Media (page 5)

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    Media failure: Don’t let the narrative trump the facts

    Six years ago, long before it would have represented a clever play on words involving our current president, the headline of a Carolina Journal Online column urged media outlets: “Don’t let the narrative trump the facts.” That headline comes to mind this morning as Senate leader Phil Berger’s office…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on Wake County’s order to nix a local church’s plan for drive-through Sunday services. The Daily Journal highlights a recent court ruling that distinguishes between a social media rant and a legitimate death threat.
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2020
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    How is tripling the price of eggs NOT ‘gouging’? WRAL’s Smart Shopper writes a smart piece

    This is one of the best articles I've read in the local press on the subject. Smart job, Smart Shopper.
    Jon Sanders, March 31, 2020
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    Coronavirus tests media outlets

    Mark Hemingway writes for Real Clear Politics about one interesting revelation from the COVID-19 pandemic. The coronavirus crisis is a make-or-break moment for the American media. According to Wednesday’s Gallup poll on the coronavirus response, “Hospitals Rated Best, News Media Worst.” The survey shows that 44% of the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 30, 2020
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    Important questions tied to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online asks questions linked to the coronavirus panic. There are a lot of known unknowns and paradoxes in these times of uncertainty. Here are a few. 1) Trump is criticized as both “racist” and “xenophobic” in his condemnations of the “Chinese” virus,…
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
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    Appeals Court panel tosses out death threat conviction based on Facebook post

    The N.C. Court of Appeals has thrown out a death threat case against a Macon County man. He had been convicted in 2018 of using a Facebook post to threaten the local district attorney. In opinions taking up 123 pages, appellate judges explained why David Taylor’s social media comments…
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports on Charter Communications’ offer of free internet access to N.C. public school students affected by school closings. The Daily Journal explains that concerns about coronavirus testing remind us about the importance of health care supply.
    Mitch Kokai, March 17, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    If not for Carolina Journal’s reporting, few people would have learned that the N.C. Department of Transportation had purchased a former circus train and parked its cars in a wooded area of Nash County. Rick Henderson discusses that story for the next Carolina Journal Radio. Henderson also…
    Mitch Kokai, March 6, 2020