Media (page 5)

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    National Review editors ponder the Kavanaugh smear

    Editors at National Review Online look into the latest attacks on the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. The New York Times had a significant story to tell about Brett Kavanaugh. It’s this: In a new book, the Times reporters produced new evidence that profoundly undermined the central claims…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    The NYT’s misguided attack on a Supreme Court justice

    John McCormack of National Review Online explores a major media outlet’s campaign against the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. If you opened Twitter on Sunday morning, you were likely greeted with the bombshell headline of the top trending news story: “NYT reporters’ book details new sexual assault allegation…
    Mitch Kokai, September 17, 2019
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    Trump’s tweets and the news cycle

    Kalev Leetaru of Real Clear Politics explores the link between the president’s social media pronouncements and the national news media’s priorities. Donald Trump pioneered the modern “Twitter presidency,” in which everything from policy announcements to personal musings of the moment are published through his @realDonaldTrump account. How have…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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    Leftists’ perceived ‘divine right’ to rule

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online probes Democrats’ approach to governance and political disagreements. Michelle Goldberg of the New York Times has a dream, a dream in which about half of the American people are deprived of an effective means of political representation, a dream of one-party government…
    Mitch Kokai, September 12, 2019
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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