I can’t really call them news reporters since all they do is opine!) have been quick to blame President Trump for the mail bombs sent to his critics. It’s so sad that the 24 hour news cycle forces these cable mavens to

‘I am part of the resistance inside the news media,’ and I’m not anonymous

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(This is one of the last columns I wrote as editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell, Montana, where I worked for 34 years before retiring at the end of September, 2018. As you can see, I marched to a different drummer than the stereotypical liberal journalist! This column is reprinted in my collection

‘Is Trump Emerson’s Man of the World’?

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Here is one of my favorite columns about Donald Trump, originally published in the Daily Inter Lake on Feb. 13, 2016: I have already invoked the words of philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once to describe Donald J. Trump, a presidential candidate whose “self-reliance” has given him the courage to speak his own mind and risk