Media (page 6)

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    The helpful corrective offered by ‘1776 Unites’

    Ziva Dahl writes for the American Spectator about a project designed to counter the New York Times‘ destructive 1619 Project. A group of predominantly black scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs, clergy, and community leaders, led by Robert Woodson Sr., a respected anti-poverty activist, have launched “1776 Unites” to counter the…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on its seven new N.C. Press Association awards. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal reflects on lessons learned during her first month in the Land of the Long Leaf Pine.
    Mitch Kokai, February 28, 2020
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    Media malpractice and the coronavirus

    Michael Brendan Dougherty takes major media outlets to task at National Review Online for their approach to coronavirus stories. Maybe something about this pattern of facts infuriates you, as it does me. Maybe, like me, you’ve been alarmed by the social-media snippets coming out of China. Especially when…
    Mitch Kokai, February 26, 2020
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    WRAL’s poll could put WRAL’s fact-checking partner to work

    If there is one political issue that's defined North Carolina politics for nearly a year now, it's Gov. Roy Cooper's decision to veto the state budget. Cooper frames the budget debate as "a choice between further cuts in corporate taxes or investments in our teachers." PolitiFact's done nothing with Cooper's depiction. WRAL doubled down with a poll supporting it.
    Jon Sanders, February 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online about a Venezuelan freedom activist’s warning to N.C. State students about the dangers of socialism. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains why we need journalism more than ever, even as the newspaper industry declines.
    Mitch Kokai, February 21, 2020
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    Hollywood’s embrace of victimhood

    Eddie Scarry writes for the New York Post about a tedious trait of today’s trendy Hollywood offerings. The 24 million people who watched this year’s Academy Awards got to see what Hollywood has become: an industry that cares less about producing quality entertainment, and more about reinforcing a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    Checking fact-checking facts

    David Harsanyi explains at National Review Online his concerns about mainstream media outlets’ fact-checking operations. For me, at least, the most grating aspect of contemporary “fact-checking” isn’t the dubious journalistic nature of the project, or the endlessly nitpicking of every Republican utterance, whether it’s particularly misleading or not.
    Mitch Kokai, February 7, 2020
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    “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020