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The following graphs show the perceived net (un)trustworthiness of some of the largest news media organizations in America, and also OAN. The values are calculated by taking twice the percentages of respondents rating an organization "very trustworthy", adding the percentages rating it "trustworthy", subtracting the percentages rating it "untrustworthy", and subtracting twice the percentages rating... Read More
With Biden on life support--his campaign, that is--Bloomberg has emerged as the perceived frontrunner in the South. From PredictIt: Former Republican, stop-and-frisk, aggressive-lending-to-minorities-caused-the-housing-crisis Bloomberg to be the candidate blacks rally behind with Biden on the ropes? Sanders has a pulse among blacks, but that comes from the young woke ones. They're not a majority. Black... Read More
Bret Stephens writes an op/ed in the NYT sure to irritate everyone who is not, like Stephens himself, a secular Jewish neocon. Though I have no illusions about where Stephens stands, his column is a tremendous conversation starter. As such, it was immediately subject to relentless attack in corporate and social media. The contemporary meaning... Read More
Like Hector and Ajax, Kirk and Fuentes have fought to a standstill. Google search volumes over the last three months for the two variants of contemporary American conservatism: Though interest across the entire country is near parity, there are marked regional differences: Fuentes' America first populism has an important edge in the upper Midwest and... Read More
White men--Jews included--take note. The Democrat party of the future has no place for you and your kind. Get out of the way before the monster you created eats you: To call it The Great Replacement is a hate crime, but to suggest that the Replacement is anything other than great is also a hate... Read More
Empires the gods will destroy they first make absurd: While the sleuths at the FBI work tirelessly to fabricate a dossier implicating Trump for this troublesome twine, some dad who watches his son and his friends climb to the top of the batting cage the rope was hanging from explained to shocked reporters that ropes... Read More
Commenter iffen points to an interview at Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight of a white leftist advocating political dissolution. More graceful than I, the interviewee sticks to Czechoslavakia as a pacific illustration of how the US could go about it. Parenthetically, the Soviet Union is not a model that would or could be emulated, but it is... Read More
For those who feel compelled to attend public protests and rallies, there are a hundred ways things can go wrong and only one way things can go right. To realize the latter, a person has to be willing to take one for the team and capture it happening on video. Public sympathy will always be... Read More
How rare are family units made up of an interracial gay couple with an adopted daughter of a third race? One in a million? One in ten million? My pop culture knowledge is thin, but I do recall a similar arrangement in Modern Family (sans the interracial coupling). Gay men adopting a son is potentially... Read More
The following graph and table show the number of The New York Times articles over the last decade mentioning a country at least once per 100,000 people residing in said country. Countries with fewer than one million inhabitants are excluded: Country As/100kppl 1) Israel 289.5 2) Ireland 215.7 3) Hong Kong 196.8 4) Qatar 185.0... Read More
[edit: The original graphic has been replaced with the one below on account of my error in initially using "anti-gay" instead of "homophobia". Thanks to German_Reader for the correction.] The number of articles in The New York Times over the last decade containing at least one instance of selected phrases with an anti- prefix: A... Read More
The following map and table show the number of articles in The New York Times mentioning each of the fifty states and Washington, D.C., per 10,000 people in population, over the last decade: State Mentions Vermont 133.1 Alaska 104.0 New York 103.6 Washington, D.C. 76.9 Maine 65.3 New Hampshire 65.2 Delaware 63.1 Wyoming 57.1 Montana... Read More
From the beginning of 2010 through the end of April of 2019, the number of articles in The New York Times containing at least one mention of countries deemed subjectively among the world's most important by this writer: France topping the charts is a bit surprising. The arts, maybe? [edit: Britain comes out on top--I'd... Read More
Things I am not: A white supremacist, defined by Merriam's as "a person who believes that the white race is inherently superior to other races and that white people should have control over people of other races". A white nationalist, defined as "one of a group of militant whites who espouse white supremacy and advocate... Read More
Steve Sailer is surprised to find the phrase "Jewish privilege" mentioned in the New York Times, itself a salient manifestation of Jewish privilege (my editorial comment, emphatically not Steve's). In a presumed attempt to humiliate gentiles, the rarity is brought up by a Jewish writer who brazenly acts as though it's a phrase gentiles toss... Read More
One of the humorless, vinegar-drinking scolds dripping with supercilious contempt--the people has done what contemporary comedians spend so much time doing. He has looked at something genuinely funny and proclaimed 'that is NOT okay': normies refer to as "comedians"-- No, Apu was created based on existing stereotypes of South Asians. These stereotypes exist because they... Read More
I want the cord cut. My wife pleads for baseball and NatGeo. So we've settled on Sling, a service that bills itself as "a la carte TV". It's $25 a month for our selections. Last night, through the course of a half-hour show, this ad played three times (at every break): How can young whites... Read More
