Media (page 146)

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    New at CJO: Lawmakers to resume debate on Sunshine Amendment

    David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report focuses on a proposed Sunshine Amendment involving N.C. public records.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2011
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    Let media prostrate fall

    I probably don't need to say it again, but here's an Associated Press photo running on the Drudge Report today: But since we're on the new Locker Room, I might as well post some of the earlier, deifying news service photos (which aren't new to the current president, as I've pointed out before, although his seem to be missing that intentional irony behind the others):
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2011
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    N.C. “Blue Dogs” vote to keep NPR on the taxpayer gravy train

    Following up on yesterday’s post, The Corner reports the U.S. House voted 228-192 (with one “present”) to defund National Public Radio. Of interest, the roll call shows the Tar Heel State’s so-called centrist Democrats, Mike McIntyre (7th District), Larry Kissell (8th), and Heath Shuler (11th) all supporting…
    Rick Henderson, March 17, 2011
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    How to Tell We’re Making a Difference

    As a proud member of the Art Pope Puppet Show, I was delighted to read the Independent Weekly‘s breathless, near-paranoid account of “Art Pope’s conservative empire.” Of particular interest to me was this bit about the Pope Center (since I work here, naturally): “A perennial complaint from the…
    Duke Cheston, March 16, 2011
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    Free Elmo!

    Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is about to introduce a bill (PDF) banning federal funding for National Public Radio and any other use of federal tax dollars for “radio content acquisition.” The bill would still allow funding for Voice of America and Defense Department-related activities. Lamborn represents Colorado Springs (home…
    Rick Henderson, March 16, 2011
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    Getting past the media meltdown

    The media has been going bonkers on the Japanese nuclear-plant problem post tsunami. Much of the reporting is based on ignorance. No, a hydrogen explosion is not a nuclear explosion, as some reported. No, radiation released is not “radiation poisoning,” as other media outlets have reported. No,…
    JonHam, March 15, 2011