Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Becket Adams

Washington Examiner

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by T. Becket:

Speaking truth to power (terms and conditions may apply)

The news website Semafor launched in 2022 amid great fanfare, promising to “fix the crisis of trust in the news” by delivering a unique blend of fearless and insightful journalism. → Read More

Who is going to defend free speech?

In all corners of the world, free speech is under attack, seen as something to be tamed and regulated either by corporate overlords or government bureaucrats. → Read More

Vindication edition

It’s a hopeful sign that a growing number of journalists are taking a hard look at the media's coverage of former President Donald Trump's administration, with many concluding that, yes, corporate media behaved terribly during those years. → Read More

The great gas stove meltdown

Few things in life are as disconcerting as the internet’s power to fuel conflict. → Read More

Outrage is a full-time job

The news industry sure spends a lot of time inventing things to be angry about. → Read More

Standards (or the lack thereof)

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) sounds as nasty and unpleasant as any lawmaker on Capitol Hill. → Read More

When it comes to politics, where’s the line for lying?

Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) is a degenerate liar. But the question of whether he should keep his seat is not one for party functionaries or members of Congress to decide. It’s for the people of New York's 3rd Congressional District. This is how it works in our constitutional republic. Voters… → Read More

A year-end mess

The establishment media seem determined to end the year 2022 as they began it: poorly. → Read More

Playing fast and loose with the language

It sure feels as if major newsrooms are running out of things to be angry about. → Read More

The Left's grotesque politicization of mass shootings

There is nothing on earth so swift – not the peregrine falcon, not the cheetah – as a liberal in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting. → Read More

Conspicuous silence over fallen crypto king's Democratic ties

The story of FTX's downfall is complicated, convoluted, and unbelievably stupid. → Read More

We really need to talk about Democrats' efforts to pre-delegitimize our elections

Is “pre-delegitimize” a real term? → Read More

Midterms and apologies

Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman on Oct. 25 gave what is likely the worst performance in a televised debate in U.S. history. → Read More

And now hockey is problematic

In 2004, comedian Chris Rock cracked wise about the black community’s conspicuous absence from professional hockey. → Read More

Too good to check

It seems these days, the only interests being served by the press are "self" and "special." → Read More

Liberalism can't fail. It can only be failed

It’s an article of faith in left-wing circles that liberalism and liberal politicians cannot fail. → Read More

It’s time for the press to take Tom Cotton seriously

Journalists would do themselves a huge favor if they stopped treating Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas as a right-wing nut job and consider the possibility that he is actually smarter and more reasonable than his critics say. → Read More

The top nine worst media moments of 2021

Reporter's Notebook, January 3: Capitol Hill - Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio joins Jim Antle to discuss the past week on Capitol Hill. → Read More

Good riddance to Brian Williams

Tesla’s shares plunged this week causing Elon Musk to lose $50 billion. The massive drop began after Musk asked Twitter if he should sell 10% of his stake in Tesla. Bloomberg reports it was the biggest two-day decline in the history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. → Read More

When will disinfo journalists talk about Joy Reid?

Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio joins Jim Antle to discuss the past week on Capitol Hill. → Read More