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Fake news? Do the drive-bys produce ANYTHING ELSE?

Back during my days working on Capitol Hill — and in the drive by media — I would make a point of turning on the TV news when I got home from work.  (In both of those workplaces, much of what you experience during the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Genital-hunt 2016: Colon Campbell meets Slick Willie

They’re both perpetually in the hunt for genitalia — albeit for differing reasons.  You just knew that N&O ace crotch-sniffer Colon Campbell and our 42nd president crossing paths in Wilson was going to be EPIC.  Slick Willie slithered out of his lair to campaign with…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

Tales from the early voting lines

The way things are going so far, you can probably walk right in and vote in a matter of minutes on Election Day.  Record lines are the story at most every early voting location in The Tar Heel State.  The drive by media are trying…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Colon & Dallas — Two geniuses. (Count ’em.)

Elections have been challenged time and time again throughout American history.  The most recent?  2000, Gore v. Bush.    John Kerry has recently been musing about how Bush stole 2004 from him. Yet, with all of the stories out there to cover — Dallas’s brother…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Accepting The Results

Will you accept that Hillary beat you, and move on?  THAT is the question the drive by media is peppering Donald Trump with THREE WEEKS out from the election.  Of course, it came up in last night’s debate.  When Trump refused to take the bait,…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Another $7.5 million HIT. (Is The N&O headed the way of Gawker?)

Wrestler Hulk Hogan took the lefty muckraking site Gawker to court over the posting of a sex tape.   He got MORE money than he asked for, and Gawker ended up having to shut down and auction off its stuff. Univision, of all people, ended…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

From “A boy named Sue” to “A drive-by rag named SUED”

Somebody finally got the chance to tell The N&O to stick it where the sun don’t shine BIG TIME.  (Mr. Cash, as you can see by the graphic accompanying this post, is pretty happy about this.) : A Wake County jury returned a $1.5 million…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

NC DRIVE BY MEDIA: Liberal? Advertise with us. (Hardly anyone else will.) We’ll even do a story ON YOUR AD.

It’s interesting how — this close to the election — we’re getting news hard news stories detailing advertisements being run by partisan Democrat operatives.  The driveby stories are not critical, mind you, like they would be if they actually gave a damn about covering GOP or…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Charlotte Observer gets ‘comfortable’ with male genitalia, Roy Cooper

The same crowd that has told little girls to get “comfortable” with male genitalia in the restroom is now advising North Carolina to get comfortable with the idea of Governor Roy Cooper: The Charlotte Observer’s editorial board has endorsed Republican Pat McCrory in every one…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

Drive by SHOCKER: Beauty pageant gals get OGLED !

CNN and The Charlotte Observer are appalled. Just appalled: A former Miss North Carolina who competed in the 2006 Miss USA pageant told CNN that pageant owner Donald Trump personally inspected each woman prior to the contest, to the point where it was “the dirtiest…