“Eliminating the impossible”

It’s still a truth universally acknowledged that nobody knows who sabotaged the Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, but the vaporous fog of ignorance has been coalescing into two general assumptions in the establishment media. The first is something like “We still don’t know who’s responsible, but it was obviously Russia.” The second: “Anyone who…

Gossip

If you’re a Dane relying on Danish news, you probably don’t know that in October 2016 the FBI paid a visit to Facebook headquarters and told them that a big trove of documents was about to be released and it was all Russian propaganda designed to interfere with our election. We know this thanks to…

Are our solar panels green or red?

TV2 News published an interesting article last week. I only first came across it Monday morning. It was apparently based on a TV2 documentary called “Operation X: The Dark Side of Solar Panels.” I haven’t seen the documentary, but the article seemed balanced, interesting, and thoroughly researched. It was the kind of investigative journalism “60…

Lies, Damned Lies, and DR

I’d meant to post this Thursday, but the day got out of hand. The same thing happened Friday. Turns out that’s not such a bad thing, because the story ripened a little with age. We begin on Wednesday evening, when DR’s website featured the following headline at the top of their website: In English: Expert…

America just got interesting again

It’s Friday and we’re hosting an overnight party for eleven 13-year-olds, so I won’t be opining on anything this evening. I just thought I’d leave this post here like this because this is what Danish coverage of America looks like when the international left wants to get a message out. DR TV2 BT Berlingske Politiken…

One Way

It’s been close to a week since a young man showed up outside Brett Kavanaugh’s Maryland home with every intention of getting of him off the Supreme Court the old-fashioned way: by killing him. To the best of my knowledge, this still hasn’t generated any coverage in the Danish media beyond a single Ritzau news…

Danish media yawn at would-be Supreme Court assassin

As of this writing, late on Friday afternoon, there’s still nothing on DR about Wednesday’s foiled assassination of Brett Kavanaugh. (But, as you can imagine, plenty of stuff on the star chamber show trial underway in Congress.) Nothing on TV2 News, either. Can’t find anything related to the story when using “Kavanaugh” and even “højesteret”…

The Dangerous, Violent, and Barbaric Lunatics of the Thoughtful Left

Mikkel Danielsen has another big story about Trump out today, but that’s about as noteworthy as a rainy day in Denmark. He’s billed as Berlingske’s USA Correspondent, but for all practicaly purposes Danielsen is now their Trump correspondent. It gets tedious. There’s an actual American president out there right now who’s even less popular than…

Reflections on the Ongoing Silence

Danes who rely on Danish media for their understanding of the world still don’t know that the same “news” outlets that declared Hunter Biden’s laptop to be a Russian operation back in the weeks before the 2020 presidential election have at last acknowledged its authenticity. That’s a deeply significant story for two reasons. Firstly because…

Will China vote to expel Russia from the UN Human Rights Council? Will North Korea? Libya?

China, yesterday: Control your soul’s desire for freedom. Do not open your window. Do not sing. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Imagine living somewhere, some big modern city, where drones fly around giving you orders. There are 26 million people in Shanghai. That’s a fact. It’s a thing we can’t deny. And…

On The Famous Oligarchs

Let’s talk about those sinister oligarchs we keep hearing about. Let’s talk about the men—they’re all men—of vast wealth who control whole industries and exist in perfect symbiosis with their regime: a regime that grants the oligarchs regulatory favors so they can make more money, in return for which favors the oligarchs throw the full…

The Biggest Story Never Told

A quick review of the Danish headlines Thursday morning didn’t turn up much political news about America. Every outlet had a story about Bruce Willis’s retirement from acting, and most had several articles about the fallout from Will Smith’s assault of Chris Rock at the Oscars.  (Politiken ran five on its homepage; Jyllands Posten had an article…

Truth without Consequences

Do people ever get tired of being lied to? Misled? Deceived? Don’t waste time on that: I already know the answer. It’s no. The answer is no, people never get tired of being lied to, misled, or deceived. There are only two conditions: it has to be something they want to believe, and you have…

The Curious Case of Carlson

“This was the story of Howard Beale,” announces the narrator at the start of the movie Network, “the first known instance of a man who was killed because he had lousy ratings.” Apparently the only thing more dangerous than lousy ratings is excellent ratings. Tucker Carlson is by far the most popular host on American cable…

Our Media Deceive Us Because They’re Sick People Who Hate Democracy

I’ve been very critical of the establishment media in Denmark and the United States. I’ve called them “garbage media” and have used words like “execrable” and “disgusting” and “grotesque” in describing a lot of journalists and editors. I’ve called them hacks and partisans. I’ve avoided hyberbole because none has been needed: the establishment media new…

Danish Media Surprised to Learn that the Twitterverse is a Hothouse of Stupid

I’ve written a lot about Michael Crichton’s “Gell-Mann Amnesia” in the past. It’s the phenomenon of encountering a story in the media on a topic about which you’re knowledgeable, realizing the story has everything completely wrong, then relying on the same media for stories on subjects about which you are not knowledgeable and assuming they’ve…

Chilling

On January 7, Ekstra Bladet published an editorial in which they apologized for not having done a better job questioning the government on all things covid: We FailedEditorial, EkstraBladet, Jan 7 I only became aware of the editorial today when I stumbled over it on a conservative American website (AceOfSpades). There are two reasons I…