Media

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    Media’s soft treatment of Warren

    Derek Hunter explains at TownHall.com why it’s good for Elizabeth Warren to be a Democrat when dealing with media scrutiny. Imagine a world free of consequences. More than that, a world where your bad acts are largely ignored and where those that aren’t are absolved, where excuses are…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
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    China and American culture

    Helen Raleigh argues in a Federalist column that the communist Chinese government’s goal extends far beyond limiting criticism of its actions. If ESPN thought shutting down on-air discussion about China and Hong Kong would please its Chinese master and protect the commercial interests of itself and its corporate…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019
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    Dissing Democrats’ Facebook complaints

    John York and Hans von Spakovsky devote a National Review Online column to an examination of Democrats’ complaints about Facebook’s latest decision. Facebook recently stated that it will neither censor nor “fact-check” statements by politicians on their site. This is great for political speech but — apparently…
    Mitch Kokai, October 9, 2019
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    National Review editor picks apart NYT’s historical rewrite

    Rich Lowry writes at National Review Online about flaws in the New York Times‘ 1619 project. There are all sorts of things you can reasonably say about the juxtaposition of our ideals and slavery — that our founders were conflicted and hypocritical; that our ideals were incompletely realized…
    Mitch Kokai, October 8, 2019
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    Commentary editor considers NYT’s 1619 project

    John Podhoretz of Commentary takes aim at the New York Times‘ attempt to rewrite American history. The New York Times’ “1619 Project” exploring American history cunningly dates itself not only to the forced arrival on these shores of indentured Africans but to the year before the arrival of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online offers a status report for the first school in North Carolina’s Innovative School District. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to rebuild solid local journalism.
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019
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    Columnist contends one paragraph says a lot about media bias

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist dissects a single paragraph from a single media report to tell a larger story about media bias. ABC News’ White House correspondent Karen Travers approvingly tweeted out a paragraph of a front-page Washington Post rant written by Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, and Rachel…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2019
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    Historian rebuts NYT’s skewed narrative

    Wilfred McClay uses a Commentary column to critique the New York Times‘ new slant on American history. The New York Times seems to have made a grand splash with the August debut of its 1619 Project, which it unveiled to the world as an audacious effort to “reframe”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019