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Scandal management with the FBI

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:16:55 +0000

(Scott Johnson) Like everything touched by the Clintons, the FBI has now been compromised and slimed. We saw it in FBI Director James Comey’s absurd statement announcing Hillary Clinton’s get-out-of-jail-free pass. We saw it in the FBI’s holiday weekend document dump of 302 interviews in the case. We saw it again again late yesterday afternoon with more of the same. These Friday afternoon document dumps come straight from the scandal management playbook

How’s the Coverup Going, Hillary?

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:08:44 +0000

(John Hinderaker) Yesterday the FBI did another Friday afternoon document dump, consisting of more documents relating to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email security breaches. The Washington Examiner spotted this hilarious item from an interview of a Platte River Networks employee who referred in 2014 to “the Hilary coverup operation.” Which of course brings to mind this famous cartoon. Click to enlarge: The difference being, of course, that that was just a

Under investigation [With Comment By John]

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:08:55 +0000

(Scott Johnson) As rioters and looters went on the rampage in Charlotte on Wednesday evening, WBTV News reported live via Twitter that “protesters” (my quotes, not WBTV’s) on I277 were “stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles. AVOID.” Glenn Reynolds retweeted the item and commented: “Run them down.” Falling into the category of “What oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d,” I found that cathartic. The powers-that-be at Twitter, however, were having none

The Week in Pictures: Narrative Riot Edition

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:57:19 +0000

(Steven Hayward) The comically named (but humor-challenged) White House spokesperson Josh Earnest beclowned himself a few days ago with the remark that we’re in a “war of narratives” with ISIS. Actually, he may be on to something. We may well be able to defeat ISIS by unleashing English lit majors on them. One whiff of postmodern narrative jargon from a poet laureate of Bennington College might well reduce the most hardened jihadist

National Review Infiltrates San Francisco

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:20:44 +0000

(Steven Hayward) Splendid evening last night in San Francisco, at the annual William F. Buckley Prize dinner hosted by National Review Institute, this year honoring the great George Shultz, secretary of state under Ronaldus Magnus, and Michael Grebe, the long time head of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Shultz is 95, but still has it going on, telling some of the great old stories about bringing down the Soviet Union back