Media (page 8)

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    Facebook and the First Amendment

    Brendan Carr writes for National Review Online about Facebook’s troubled relationship with a basic constitutional right. Facebook is under mounting scrutiny for its approach to moderating online speech. Lawmakers and the public alike have serious questions about the decisions Facebook chooses to make about the things you can…
    Mitch Kokai, April 11, 2019
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    SPLC and social media ties

    Chris White of the Daily Caller reports the latest developments in social media companies’ ties to the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center. Twitter appears to be one of the only big tech companies to back out of an alliance with the Southern Poverty Law Center after the group’s…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2019
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    McClatchy columnist waits for Trump critics to admit they were wrong

    Andrew Malcolm‘s latest McClatchy newspaper column analyzes reaction to the release of the final report from special counsel Robert Mueller. The diverse individual reactions, ranging from hypocritical praise to absolute denial, matter less than the overall canvas of so many dysfunctional democratic institutions and individuals on all sides.
    Mitch Kokai, April 3, 2019
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    Prepare for new attack on mainstream media outlets

    Monica Showalter explains at the American Thinker why some media outlets might come to regret their role in the “Russian collusion” story. … Republicans are raring to go after the mainstream media, using their atrocious strings of lies and “narratives” that fell apart after the Mueller report on…
    Mitch Kokai, April 1, 2019
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    A revelation: ‘People like nice things that somebody else pays for’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online pokes fun at a fellow columnist who fails to grasp the absurdity of his words. Writing in the New York Times, Sean McElwee has produced an example of one of my favorite genres of political writing: “The idealized version of my preference…
    Mitch Kokai, March 29, 2019
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    Soros linked to hate crime database

    Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon looks into a popular database of hate crime information. Liberal billionaire George Soros bankrolls a massive “hate crime” database that is used by more than 100 media partners—including Google News Labs, New York Times Opinion, and ABC News—to report alleged hate…
    Mitch Kokai, March 28, 2019
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    The media disconnect on consumer expenses

    On the editorial side, media prefer higher taxes and higher costs on families by government policies. But they also have consumer-help desks that report on ways families can save money.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2019