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  • N&O ‘disappears’ controversial Obama statement

    The internets were atwitter yesterday about President Obama’s amazing statement that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” but you’d never know it from today’s News & Observer coverage. The perfunctory McClatchy news service story they ran, which combined the Obama UN…
    Locker Room contributor, September 26, 2012
  • Here’s something I have never understood

    1. Here are the prerequisites for filing for American citizenship. Note the underlined requirement: 2. Here is the list of who can vote in North Carolina elections. Note the underlined requirement: 3. Here’s an excerpt from the voter wallet card (PDF) distributed by…
    Locker Room contributor, September 21, 2012
  • Well, at least they weren’t trespassing on private property

    The journalistic fraternity is in high dudgeon today because five journalists were arrested during the one-year anniversary Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. All were arrested in public places and early reports say it is “not clear” that they did anything wrong. At least five journalists have been…
    Locker Room contributor, September 20, 2012
  • What about the other $800,000?

    Fourteen months ago this story appeared in The Herald-Sun: The Office of the State Auditor has found that a former employee at N.C. Central University diverted more than $1 million from the school over a six-year period in a money skimming scheme. And yesterday there was this…
    Locker Room contributor, September 7, 2012
  • The Washington Post was “fooled”?

    How lame is this. A photo of President Obama and three goomers in Ohio trying to spell out O-H-I-O actually shows them spelling O-I-H-O. The “H” in the bonehead misspelling lineup is none other than our perfect president. Apparently, realizing how stupid this was, the four did it right…
    Locker Room contributor, August 22, 2012
  • Newsweek’s cover for next week?

    As you all know by now, Newsweek this week featured a Mitt Romney cover with “The Wimp Factor” as the headline. It’s a replay of an old hit job on President George H. W. Bush in 1992. This is an example of the media making up a meme and pushing…
    Locker Room contributor, July 30, 2012
  • The misuse of transparency

    At first glance, transparency would seem to be an unqualified good in government, almost synonymous, in fact, with “good” government. Journalists have always loved transparency because it allows them to report all the seemingly boring stuff of government that can hide so many misdeeds. But there’s another side of…
    Locker Room contributor, July 27, 2012
  • North Carolina trails in yet another metric

    North Carolina has been shown to be at the lower end of the 50 states in many different metrics, most recently job growth and education, but now there’s a new one at which we are characteristically underperforming: public records availability: A report released Monday ranked access…
    Locker Room contributor, July 26, 2012