Category Archives: Media

Spoiling the previous Haugh-as-spoiler narrative

It has been received wisdom for months — almost to the point of the election headlines having already been written — that Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Sean Haugh was going to spoil the election for the Republican, House Speaker Thom Tillis. As Democrats fretted Senate races in other states, here in North Carolina thereContinue Reading

White House whitewash

Neil Munro of the Daily Caller highlights one disturbing incident involving the most transparent presidential administration in history. The White House is doubling down on its lame effort to hide the president’s mildly embarrassing confession that he left unpaid bills in his Chicago home when he took up residence in the White House. The WhiteContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Joe Johnson profiles for Carolina Journal Online the rematch in North Carolina’s Senate District 1 election. John Hood’s Daily Journal notes the importance and effectiveness of advertising in election campaigns.

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