Media (page 9)

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    Senator takes on Big Tech

    Emily Jashinsky of the Federalist documents one Republican U.S. senator’s battle against a giant tech firm. Facebook has become a kitchen table issue, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., knows it. His aggressive approach to the Silicon Valley giant, and the tech industry more broadly, is both nuanced and…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    CJ reports: Latest Civitas Poll shows likely voters concerned about environment, education spending

    Carolina Journal reports on the latest Civitas Poll results. Most North Carolina voters think the media has covered Robert Mueller’s investigation too much, but a majority also approve of Mueller’s performance as special counsel. The data comes from the latest Civitas Institute statewide survey. The conservative public policy…
    Anna Manning, May 15, 2019
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    The environment’s getting cleaner, but we’re still hectored into thinking it’s getting worse

    Meanwhile, the U.S. quietly (with help from North Carolina) leads the world in emissions reductions. Why quietly? Good question.
    Jon Sanders, May 14, 2019
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    More deception by omission to promote film tax incentives

    Years ago I wrote about how "They probably expect you don’t know we didn’t have film incentives until 2005." That's still a problem, as illustrated by a recent WRAL piece discussing about the 1984 film "Firestarter" in the context of film incentives.
    Jon Sanders, May 13, 2019
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    “Perhaps years hence” revisited again

    Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
    Jon Sanders, May 9, 2019
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    WRAL’s deceptive headline

    No one who read the headline below would know that the story primarily is about two virtual charter schools and a handful of annual charter renewal candidates, rather than charter schools generally.
    Terry Stoops, May 9, 2019
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    French focuses on social media censorship

    David French of National Review Online highlights a key problem related to social media censorship. … Silicon Valley has lost the public trust of tens of millions of Americans. They know the rules are malleable. They know double standards apply. And they know that the campus-censorship culture is…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019
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    Put down your phone … after you read this, of course

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights new survey results about a technological concern. A third of Americans have worried that they spend too much time on their phones, a new poll from the Deseret News finds, which is more than three times as many as…
    Mitch Kokai, May 3, 2019