Media

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    How to flex might on campus, if you’re a conservative

    An article carried on Yahoo! News today discusses conservatives on college campuses. Here are some facts from the article (emphasis added): US universities are often bastions of progressive Democrats Democrats don’t always have a stranglehold on campus “Conservative students are becoming less hesitant to speak out” “actively involved” conservatives…
    Jon Sanders, May 24, 2017
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    Shining a brighter light on Venezuela

    People who’ve lived in communist regimes have seen the Venezuela story before. Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon explains why some of them hope more people will be exposed to this Latin American cautionary tale. The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is asking major news networks to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2017
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    How to read the news

    Former newspaper editor and ongoing newspaper consumer Kevin Williamson offers National Review Online readers tips for wading their way through mainstream media reporting. [A] critical eye is warranted. Newspapers, like all the works of men, are imperfect things, and the nation’s newspaper editors and television-news producers are very…
    Mitch Kokai, May 18, 2017
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    Fact-checking the NYT on Trump tax plan

    Ira Stoll of the New York Sun explains the rival New York Times‘ misinformation campaign regarding President Trump’s tax plan. … [I]t was particularly dismaying to read Mr. Appelbaum’s dispatch over the weekend in the Times, under the headline “Trump Tax Plan Will Not Bolster Growth, Economists Say.”…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2017
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    Another media double standard

    Jonathan Tobin writes at National Review Online that media outlets have remained strangely silent about violence inflicted on a Republican congressman after a town hall event. Where do you draw the line between the right of voters to vent their anger at public officials whose policies they oppose…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2017
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    One group that likes the swamp: journalists

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner shares some interesting statistics about the media business. In the latest sign that Washington operates in an alternate economy, journalism jobs around the country dove 22 percent in the last 10 years, but they spiked a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2017
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    Perhaps years hence

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so confident that Republican economic reforms to taxes, unemployment benefits, and regulatory burdens would fail that they sardonically offered to credit Republicans if they succeeded.
    Jon Sanders, May 10, 2017
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    Tweets aside, Trump-related surveillance merits investigation

    Mollie Hemingway explains in a Federalist column why the president’s provocative — and, by all accounts, false — tweets about being wiretapped by his predecessor do not mean that there’s no reason to investigate Obama administration surveillance of people linked to Donald Trump. Because President Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, May 5, 2017