Media (page 9)

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    Trump’s ongoing impact on reality TV

    Emily Jashinsky writes for the Federalist about one way in which the president continues to influence popular network television. Sean Spicer is cruising through “Dancing with the Stars” on two left feet. He’s certainly not surviving on the merits of his dancing, and I’m not sure it’s his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx’s bill to restore federal contracts to nonprofits serving the blind and disabled. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of local news coverage for preserving self-governance.
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    Physician, heal thyself: Washington Post edition

    Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon highlights an inconvenient report from one of the nation’s leading mainstream media outlets. A study conducted by Washington Post reporters uncovered evidence of a gender and racial pay gap at their own newspaper. A contractual agreement between the Washington Post Newspaper…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Does the N&O need to accept outside money to produce puff pieces on the governor?

    It's hard to distinguish this reporting, such as it is, from a release from the governor's press office. The article takes at face value terms and assumptions used by the governor that ought to be challenged. It also misses several opportunities to provide additional context.
    Jon Sanders, November 6, 2019
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    National Review column highlights new flick on Jordan Peterson

    Kyle Smith offers National Review Online readers an introduction to the provocative academic Jordan Peterson. Peterson became a celebrated outcast by saying he wouldn’t do injury to truth (much less grammar) by submitting to a bill that he believes significantly restricts speech, citing his intent to continue to…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019
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    That weird disconnect between the money and editorial sections

    The money sections like to print helpful articles on helping people stretch their scarce dollars and warning against the pain of higher prices on necessities. The editorial sections favor policies that confiscate those dollars and create that pain.
    Jon Sanders, October 21, 2019
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    A scary Sesame Street

    Kyle Smith of National Review Online questions a recent addition to a beloved children’s television program. Sesame Street is rightly beloved, but I’m not sure moving into the area of opioid addiction is a good idea. A new green Muppet, Karli, is a foster child whose mother is…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2019
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    Media’s soft treatment of Warren

    Derek Hunter explains at TownHall.com why it’s good for Elizabeth Warren to be a Democrat when dealing with media scrutiny. Imagine a world free of consequences. More than that, a world where your bad acts are largely ignored and where those that aren’t are absolved, where excuses are…
    Mitch Kokai, October 14, 2019