Category Archives: Media

You might be a progressive media if …

… you aren’t interested at all in reporting about Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband’s receipt and use of stimulus money to hire Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband’s business, nor when the project came in under budget, in reporting on their failure to return $114,519 to the taxpayers — but you are interested in reporting on the state’sContinue Reading

Media: We need to follow Alabama’s lead on incentives so we don’t end up like Alabama

Economic incentives packages — special tax breaks negotiated for particular companies or industries while all others continue to pay higher rates for the apparent crime of not closing up shop but continuing to employ North Carolinians and engage in commerce in this state — are among the worst examples of government cronyism. If cronyism isContinue Reading

Shlaes wants to see a more complete picture of the Roosevelts

Amity Shlaes‘ most recent column for Forbes magazine discusses a key element missing from film producer Ken Burns’ 14-hour documentary on Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. When it came to activity, the 32nd President outdid the 26th. FDR created numerous agencies, including the National Recovery Administration to manage business and the Agricultural Adjustment Administration toContinue Reading

Why does Obama have low poll numbers? Negative media coverage, of course

Have you stopped laughing yet? Prepare to laugh again, as you read Neil Munro‘s latest report for the Daily Caller. Americans don’t understand that economy is doing great because the press is biased against good news, President Barack Obama told a group of prosperous donors Tuesday. “Frankly, the press and Washington, all it does isContinue Reading

Education “cuts” in MI? Deja vu all over again

Courtesy of Education Week: KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder, the non-confrontational Republican who’s averse to slamming his critics, is more forcefully countering what he calls “the big lie” in his re-election bid — charges that he cut $1 billion in education funding in 2011. His opponent, Democrat Mark Schauer, isn’t shying away fromContinue Reading

ABC 11: Obscure website pans NC spending trends

How many times have you heard someone begin a conversation with, “I was on the WalletHub.com website earlier today…”? WalletHub.com was founded in 2012 and is in the business of ranking stuff and selling advertising on their website.  For example, the small Washington D.C.-based company recently ranked North Carolina 37th on a list of mostContinue Reading

John Hood responds to Rob Christensen’s column in today’s N&O

From John Hood’s Facebook page: Lots of folks have asked me my reaction to Rob Christensen’s uncharacteristically intemperate attack on me in the Raleigh News & Observer today. I’ll have to pen a lengthier response when I get out from under my current deadlines, but here’s a quick reaction now. First, you may want toContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on projections that Obamacare premiums are about to surge. Jon Ham’s Daily Journal explains that facts often fall victim to the media’s preferred narrative of events.