Media (page 6)

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    Why are media so blatantly deceptive about Senate Bill 359?

    To be clear, Senate Bill 359 would not affect the legality of abortion in North Carolina in any way. So why do media and opponents refer to it as an "anti-abortion bill," "abortion bill," a "new restriction against abortion," etc.?
    Jon Sanders, May 20, 2019
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    Martin Center column critiques ‘citation cartels’

    Richard Phelps writes for the Martin Center about a little-known practice that prevents some academic research from reaching the public. The public relies on journalists to learn about and share academic research. Public knowledge can be undermined, however, when academics try to influence what research journalists cover or limit…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2019
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    Senator takes on Big Tech

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist documents one Republican U.S. senator’s battle against a giant tech firm. Facebook has become a kitchen table issue, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., knows it. His aggressive approach to the Silicon Valley giant, and the tech industry more broadly, is both nuanced and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    The environment’s getting cleaner, but we’re still hectored into thinking it’s getting worse

    Meanwhile, the U.S. quietly (with help from North Carolina) leads the world in emissions reductions. Why quietly? Good question.
    Jon Sanders, May 14, 2019
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    More deception by omission to promote film tax incentives

    Years ago I wrote about how "They probably expect you don’t know we didn’t have film incentives until 2005." That's still a problem, as illustrated by a recent WRAL piece discussing about the 1984 film "Firestarter" in the context of film incentives.
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2019
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    “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
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    WRAL’s deceptive headline

    No one who read the headline below would know that the story primarily is about two virtual charter schools and a handful of annual charter renewal candidates, rather than charter schools generally.
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2019