Media (page 144)

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    My interview with Brave New Films

    A few months ago, the studio that produced the recent “guerrila” documentary on the Koch brothers, Brave New Films, sent a camera crew to the John Locke Foundation offices.  Their target was Americans for Prosperity, who have offices in our building, but they got me instead.  I am…
    Terry Stoops, August 16, 2011
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    TIME readers tweak magazine’s Tea Party coverage

    Two North Carolina letter writers take TIME to task this week for a recent cover story about the Tea Party’s impact on American politics. TIME highlights two anti-Tea Party letters from Nevada and Ohio, then offers us this contribution: I am not a Tea Party supporter,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2011
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    Goldberg’s debate winners and losers

    This is from Jonah Goldberg’s “The Goldberg File.”  The entire post is simply wonderful and humorous too, but NR does not allow links so you have to subscribe to his weekly newsletter at NRonline. So, on the merits, I think Newt Gingrich was the best and — I can’t believe…
    Michael Sanera, August 12, 2011
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    Derbyshire to print newspapers: You are doomed!

    Perpetual font of optimism John Derbyshire begins his latest National Review article with this prediction about the future of print news media: The newspaper, in the sense of news actually printed on actual paper, is clearly in its last days. The content of a newspaper can…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2011
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    Troy notes how the changing media landscape helped Republicans in the debt-limit fight

    Tevi Troy‘s latest column for Conservative Home delves into the reasons President Obama was unable to rely on the old Clinton playbook to beat Republicans during the debt-limit debate. One of Troy’s conclusions? Liberal media bias played a smaller role during this year’s skirmish:…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2011
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    Interesting thoughts from Juan Williams

    Former John Locke Foundation Headliner Juan Williams offers Newsweek some thoughts about his association with Fox News and his liberal friends’ openness to opposing views. Have you taken heat from African-Americans who find you not “liberal” enough? People say, “Why are you airing dirty laundry? Why…
    Mitch Kokai, July 29, 2011
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    Stein laments the end of the Space Shuttle program

    One suspects Star Trek fanatic John Hood will appreciate this passage from Joel Stein’s latest TIME column on the end of the American space shuttle era. Now that we’re stuck on earth, it feels as if we not only stopped trying but…
    Mitch Kokai, July 25, 2011
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    Carl Bernstein compares Murdoch media scandal to … wait for it … Watergate

    He’s lived for four decades off the Watergate story, so we shouldn’t be too shocked that the Washington Post veteran might be a little more inclined than others to see a little bit of Nixon in every scandal involving a conservative that comes down the pike. You can read Carl…
    Mitch Kokai, July 14, 2011