Media (page 137)

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    New at CJO: Breitbart blasts liberal arts degrees during UNC speech

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart’s speech Monday at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Mitch Kokai, December 6, 2011
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    Ferguson discovers, describes the ‘Chump Effect’

    Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard aims his wit at his fellow scribes in a new report: Lots of cultural writing these days, in books and magazines and newspapers, relies on the so-called Chump Effect. The Effect is defined by its discoverer, me, as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 1, 2011
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    The hidden hand of Obama for America volunteers in NC

    The New York Times credits “the hidden hand of thousands of Obama for America volunteers and staff members” for carrying Democratic candidates to victory in North Carolina. How did they do it?  According to the NYT, “Never publicizing their work, they went door-to-door across the state, successfully getting their…
    Terry Stoops, November 28, 2011
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    Reporter’s metaphor highlights economic confusion

    According to this morning’s News & Observer (from AP), the combination of increased taxes and expiring unemployment benefits will “suck $165 billion out of the economy next year.” I can see the vacuum cleaner right now, sucking that money into non-existence. Just where it goes outside of the…
    Fergus Hodgson, November 23, 2011
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    Black Friday destination #1

    When I think of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, only one place comes to mind – the U.S. Government Bookstore. To help you kick off your holiday shopping this season, the GPO is currently offering deep discounts of almost 50%* off (*45-49%) some of our best selling publications, including Ponzimonium:…
    Terry Stoops, November 23, 2011
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    Did education professor agree to manipulate data?

    Did James O’Keefe catch Rutgers University education professor Bruce Baker agreeing to accept payment for a study with a predetermined, pro-union conclusion?  That is the big question after O’Keefe released a video of Baker saying that he would “play with the data first to see if it would…
    Terry Stoops, November 23, 2011
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    Recognizing Renewable Energy Propoganda

    A recent article in the Triangle Business Journal discusses a firm called Strata Solar.  The firm has installed a 900 kilowatt solar power plant near Boone. As is common with stories on renewable energy, there’s an attempt to try and equate the size of the renewable energy plant (be it…
    Daren Bakst, November 21, 2011
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    The quiet Beatle’s religious life

    Andrew Ferguson offers Weekly Standard readers a fascinating article about George Harrison, a hedonistic rock star with an uncharacteristically un-rock’n’roll approach to the afterworld: Critics called Harrison “preachy,” and with some cause. I remember attending a concert in the only American solo tour he…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011