Media (page 132)

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    Orange County: Sales tax advocacy?

    Does Orange County cross the line into advocacy when they produce videos like this?…
    Terry Stoops, October 27, 2011
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    Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
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    Gene Nichol: N&O columnist

    Today, the News & Observer published another op-ed written by Gene Nichol, a professor of law at UNC-Chapel Hill and director of the university’s Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity. Over the last year, the N&O published eleven (11) of his op-eds on a variety of topics (see The Nichol…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with former Bush administration anti-terrorism official Juan Zarate about the nation’s safety 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why a printed attack on conservative North Carolina philanthropist Art Pope stems…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2011
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    Cheney and the media

    Andrew Ferguson devotes his latest “Press Man” column in Commentary to a discussion of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s evolving view of the media’s proper role. He learned how to “work the press,” as he puts it, from the masters of the art. He…
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2011
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    Goldberg notes how the ‘centrists’ are fleeing Obama

    Jonah Goldberg‘s latest National Review Online column examines the growing number of mainstream media “centrists” who are turning on our 44th president. I should say “the so-called center,” because one of those most tedious — yet meticulously maintained — fictions is the claim that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2011
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    You mean they really want to be ‘fair and balanced’?

    A feature in the latest Newsweek professes some shock that Fox News reporters and anchors would grill Republican candidates for president during a debate. (What gives? Isn’t Fox the radical right-wing network?) Fear not, ye haters of the most popular cable television news outlet. Roger Ailes…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2011
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    You like me. You really, really like me.

    Whether Michele Bachmann goes far in the Republican presidential race or fades with time, Bloomberg Businessweek praises one aspect of her campaign in which she’s shown true skill: Facebook messaging. Michele Bachmann wants to be your friend. So much so that her campaign is…
    Mitch Kokai, September 27, 2011