Author: John Ziegler

After 10 Years of Investigating the Penn State Scandal, Here Is What the Case Taught Me About the Modern Media

Ten years ago this week, a spectacular news media-induced firestorm was ignited in State College, Pennsylvania, after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on numerous charges of child sex abuse. As a result, Sandusky and three previously highly-respected school administrators eventually went to jail, Penn State’s legendary head coach Joe Paterno […]

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One Year After Losing, No One Has a Better Chance of Being Elected President in 2024 Than Donald Trump

One year ago, Donald Trump lost his presidency by a rather large margin in both the Electoral College and the popular vote. Just over nine months ago, Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time. And yet somehow, there is a strong argument that, as of today, no one has […]

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This Year’s Halloween Will Expose Much of Our Reaction to Covid as an Anti-Science Political Charade

As a father of two very social young daughters, there have been a lot of awful moments since March of 2020 thanks to our irrational overreaction to the pandemic, which has largely targeted children, the demographic which is least vulnerable to the actual virus. None has been more memorably infuriating than last Halloween, when my […]

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The Real Enforcement of Mask Mandates Doesn’t Come From Government, But Rather Woke Twitter

As a fierce and consistent critic of mask mandates, especially for children, it has been rather remarkable, and almost weirdly inspiring of respect, to see how, at least in bluish areas of a nation formerly founded in freedom, mask mandates have somehow been able to maintain themselves. After all, they are not based in actual […]

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Katie Couric Going After Matt Lauer Says A Lot About #MeToo, the Media, and the Nature of Selling Books

As you have surely heard by now, Katie Couric, an iconic figure of the now-faded era of mainstream media magic, has written a controversial new book, Going There, about her life and career. On Tuesday, she will do a much-anticipated interview on NBC’s Today show, where she had by far the most successful run of […]

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The News Media Owns Newsom’s Obscene Student Vaccine Mandate Plan As Much As He Does

As California Governor/King Gavin Newsom was about to defeat the recent recall effort against him, I predicted that he would vindictively punish those who attempted to hold him accountable by adding to the growing list of vaccine mandates. Sure enough, on Friday, he announced, before the FDA has even approved their use in any capacity […]

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If You Oppose Endless Covid Mandates, You Can Blame the Divisiveness of Donald Trump

There is now so little doubt that our views regarding the coronavirus pandemic break down along partisan political lines that it is widely accepted by the news media — even when it is clearly not this simple — that vaccinated people are overwhelmingly Democrats and unvaccinated are almost all Republicans. But there is almost no […]

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