Media (page 7)

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    UVa boosts problematic 1619 Project

    John Hirschauer writes at National Review Online about the University of Virginia’s role in promoting a dubious history project from the New York Times. The University of Virginia is hosting a “talk” between UVA president James Ryan and the New York Times‘s Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 30, 2020
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    Mass media and moral panic

    Russell Paul La Valle writes for the American Thinker about the media‘s major role in fostering “moral panic.” In early October, Chuck Todd stared stone-faced into MSNBC’s living rooms and intoned gravely, “I don’t say this lightly, but let’s be frank — a national nightmare is upon us.
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020
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    “50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions”

    CEI lays them out in a recent post. It’s a long list, but here are a few highlights: “The time of famines is upon us and will be at its worst and most disastrous by 1975.” (1968) “New ice age coming.” (1971) “Earth…
    Jon Guze, January 26, 2020
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    Predictably partisan news coverage

    Andrew Malcolm of McClatchy Newspapers ponders the predictability of today’s mainstream news media coverage. Once upon a time, news in these United States was, well, new. And people wanted to know the latest happenings. Now, however, much of the nation’s news and the people in it — even…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2020
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    Dishonesty rather than stupidity among media audiences

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online considers the absurd lengths to which his news organization goes to avoid offending readers. I don’t think most people who read the news are too stupid to understand the news. I think they are too dishonest. I am frankly embarrassed that we’ve…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2020
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    The media’s continuing decline

    David Catron of the American Spectator looks into the long-term impact of media malfeasance. During a recent CNN interview, New Yorker editor David Remnick expressed consternation with the public’s refusal to accept at face value what the news media report about President Trump. Our intransigence, it seems, is…
    Mitch Kokai, December 31, 2019
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    An interesting take on the world’s most influential books

    Larry Alex Taunton offers American Spectator readers a list of his choices for history’s top 10 most influential books. 10. The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890), Alfred Thayer Mahan My first entry will surprise some readers. It is also the most recent work to be included on…
    Mitch Kokai, December 30, 2019
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    Rand Paul challenges social media giants

    John McCormack of National Review Online details the Kentucky senator’s latest campaign. Kentucky senator Rand Paul is signing on to a bill attempting to help a struggling industry, print and digital news organizations, by giving them more power to negotiate the terms under which Google and Facebook may…
    Mitch Kokai, December 18, 2019