Media

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online about the potential impact of the Silent Sam agreement on other Confederate monument disputes. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal focuses on kids’ near-constant exposure to media.
    Mitch Kokai, December 5, 2019
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    “Best state” rankings or whatever

    U.S. News and World Report sucked me into clicking on a link to their Best States Rankings.  I have no idea when it was released this year.  Man, what a waste of my time. Anyway, North Carolina was #18 on the list. The state scores highest (#4) in the…
    Terry Stoops, December 4, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is pursuing the governor’s office next year. Meanwhile, multiple candidates from both major parties are pursuing Forest’s job. Rick Henderson discusses recent developments in the lieutenant governor’s race for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Democratic presidential candidates’ plans…
    Mitch Kokai, November 29, 2019
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    Media outlets harming Democrats with the push for impeachment

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist argues that major media outlets are hurting their allies in the Democratic Party. Right up through the end of Rep. Adam Schiff’s (D-Calif.) impeachment hearings, the media were impeachment’s most enthusiastic supporters. While they’ve been convinced of the need to impeach President Donald…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    Unanimous N.C. Appeals Court panel rules in favor of Revenue Department in fight with TV reporter

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld a trial-court ruling favoring the N.C. Revenue Department in its public-records dispute with a Charlotte TV reporter. Reporter Nick Ochsner has been fighting the state Revenue Department in court since 2016. Ochsner accused the department of failing…
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2019
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    The N&O’s silly, desperate editorial

    In 2013, the N&O editors were so confident that empirically sound reforms to state taxes, red tape, and unemployment benefits would fail, they even offered to give Republicans credit if in years hence the state's economy was "thriving." Whoops.
    Jon Sanders, November 18, 2019
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    Analyzing the Northwestern nonsense

    John Kass writes for the Chicago Tribune about the recent episode of Northwestern University student journalists apologizing for doing their jobs. What happened to the editors of The Daily Northwestern is that they are students, they are young. And they have not yet grown the hard bark that,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2019
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    The N&O editors still suffer from Rail Consensus Denial

    The editors of The News & Observer continue to demand rail transit. They still have no idea how bad, wasteful, and unworkable an idea that is for the Triangle. The occasion for their latest editorial, “The Triangle should regroup around a new regional transit plan,” is the publication of…
    Jon Sanders, November 13, 2019