The Anti-Politics and Anti-Comedy of Norm Macdonald

When Norm Macdonald passed away last month at the age of sixty-one, most major outlets ran obituaries praising his long career in comedy. Many of us were reminded how funny Macdonald was and took to YouTube to dip into the deep reservoir of his material.
Notable figures of the online right did the very same thing, some of them claiming Norm Macdonald as one of their own. While they may have overstated their case, it can nonetheless be difficult to square appreciation for Macdonald’s comedy with his ambiguously conservative politics.

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Steele Dossier: The Lie Told Around the World, Again

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When you think about it, the phony claim that, in 2013, former President Donald Trump cavorted with prostitutes in the Moscow Ritz-Carlton who urinated in front of him on a bed once used by former President Barack Obama and his wife was genius.
After all, who could make this stuff up? The “dossier” in which it first appeared, written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, was unsuccessfully shopped to the press corps during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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How to Save the News from Google

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To protect journalism from Big Tech, we should follow Australia’s example.
Today, nearly half of the counties in the United States have only one newspaper, while almost 200 counties have no local newspaper at all. In the last two years, 300 publications have closed, with more than 6,000 journalists axed.
Google and Facebook attract 80 percent of digital-ad spending and 45 percent of all ad spending in the U.S. With one hand, the Big Tech giants help news providers by distributing their news.

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How to Save the News from Google

(oatawa/Getty Images)
To protect journalism from Big Tech, we should follow Australia’s example.
Today, nearly half of the counties in the United States have only one newspaper, while almost 200 counties have no local newspaper at all. In the last two years, 300 publications have closed, with more than 6,000 journalists axed.
Google and Facebook attract 80 percent of digital-ad spending and 45 percent of all ad spending in the U.S. With one hand, the Big Tech giants help news providers by distributing their news.

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Network Lecturing on Science Delivers Vaccine Information from…an Actor

“Riffed from the Headlines” is Townhall’s daily VIP feature with coverage on the deeply flawed aspects of journalism in the nation. We’ll look to bring accountability to the mishaps, malaprops, misdeeds, manipulations, malpractice, and manufactured narratives in mainstream media.

Consider for a moment all the lectures we have been given over the past year from the press. When it comes to the pandemic and Covid and vaccines, we are told firmly that only respected voices are to be listened to.

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Why Corporations Love DC’s Daily “Tip Sheets” Emails

Democrats in Washington have been negotiating the terms of President Joe Biden’s economic, health care, and climate bill for seven months, and most Americans have no idea what’s in it — or which popular provisions conservative Democrats are helping their corporate donors try to kill.

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Pundits Have a Terrible Track Record of Predicting Midterms a Year in Advance

Judging from the political news as Halloween approaches, the Democrats are as doomed as anyone who defies a mummy’s curse. Every headline this month seems to point to a daunting Democratic defeat in the 2022 elections. Joe Biden can’t catch a break on Capitol Hill as the size of his signature spending package shrinks in tandem with the president’s poll numbers. Inflation is rising as supply chain bottlenecks represent the true War Against Christmas. Memories of Afghanistan fester.

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Meghan McCain Is Still Playing the Victim

Meghan McCain has always been destined for greatness. Being born to one of the most powerful politicians in the country will have that effect on your career trajectory.
Less than three months removed from her four-year stint as co-host of ABC’s The View, McCain is making the media rounds to support the release of her new audiobook, Bad Republican. The newly minted Daily Mail columnist and world’s foremost expert on being John McCain’s daughter has a lot to say about how hard it is to be a conservative woman in media—though evidence of this is severely lacking.

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Meghan McCain Is Still Playing the Victim

Meghan McCain has always been destined for greatness. Being born to one of the most powerful politicians in the country will have that effect on your career trajectory.
Less than three months removed from her four-year stint as co-host of ABC’s The View, McCain is making the media rounds to support the release of her new audiobook, Bad Republican. The newly minted Daily Mail columnist and world’s foremost expert on being John McCain’s daughter has a lot to say about how hard it is to be a conservative woman in media—though evidence of this is severely lacking.

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‘The View’ Ditched Their ‘Hero’ Nurse After Kamala Harris COVID Chaos

After two hosts of The View tested positive for COVID-19 while on the air—causing mid-broadcast chaos, generating national headlines, and angering the office of Vice President Kamala Harris, who was waiting backstage—someone had to take the fall. That person appears to have been the show’s in-house nurse.

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