Media

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    WaPo whopper dissected

    Becket Adams highlights for the Washington Examiner a piece of amazingly bad journalism from one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. It is painful reading all the corrections added to a July 23 Washington Post article about black families and southern farmland. But one cannot help but…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    Assessing the media response to the latest mass shootings

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon explores media reaction to the latest mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Journalists tend to get especially animated when reporting on and pontificating about gun violence tragedies. Most journalists are human beings, so in many ways this is just a normal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019
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    Fund warns against appeasing Chinese censors

    John Fund of National Review Online takes American movie makers to task for their willingness to bow to pressure from Chinese censors. China is now the big player in global cinema. “The Chinese film market is going to be the largest film market in short order,” Charles Rivkin,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2019
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    National Review columnist tackles latest Twitter tussle

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains how a recent Twitter incident helps bolster his argument about social media’s ills. As you may be aware thanks to my merciless flogging of it, I have a new book out called The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2019
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    Facebook and competition

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports one former Facebook executive’s reaction to the federal government’s $5 billion fine for the social media giant. Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said Wednesday that people are missing the most important element involved in holding the Silicon Valley company responsible…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2019
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    Are Charter Schools “Starving” Traditional Public Schools?

    Earlier Today, JLF’s Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops, published a research brief on the growth of student enrollment in private, charter, and home schooling. In his brief, he exemplifies the misconceptions many people have about school choice with a quote from the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Official data understate growth rate

    In his latest Carolina Journal commentary, political analyst John Hood argues the world is actually doing better than people think it is. Hood writes: When it comes to public affairs, bad news is good and good news is bad. That is, political speeches and media pieces that describe a problem…
    Brenee Goforth, July 23, 2019
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    Facebook changes affect conservative, liberal outlets

    Chris White of the Daily Caller explores the political impact of recent Facebook algorithm changes. Facebook recently changed its algorithms to steer focus away from explicitly political content, but now that alteration is laying waste to conservative and liberal outlets. Conservative pundit Deneen Borelli laid into Facebook last…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019