How Do You Say "Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste" in Portuguese?

A terrible tragedy for Brazil–a plane crash that killed almost all aboard a charter carrying a soccer team and the journalists covering their biggest match ever–has turned into a golden opportunity for their Corrupt and Corrupter politicians. The first article below (h/t GNDR) says it all…massive tragedy exploited by Brazil’s grotesquely corrupt political class. Boy … More

#WTWOF North Korean Missile Crisis?

I don’t know exactly how it will unfold, but I know something‘s cooking with North Korea. Perhaps it’ll be President Donald’s first test out of the gate, perhaps it will be his Cuban Missile Crisis moment–perhaps his first war–I don’t know, but I know when I read three different stories about North Korea in twenty … More

Suddenly The First Amendment Matters!

Despite their recent assault on the free speech of anyone in the alternative media, the left was up in arms yesterday about Trump tweeting, “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Fake News Site Slate, who’s … More

Flag Burning Tweet Was Because of Romney

In what was clearly a staged photo opt, this was the best picture they could get? I guess the photo of Trump sitting on Romney’s chest, shoving wads of napkins into his mouth while demanding an apology, wasn’t the story they wanted to tell. Trump’s recent courting of Mitt Romney is one of the many … More

At Last! The "Conservative Welfare State" We Always Wanted!

When I tell people about the father of the modern GOP, Irving Kristol’s book, Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, about his successful efforts over the years to transform the Republican party into a “truly political party” that did not worry so much about balancing the budget as controlling it, they are often shocked. But … More

The Pseudo Environment

If you’re into quotes, this post is for you! In episode 13 of the Propaganda Report, I mentioned pseudo environments as described by Walter Lippmann in his 1922 classic book, Public Opinion. The concepts discussed in his book are as relevant today as they were back then. Lippmann was an elite. He was an author … More

Nepotism, Cronyism & Corruption

From today’s Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Son-in-Law Could Face His Own Conflict-of-Interest Questions Even as an unpaid adviser, Jared Kushner’s financing arrangements for his real-estate firm could draw scrutiny The real-estate company controlled by Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has hundreds of millions of dollars in loans outstanding from domestic and foreign financial … More

Our Tax Dollars Destroying Jobs

The Wall Street Journal today ran a story about gigantic touchscreens appearing in hundreds of McDonald’s in California, New York and Florida. The article was about the technology and the implication, of course, is that we free marketers should rejoice in progress even at the expense of jobs. My problem with this assumption is that … More

Propaganda Report Episode 13: I Want To Know The Truth!

Monday November 28, 2016 – Information overload, emotionalism, the search for truth in our pseudo reality, and much more on this 13th episode of the Propaganda Report. Caution: Do not listen to this episode in the presence of children! (It’s not what you think–nothing unsavory, it’s just that Binkley made some indiscreet comments about the … More

Trump vs Clinton II "The Recount"

In the highly anticipated 1996 heavyweight championship bout between two giants of boxing, Evander Holyfield pulled off the upset against Iron Mike Tyson. This set the stage for the even more highly anticipated rematch. Holyfield vs Tyson II, aka, “The Sound and The Fury” would become, at that time, the highest grossing boxing match in … More