Media (page 135)

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    N&O: NCAE not a union, even though we call it a union

    Before: “GOP overrides veto of teachers union bill” (News & Observer article*, Thursday, January 5, 2012) “Just after 1 a.m. today, in a secreted session critics called unconstitutional, Republican legislative leaders passed a bill aimed at weakening the state’s largest teachers union.” After: “The NCAE is not, by the way,…
    Terry Stoops, January 6, 2012
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Tom Palmer of the Atlas Institute about his book The Morality of Capitalism. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal warns parents of college-bound students to pay attention to their kids’ “digital dossiers.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2012
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    Former JLF Headliner to helm new Washington-based media outlet

    Prepare for another entrant in the ideological media wars: the Washington Free Beacon, a “conservative online news outlet” tied to the Center for American Freedom. Former John Locke Foundation Headliner Matthew Continetti will edit the Beacon.
    Mitch Kokai, January 5, 2012
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    Exposing a dirty little secret of ideological journalism

    Straight news reporting is not supposed to feature the reporter’s opinions. It’s a basic tenet of lower-level newswriting classes in journalism school. But Andrew Fergsuon‘s latest “Press Man” column in Commentary exposes a common method reporters use to get around that restriction. The immediate object of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 3, 2012
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    Video about Firefly + video about campus crackdown silliness = surefire Locker Room blog entry

    Unless you think a poster featuring a Nathan Fillion quotation is likely to endanger your safety, you’re appreciate this FIRE video. If this piece has piqued your interest in campus efforts to stifle free speech, learn more about that topic here.
    Mitch Kokai, December 28, 2011
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    Newt Gingrich and the politics of history

    Yesterday, Reuters ran a really dumb story, “Gingrich’s nods to history don’t impress scholars.” I am not an apologist for Newt, and do not take this as an endorsement.  Rather, I object to a story designed to assail Gingrich’s intellect generally, rather than address his policy proposals and…
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
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    Do you “like” North Carolina’s newspapers?

    How many Facebook users “like” each of North Carolina’s major newspapers? Here is the ranking (as of 12/22): 1. Fayetteville Observer: 7,629 2. Charlotte Observer: 7,547 3. Carolina Journal/JLF: 6,725 4. Wilmington Star-News: 6,436 5. Independent Weekly: 5,246 6. Greensboro News & Record: 4,662…
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
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    Hitchens on Iran … 5 1/2 years ago

    One passage from Simon Schama’s Newsweek obituary of Christopher Hitchens struck me as especially well-said: It was Twain’s bravura in the face of the pompous and the banal that Hitch sought to perpetuate into the age of the conservative radio ranter, the formless drivel of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011