Media (page 145)

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    Actress says she’ll accompany Marine to ball in NC

    Actress Mila Kunis accepted Sgt. Scott Moore’s YouTube invitation to the Marine Corps Ball on November 18th in Greenville, North Carolina.  He serves with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Nice work, Sergeant Moore!…
    Terry Stoops, July 11, 2011
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    Best state political blog?

    Some shameless self-promotion: Leading up to next year’s election, The Washington Post‘s “Fix” online political column is sponsoring a contest to select the best political blog in each of the, er, 57 states. If you can’t get by without regular “fixes” of the Locker Room, go here and vote.
    Rick Henderson, July 7, 2011
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    Woodward’s books: Often cited, seldom read?

    Tevi Troy‘s latest article for The Washingtonian questions whether the capital’s movers and shakers actually read the books Watergate veteran Bob Woodward cranks out every couple of years: It never fails. Every few years, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward produces a new book, and…
    Mitch Kokai, July 5, 2011
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    Thomas wonders why ‘Big Media’ revels in insulting the people who pay the bills

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column muses about the news media’s penchant for insulting Americans, an action Thomas likens to a “suicide compact.” Is there a profit-making business — other than TV networks and the New York Times — that so disrespects its audience it works overtime…
    Mitch Kokai, June 23, 2011
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    Borders highlights a discussion of Austrian marketing and ‘psycho-economics’

    The latest Ideas Matter update from Max Borders includes the video below from Rory Sutherland, which scrutinizes the technocratic approach to public policy. Rory Sutherland is a breath of fresh air — not just for the technocrat mentality that seems to pervade big business,…
    Mitch Kokai, June 21, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online that North Carolina’s public sector would need to lose 63,000 jobs to match the percentage of private-sector jobs lost since the onset of the current economic downturn. John Hood’s Daily Journal takes news media outlets to task for using…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2011
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    For those who love to hate Fox News …

    … the latest Newsweek offers an interesting profile of Fox News honcho Roger Ailes: Ailes says he sometimes discusses issues with the Fox & Friends hosts but laughs at the notion he hands them talking points. As for Rolling Stone’s charge that he has…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2011
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    In case you missed him …

    Rick Henderson earned some air time on NBC’s “Today” show this morning. He shared his concerns about the federal indictment of John Edwards:…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2011