Media (page 12)

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    “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
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    WRAL’s deceptive headline

    No one who read the headline below would know that the story primarily is about two virtual charter schools and a handful of annual charter renewal candidates, rather than charter schools generally.
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2019
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    French focuses on social media censorship

    David French of National Review Online highlights a key problem related to social media censorship. … Silicon Valley has lost the public trust of tens of millions of Americans. They know the rules are malleable. They know double standards apply. And they know that the campus-censorship culture is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Put down your phone … after you read this, of course

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new survey results about a technological concern. A third of Americans have worried that they spend too much time on their phones, a new poll from the Deseret News finds, which is more than three times as many as…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019
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    It pays to be one of Trump’s favorite TV shows

    Rob Crilly writes for the Washington Examiner about the impact of President Trump‘s TV viewership on ad rates. Media executives and analysts say Republican advertisers are capitalizing on the president’s well-known TV habits to target the viewer-in-chief with personalized appeals. A review of advertising rates suggests the trend…
    Mitch Kokai, April 30, 2019
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    The conservative elements of ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Walking Dead’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains how two popular television shows exhibit conservative ideas, regardless of their creators’ intent. I doubt very much that either Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead is the product of an overwhelmingly conservative group of storytellers. (From what I can learn…
    Mitch Kokai, April 26, 2019
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    Making a predetermined outcome sound like real economics

    Whether jobs are created or destroyed, they always say it's good for 'economic impact,' and media buy it.
    Jon Sanders, April 25, 2019
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    The N&O published a very deceitful piece on film tax incentives

    The headline is an outright lie. Then, the flimsy rationale for the lying headline is highly misleading. And it just doesn't get any better from there.
    Jon Sanders, April 23, 2019