Media (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. State Board of Elections’ decision to rehire Karen Brinson Bell as executive director. John Hood’s CJ Opinion relates a lesson learned from his work with noted political columnist and television pundit Fred Barnes. Brian Balfour’s CJ Opinion…
    Mitch Kokai, May 17, 2021
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    CDC: “less than 10 percent” is scarier than 0 percent, so let’s run with that

    Back in August 2020, I reviewed scientific research into the question of “asymptomatic transmission” of Covid-19. The concluding section of my review begins under the header “Your risk from a chance encounter is indistinguishable from zero.” Here is a relevant quotation: There’s nothing scientific about quarantining the healthy or…
    Jon Sanders, May 12, 2021
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    Good advice for conservative politicians who must deal with media

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explains how Republicans in positions of political power can avoid self-inflicted wounds. If you’re a Republican officeholder, it is a fact of life that most of the media will be against you, and look for opportunities to make you look stupid, reckless,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 7, 2021
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    Martin Center column questions UNC journalism school’s new staff addition

    Jay Schalin of the Martin Center wonders whether the UNC-Chapel Hill journalism school is really a “ministry of propaganda.” Nikole Hannah-Jones has agreed to accept a Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism in July. According to a press release issued by the school, Hannah-Jones is a “Pulitzer Prize-winning…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: UNC honors creator of discredited 1619 Project

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” questions the UNC-Chapel Hill journalism school’s decision to hire the creator of the 1619 Project. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2021
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    Top newspaper to stop tracking Biden lies

    Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon details an interesting development at one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. The Washington Post will no longer maintain a database of President Joe Biden’s false and misleading claims, executive fact checker Glenn Kessler announced this week. The paper, owned…
    Mitch Kokai, April 29, 2021
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    Dangers linked to an increasingly online world

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online shares his concerns about our forced move toward online-only interaction. We shifted from in-person schooling to online schooling. We shifted from restaurant meals to take-out. We shifted from movie theaters to streaming services. We shifted from in-person visits with our doctors to…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2021
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    NYT changes tune on absentee ballot fraud

    Eric Felten explains in a Federalist column that the New York Times has dropped its long-standing concerns about absentee ballots. To pass a law limiting absentee ballots, as Georgia recently did, is no longer to choose a side in a legitimate debate over how to balance ballot integrity…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2021