Media (page 4)

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    Scientific ignorance loves regulation, revisited

    It's easy for polls to find people in support of highly restrictive safety regulations, even outright bans, on things that sound scary to them, if they don't stop to think about it first — or worse, if they don't even realize they should seek more information about it first.
    Jon Sanders, May 4, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    North Carolina’s most heated political debate involves the timing and process of reopening the state’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Becki Gray analyzes that debate during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Catherine Truitt of Western Governors University North Carolina offers ideas for families grappling with…
    Mitch Kokai, May 1, 2020
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    Media praise focuses on governors with the worst COVID-19 outbreaks

    James Antle muses at the Washington Examiner about national media outlets’ interesting choice of praiseworthy politicians. They are the governors most celebrated by the media for their handling of the coronavirus. They are Democrats. They are frequent critics of President Trump. And they govern states with some of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    Biden sex assault claims raise problems for major media outlet

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist explains why the Washington Post faces a challenge as it tries to bury coverage of sexual assault claims against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. That challenge is tied to the Post’s own actions in recent political history. The Washington Post has a problem.
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Trump and ventilators: Media outlets blew the story

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights poor reporting of Trump administration actions related to ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. At a coronavirus-task-force briefing at the beginning of April, White House adviser Jared Kushner explained the approach that would — as events proved — get the country through…
    Mitch Kokai, April 21, 2020
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    Media double standard on display with Biden and Kavanaugh

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist explains how major media outlets can make amends for a major failure in the recent past. Coverage of the Joe Biden sexual assault allegation definitively shows that the media protect political allies who are accused of sexual assault and attempt to destroy those…
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2020
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    Trump briefings should stick to business

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist urges the president to avoid taking antagonistic reporters’ bait in his press briefings. Not all of President Trump’s early coronavirus briefings have been down-to-brass-tacks. Many, however, were appropriately focused, calm, and dry — for the most part. It’s a tone befitting the perilous…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    Media miss good COVID-19 developments

    David Catron of the American Spectator explores major media outlets’ responses to recent COVID-19 news. The disappointment was palpable in every syllable of the headline: “Everything Is Awful. So Why Is the Stock Market Booming?” The author of this New York Times “analysis,” Neil Irwin, was clearly confused…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2020