Scrolling through Nintendo Wii's old game offerings, I see Super Dodge Ball but not Nintendo World Cup. Both were Technos creations and used the same graphics engines. The costs of putting old titles on offer is negligible--sales must be virtually (heh) all margin. The reason one is for purchase while the other is a no... Read More
++Addition++New information on the killer's history: My insinuation of likely racial motivation for the murders is strengthened. My doubt that the killer will end up being charged with hate crimes is correspondingly weakened. It's unlikely you've heard about this. If not for living in the Kansas City metro area, I wouldn't have either. If the... Read More
Via Steve Sailer, some cute high school girls went into Howard University, a "historically black university" wearing MAGA gear. They were verbally and (mildly) physically assaulted for the trouble. No apologies from the Trump girls were forthcoming. Instead, they fired back. Sure, their responses were of the DR3 variety ("[They] are the people who are... Read More
Twitter user tcjfs, who I am reliably informed is someone with enormous potential: Never one to pass up on an opportunity to share from one of the most underutilized social science tools at our disposal, allow me to report what the GSS has to say on tcjfs' observation. The theistic orientation of journalists (and authors,... Read More
Agnostic suggests breaking the major media companies up: If it can be done then by all means do so. A less herculean task, and one that would prove more popular in the nearer-term, is for Trump and his team to simply bar them from press conferences--including Sean Spicer's daily briefings--and grant members of select organizations... Read More
More on why Trump must use and abuse social media (beyond psychologically nut-tapping cucks and leftists every time he does so): The cable primetime viewership figure comes from adding together Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC viewers. Throwing in lesser watched networks like C-SPAN and Fox Business still doesn't even get the total close to 10... Read More
Since the GSS began explicitly asking about sexual orientation in 2008, I've been tracking it alongside rates of marriage infidelity. Every other homosexual has cheated on a spouse while just 1-in-7 heterosexuals have. That figure has stayed remarkably consistent over the five iterations of the survey that have been completed from 2008 through 2016. A... Read More
++Addition++The interview debate between Alex Jones and Megyn Kelly made me realize I'd forgotten to include the latter. Big oversight on my part, as that clash pitted the two most searched for pundit names in the country against each other. The table has been updated to show the oversight. --- With Vox Day as an... Read More
America is a white nation. America is a Christian nation. America is an Anglophone nation. America is a nation built and led by white men. America is a heterosexual nation. America is a nation of male breadwinners and female homemakers. America is a nation of natives born on its soil. All of these assertions have... Read More
Robert Reich (via Steve Sailer): On the other side of the Atlantic, from the UK government and the crony capitalists it is enriching in the name of fighting hate (via Vox Day): The hivemind is using the same description everywhere. Googling "Breitbart far right" returns 941,000 results. Everyone is Hitler, everything is -ist or -phobic,... Read More
As Obama gives his farewell address leaving the party he's lead for eight years in shambles, now is as good a time as ever to point out how much more interest the Trump phenomenon garnered than the Obama one ever did. From Google Trends, search volumes over time since the beginning of 2007: Trump generated... Read More
Topics for the third presidential debate have been announced: It's stunning that Team Clinton is permitting the subject of immigration to be discussed. Trump's restrictionism is more popular than he is, and Hillary's open borders are less popular than she is. Immigration is a populist issue she's extremely vulnerable on.Trump should invite some of the... Read More
A little while back I began worrying that while poll fudging would create a headwind the Trump Train could do without, electoral fraud could be the equivalent of barreling through a tornado. As Heartiste remarked regarding the former: The same goes for cooking the electoral books. There will be bipartisan, unified Establishment opposition to investigating... Read More
Trump shouldn't have walked this back. A debate would be tactically brilliant. Sanders needs the debate far more than he does, so he has enormous leverage. Vet the questions ahead of time, format it in the usual forum style where the actual direct interaction between the participants is minimized, emphasize things he and Sanders have... Read More
Total ad spending (combined by candidate and PACs supporting that candidate) per vote received in primaries and caucuses among the remaining presidential candidates through the end of March: Trump's doing the most with the least and the socialist is doing the least with the most. Fitting. If we consider those no longer actively campaigning, though,... Read More
Liveblogging transcript from the fifth GOP debate follows.***Trump's perpetual extemporaneity is an impressive attribute, one that vanishingly few politicians are able to pull off. But there are times even he should commit 30 seconds or so to memory beforehand. His closing statements--which are always opportunities for people to freewheel without having to respond to a... Read More
Today, Trump tweeted: And on facebook posted: Whatever his buildings are worth, his Overton Window is worth much, much more. Parenthetically, AE is now active on twitter.
