I launched this site as a place to cool off in the noisy weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. Think of it as a frosty, chilly, well-stocked meat locker for opinions, humor, commentary, photos, cartoons, links, and media carnage.
I’m a career media professional inside the Legacy Media Establishment, in a Super-Blue city, in a shimmering Blue state, inside a bubble: a precious urban monoculture that breeds conformity, passivity, and casual intolerance. Opportunities to participate in political discussions on a level playing field are, well…rare.
I began looking for an outlet, a place to analyze news and culture from a different vantage point. From a different planet, so to speak.
Our contributing editor, an American stationed abroad, was asked by curious international business associates to comment on current events in the U.S., referring to him as their “pundit-from-another-planet”. As he described his outsider-insider situation, the phrase lingered. At the end of our conversation I told him I would steal it, build it into a News Empire, and invite him to contribute. That day has arrived.
“The fastest way to find the right answer to something, is to post the wrong one on the internet”
– Benjamin Franklin
“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the boisterous sea of liberty”
– Thomas Jefferson
The Butcher also contributes news to China Daily Mail