Media (page 3)

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    Media wages war on words

    David Harsanyi laments at National Review Online efforts within major media outlets to dictate the words people use. I recently ran across a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that lays out four racist words and phrases that should be banished from the English language. It begins like this:…
    Mitch Kokai, July 10, 2020
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    COVID hospitalizations in context

    At 1,034 hospitalizations, we're about one-twelfth of the best-case scenario hospitalizations projected now. Taken in context, this scary number is good news, not bad.
    Jon Sanders, July 9, 2020
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    Media, academia help the left wage the culture war

    Sumantra Maitra writes for the Federalist about a good place for conservatives to start addressing damage done in the culture war. The day President Trump defended Walt Whitman at Mount Rushmore, a professor writing for the Washington Post argued it is time to rethink the global legacy of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 9, 2020
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    Graphing COVID: Deaths and known cases

    We're testing more, we're finding more cases, and we're finding more asymptomatic and barely symptomatic cases, so therefore we're witnessing a falling proportion of cases that are deadly. As of today, the average deaths per day is half of where it was on June 2.
    Jon Sanders, July 7, 2020
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    Fighting back in the ‘cultural civil war’

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist offers readers ideas for counting the current anti-American narrative. Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along with not a few Republicans and Independents) have all caved under pressure from the woke mob, more or…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    NY Times joins Democratic Party in dissing Mount Rushmore

    Josh Christenson writes for the Washington Free Beacon about the latest attack on one of America’s most well-loved monuments. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s Friday visit to Mount Rushmore the New York Times published an article criticizing the racist history of the memorial, its sculptor, and the “complicated…
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 ā€” the first time in three months ā€” that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020
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    Fighting the narrative of a failed reopening

    Editors at National Review Online reach different conclusions from most of their media brethren about the impact of reopening the economy in states across the country. Now, states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona have seen worrying increases in their positivity rates ā€” the percentage of tests that are…
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020