Media (page 4)

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    Commentary editor considers NYT’s 1619 project

    John Podhoretz of Commentary takes aim at the New York Times‘ attempt to rewrite American history. The New York Times’ “1619 Project” exploring American history cunningly dates itself not only to the forced arrival on these shores of indentured Africans but to the year before the arrival of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online offers a status report for the first school in North Carolina’s Innovative School District. John Trump’s Daily Journal focuses on the need to rebuild solid local journalism.
    Mitch Kokai, October 3, 2019
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    Columnist contends one paragraph says a lot about media bias

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist dissects a single paragraph from a single media report to tell a larger story about media bias. ABC News’ White House correspondent Karen Travers approvingly tweeted out a paragraph of a front-page Washington Post rant written by Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, and Rachel…
    Mitch Kokai, September 24, 2019
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    Historian rebuts NYT’s skewed narrative

    Wilfred McClay uses a Commentary column to critique the New York Times‘ new slant on American history. The New York Times seems to have made a grand splash with the August debut of its 1619 Project, which it unveiled to the world as an audacious effort to “reframe”…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019
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    Hollywood’s ‘fake news’ problem

    Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti, Hollywood suffers from a “fake news” problem. So says Christian Toto at DailyWire.com. While one news outlet after another endures self-inflicted wounds, another liberal group suffers right along with them: The Hollywood Resistance™. Celebrities have never been more vocal,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 23, 2019
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    Reality commits another mugging

    Matthew Continetti writes for National Review Online about one liberal counterpart’s recent enlightenment. Few journalists are as respected by, and respectable to, liberals as The Atlantic’s George Packer. The author of The Assassin’s Gate (2005), The Unwinding (2013), and a recently published biography of Richard Holbrooke, Our Man,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Against federal court packing

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online rebuts a high-profile columnist’s recommendations for the future of the federal judiciary. Jamelle Bouie of the New York Times has written a brief for federal court-packing — not only of the Supreme Court but of the federal judiciary at large — a…
    Mitch Kokai, September 19, 2019
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    Disturbing Thought About the Internet

    From Spotted Toad: If the internet were collectively acting as a gradually awakening alien super-intelligence manipulating humans into giving it near total control over their lives, making occasional mistakes and encountering setbacks but correcting &adjusting its course, would it look any different?…
    Jon Guze, September 18, 2019