Media (page 8)

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    Google this: anti-conservative bias

    Arthur Bloom of the Daily Caller highlights the latest dubious action from Google. The Republican Google engineer who penned an open letter about the company’s “outrage mobs” and “witch hunts” was fired on Friday, The Daily Caller has learned. Last Wednesday, Mike Wacker was put on paid administrative…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    Chernobyl series succeeds despite creators’ intent

    Kyle Smith writes for National Review Online about the perhaps unexpected lessons to be learned from a new HBO miniseries. What Trump haters see in Chernobyl is this: Like the Soviet bureaucracy, Trump is hostile to the truth and won’t budge even when told he’s wrong. In the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    Cronyism wins when media get lazy

    Here's how media are often lazy in failing to recognize cronyism: they'll suspend their suspicion of big business getting cozy with government when that coziness coincides with their own political preferences.
    Jon Sanders, June 6, 2019
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    Shifting reactions to declassified intelligence

    David Catron of the American Spectator highlights mainstream media outlets’ changing attitudes about transparency and the Trump administration. When Nancy Pelosi decided to appease the impeachment hawks in her caucus by accusing President Trump of engaging in a cover-up, the media responded with undisguised glee. The New York…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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    Applying the GOT finale to real life

    Bummed about the “Game of Thrones” finale? Perhaps you’ll find some solace in Kevin Williamson‘s analysis at National Review Online. Game of Thrones ends where it began: The mad monarch has been assassinated; the king-slayer, who had vowed to defend that mad monarch with his life, takes on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 23, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill heading to the governor that would loosen North Carolina’s restrictions on craft brewers. The Daily Journal focuses on two opinion columns that could influence the Republican primary in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race.
    Mitch Kokai, May 21, 2019
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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