Media (page 10)

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    No solo for Biden

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner wonders when the new president will address the media on his own. It was 27 days for President Donald Trump and only 20 for his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But 36 days after he was inaugurated, President Biden has yet to appear…
    Mitch Kokai, March 1, 2021
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    WaPo journalists should challenge their boss’s actions

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist urges employees of one of the nation’s leading news media outlets to take a stand for free expression — and against their boss. Washington Post employees should vehemently protest their owner and his flagship company for eroding norms of free expression. Jeff Bezos,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2021
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    Cuomo, not DeSantis, deserves media scorn

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online explains that major media outlets chose the wrong governor to criticize during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, the press has been excoriatingly harsh on a governor who was slow to act, unnecessarily endangered the lives of the elderly, alienated experts, and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 24, 2021
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    Facebook’s role downplayed in Capitol mob attack

    Rachel Bovard writes for the Federalist about an inconvenient set of facts for a social media giant. It’s been more than a month since the app stores of Google and Apple joined forces with Amazon Web Services to knee-cap an upstart competitor, Parler. The stated reasoning was Parler’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 23, 2021
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    Media now realize it’s hard to be president in a pandemic

    Ed Morrissey writes at about major media outlets’ newfound discovery that a pandemic creates special challenges for a president. If only reporters could have acknowledged that fact one year ago. Neither CNN nor Politico are incorrect in that approach, but the timing of their epiphanies is certainly…
    Mitch Kokai, February 22, 2021
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    Media malpractice and the myth of Cuomo

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist doesn’t blame New York’s governor alone for misleading the public about his job performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Did he ever take blame? No, and for nearly a year we’ve been treated to lie after lie. First, he blamed the federal government for…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2021
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    Rush’s impact on American presidents

    Tevi Troy explores the late radio host Rush Limbaugh’s influence on the White House and the conservative movement. Rush Limbaugh’s conservative radio talk show debuted on August 1, 1988, at the tail end of Ronald Reagan’s years in the White House. Limbaugh was little noticed initially and arrived…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2021
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    All you need is love

    Since we're forbidden to credit seasonality, I think I've come up with a better spurious explanation for falling cases than the masks and other restrictions. The more people are spending money on Valentine's gifts, the fewer new cases of COVID-19 there are.
    Jon Sanders, February 12, 2021