Media (page 4)

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    Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
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    Tan-suit anniversary and media mishaps

    Becket Adams of the Washington Examiner comments on an interesting anniversary from the Obama era. Five years ago, former President Barack Obama revealed at a White House press briefing that he had no strategy to defeat the Islamic State. Members of the press and a handful of right-wing…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    Biden, Trump, misstatements, and media spin

    Kalev Leetaru uses a Real Clear Politics column to compare media coverage of false statements from President Trump and potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. When a politician stretches the truth, did he “misspeak” or did he “lie”? The way in which fact-checkers frame the hyperbole and falsehoods that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    The problem of deepfakes

    Madeleine Kearns of National Review Online describes the growing threat of a problem rooted in technological prowess. Intelligence officials, including the director of the FBI, have said that they expect an increase in foreign meddling in 2020. Naturally, then, so does the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In order…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    National Review editor to NYT: ‘Stop whining’

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes a leading national newspaper to task. The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it. A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social-media…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    NYT revives the ‘King Cotton’ thesis

    Recent “HeadLocke” guest Phillip Magness writes for National Review Online that a new high-profile project from the New York Times revives a discredited historical argument. “I say that cotton is king, and that he waves his scepter not only over these 33 states, but over the island…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    John Calhoun and the American left

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist explores a major media outlet’s renewed focus on race. It’s impossible to understand The New York Times’ 1619 Project as anything but sweeping historical revisionism in the service of contemporary left-wing politics. The gist of the project, named for the year the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019
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    Twitter takes on state-sponsored media ads

    Nic Rowan of the Washington Free Beacon details a social media giant’s response to Chinese government shenanigans. Twitter will no longer support advertisements created by state-sponsored media entities, the social media company announced in a blog post on Monday. “Going forward, we will not accept advertising from state-controlled…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019