There’s a real problem with truth-telling today, and it is widely manifest in our current political season. But the whole truth will make you uncomfortable. Perhaps that’s why it’s so rare. I’m going to tell it to you anyway. Thanks to a new round of James O’Keefe’s undercover work, key Democrat operatives are caught openly […]
DrudgeReport this morning is covered with shots against Republicans for defying party loyalties and promoting this scary new secretive trade deal Obama has cooked up. The current bill in question has many critics because it gives the president power to negotiate trade deals without Congress, and then force Congress to simple up-or-down votes without amendment […]
Ruling elites as recently as 1600 appealed to God to justify their continuing rule. This was called the divine right of kings: rulership beyond any earthly court of appeal. That began to be undermined in the second half of the seventeenth century. A century later, Enlightenment democratic theory had replaced the divine right of kings. […]
Blog it instead, I’m going to show you how. It’s free. It’s fast. It’s the way to go. Ask Matt Drudge. He didn’t send an email to “Newsweek” deploring the spiking of an article. He posted his report — without objections — on his blog in 1998. This eventually got a President impeached. His site […]
It is now easier than ever to spread information, and thus reformation. The internet is today what Gutenberg was for Luther’s day: anadvancement in technology that drastically reduced the cost of spreading information, and thus greatly increased its flow to the masses. Many people have caught on now for several years. Drudgereport.com assembles the most […]
“Freedom of the press is a guaranteed only to those who own one.” — A. J. Liebling
“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.” – A. J. Liebling
Liebling had it right. He died in 1963. He would have enjoyed what has taken place in journalism since the advent of the World Wide Web’s Navigator browser in late 1994. The Web began to take off in 1995. I started my first site in 1996.
Anyone with a Web connection can set up a blog for free on Blogger or WordPress. He can then move on to a separately controlled, hosted Web site for a few dollars a month.
If he is really lucky, he can get a President impeached. Matt Drudge did.