Wednesday Short Cuts

Insight: "To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth." —Eric Hoffer

Political Editors · Dec. 19, 2018

Insight: “To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats — we know it not.” —Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Observations: “To our liberal media, every illegal immigrant is assumed to be a virtuous person and more virtuous than the Border Patrol.” —L. Brent Bozell & Tim Graham

Grandstanding: “At some point, someone has to stand up, and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement, but stand up and speak the truth.” —ex-FBI Director James Comey

Braying Jackass I: “For some reason, if you meet with Minister Farrakhan and you don’t throw him away wholesale, then you’re castigated in a way that doesn’t happen with anybody else. I worked on Fox News for many years. No one ever said, ‘Why … are you sitting with Bill O'Reilly? Why are you sitting with Sean Hannity? Why are you sitting with Ann Coulter?’ … Why does every black leader have to ritually denounce Farrakhan in order to sustain a position? That doesn’t happen to anyone else. Again, Mr. Farrakhan is my brother.” —Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill

Braying Jackass II: “The New York City police — they’re killing us but they’re trained by Israeli security forces. … So there’s a connection between the two.” —Marc Lamont Hill

Non Compos Mentis: “Our species possesses inherent value, but we are devastating the earth and causing unimaginable animal suffering.” —Clemson University professor Todd May in a New York Times piece titled, “Would Human Extinction Be a Tragedy?”

And last… “Whatever you make of the Flynn case, it’s hard to get over the fact that the same DOJ was handing out immunity deals to everyone on Hillary’s staff — [people] who were smashing phones & bleaching servers. I think a lot of anger comes from the disparate treatment.” —David Harsanyi

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