A little liveblogging. --- John Kasich, managing director of Lehman Brothers when it collapsed, is explaining what the federal government should do when a company like, well, Lehman Brothers becomes insolvent. This guy is a caricature of everything that is wrong with the contemporary Republican party. --- Carly Fiorina says we need more troops in... Read More
The Mexican gun-running program, proleishly labelled "Fast and Furious"; the murderous, mendacious Benghazi cover-up; the IRS thuggery, destruction of evidence, and obstruction of justice--all three of these scandals strike me as more corrupt and, in the case of the first two, deadly--literally, deadly--than the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon was. Yet even in... Read More
Find them on Facebook and Twitter!--as if these two are the Coke and the Pepsi of the social networking world. More like the Coke and the 7UP, actually. Google trends on searches for the terms "facebook" and "twitter", respectively, with "youtube" added in for additional perspective: Over half of all US adults have Facebook accounts.... Read More
On display in that oh-so venerable rag, the New York Times, in an article referenced recently by Steve Sailer. Excerpt worthy of special derision, my emphasis: Only? It can only be described using a cute phrase that doesn't even denote a specific hairstyle, but is instead used in local hair styling salons all across flyover... Read More
Listening to a story on NPR's The World about the US citizenship exam got me wondering on what things involving human membership is the left more discriminating (in the older sense of the word) than the right is: There is little inherent value placed on citizenship in this line of reasoning. Citizenship is thought of... Read More
Steve Sailer writes: As an early millennial, I remember hearing a bit about the topics in a college macroeconomics class, but that was about it. I do recall a seemingly inordinate amount of focus on insider trading. The latter is a sexier subject because of the soap opera intrigue and bigger-they-are, harder-they-fall story lines it... Read More
It's been impossible not to notice the visceral negative reactions among leftists on social media sites and the like to the recent Rolling Stone cover showing the younger tax-eating terrorist from crapistan who helped set off bombs in Boston. We're talking about marathons in Massachusetts, not skeet shooting in Chattanooga--SWPLs were really upset by the... Read More
The skill set required for successfully conducting broadcast public interviews is not a relevant one for most people to have. But for those who are in the business, I wonder if there are any protocols, spoken or unspoken, against giving distracting verbal cues to show that, I guess, as the interviewer, you are indeed listening... Read More
A Pew survey on the online social networking habits of adults reveals unsurprising gender differences in personal privacy settings. By a ratio of nearly 5 to 1 (67% to 14%), women make their profiles private and thus only accessible to their friends rather than making them publicly available for viewing by whoever looks them up.... Read More
In an interesting article on Obama's "evolving" position on same-sex marriage, Jack Cashill describes how the progressive left's feelings towards homosexuals has similarly evolved since the Stonewall Riots that putatively got the gay ball rolling. The New York Daily News, providing me with yet another example* of why it can be so much fun to... Read More
... via an op/ed (fourth paragraph, referencing this post) by City Journal editor, author, and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Steven Malanga on the disconnect between the leftist advocacy and financing provided by union leadership and the sentiments of far more centrist due-paying, rank-and-file union members.
Pew recently released the results from the March 2011 News IQ quiz, a series of 11 multiple choice questions concerning current events given to a random sample of ~1,000 US adults. Previously, I posted on how men consistently outperform women on this quiz, and the most recent survey was no exception to this rule. I've... Read More
Syncretism makes three suggestions for Ngrams. When I was in middle school, I remember my older cousin's reaction when watching an episode of The Simpsons where Cletus returns a pair of boots to a telephone pole where he found them and says, "Back you go, to wait for a woman of less discriminating taste." My... Read More
The blog post where Agnostic looked at how much attention the New York Times (a reasonable measure of the pulse of the major American media more generally) devoted to countries around around the world as a means of, among other things, allowing for some perspective on US foreign policy is among my favorite.I've wanted to... Read More
With the Superbowl a day away, here are correlations between several favorite stats and wins during the 2010 NFL regular season. This isn't a sports blog, and I'm not making any audacious claims about being able to provide special insights. Just the raw correlations for entire teams here, next to the same for last year... Read More