Media (page 5)

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    Beto, the press, and America

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes exception to recent pronouncements from a second- or third-tier Democratic presidential candidate and a major news outlet. Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned over…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2019
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    Look what budget surpluses made them write

    Ongoing good results from empirically sound policies of lower taxes, regulations, and spending isn't a problem for North Carolinians. They are, however, a real problem for the editorial board of the N&O.
    Jon Sanders, August 20, 2019
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    Shocker! Prominent NYT blog shows bias against the political right

    David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon shines light on another case of mainstream media bias. “The Interpreter” blog and newsletter at the New York Times is more likely to report on “far right” politicians and movements around the world than “far left” ones, an analysis finds. Described…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2019
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    WaPo whopper dissected

    Becket Adams highlights for the Washington Examiner a piece of amazingly bad journalism from one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. It is painful reading all the corrections added to a July 23 Washington Post article about black families and southern farmland. But one cannot help but…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2019
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    Assessing the media response to the latest mass shootings

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon explores media reaction to the latest mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. Journalists tend to get especially animated when reporting on and pontificating about gun violence tragedies. Most journalists are human beings, so in many ways this is just a normal…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2019
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    Fund warns against appeasing Chinese censors

    John Fund of National Review Online takes American movie makers to task for their willingness to bow to pressure from Chinese censors. China is now the big player in global cinema. “The Chinese film market is going to be the largest film market in short order,” Charles Rivkin,…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2019
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    National Review columnist tackles latest Twitter tussle

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online explains how a recent Twitter incident helps bolster his argument about social media’s ills. As you may be aware thanks to my merciless flogging of it, I have a new book out called The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of…
    Mitch Kokai, July 30, 2019
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    Facebook and competition

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports one former Facebook executive’s reaction to the federal government’s $5 billion fine for the social media giant. Former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos said Wednesday that people are missing the most important element involved in holding the Silicon Valley company responsible…
    Mitch Kokai, July 26, 2019