Category Archives: Media

List of best state political reporters

The Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza published a list of the best state political reporters.  The following North Carolina reporters made the list: Mark Binker, WRAL Jon Camp, ABC11 Tim Boyum, Time Warner Cable news North Carolina Pat Gannon, The Insider Laura Leslie, WRAL Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer Gary Robertson, AP Congratulations! It is pretty embarrassingContinue Reading

National Review column spotlights Sharyl Attkisson’s story

Scott Johnson reviews for National Review Online readers some of the key elements of Sharyl Attkisson‘s new memoir. Among those elements: the Obama administration’s disinformation campaign. Attkisson is a dogged reporter, and Stonewalled is a gripping book, organized around the Obama-administration scandals she covered at CBS News. With the exception of the IRS scandal, sheContinue Reading

John Locke makes an appearance, talks policy in Raleigh

It is a mistake that happens all of the time, even among John Locke Foundation staff – writing “John Locke” instead of “John Hood.”  It is still fun to see it in print. Ok, let’s move on to more important matters, such as A-F school grades.

National Review editor explores the Left’s hostile response to war hero

Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online delves into controversy surrounding the real-life events surrounding the new movie “American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood’s new movie, American Sniper, marks the return of the American war hero. Heroism on the battlefield had never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medals of Honor awarded forContinue Reading

Federalist columnist questions media’s use of ‘the Prophet’

Larry O’Connor questions in a column for the Federalist website why members of a secularized American media insist on referring to Muhammad as “the Prophet.” In all the coverage of the barbaric terror attacks in Paris Wednesday, one fact of the story kept getting repeated in a curious way on network news, cable news, andContinue Reading

An embarrassingly accurate depiction of how much of today’s ‘news’ is generated

One suspects frequent media critic Jon Ham will not be surprised by Stanley Bing’s description of “The New News Cycle” in the latest issue of Fortune magazine. Here’s how the media works at this point: Step 1: A banker/trader/boulevardier has nothing going on and no fees in sight. He goes out at 4 p.m. withContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the recent decline in N.C. teacher turnover rates. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal laments that future journalists seem to get early lessons in exercising liberal bias.

Confirmation bias in the media

David Harsanyi‘s “Happy Warrior” column at the end of the latest print edition of National Review takes on a chronic problem within mainstream media outlets. For a number of years I worked as a metro columnist at a bustling city newspaper. For a time, my cubicle was located next to the investigation desk of theContinue Reading