Media (page 9)

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    Rush’s impact on American presidents

    Tevi Troy explores the late radio host Rush Limbaugh’s influence on the White House and the conservative movement. Rush Limbaugh’s conservative radio talk show debuted on August 1, 1988, at the tail end of Ronald Reagan’s years in the White House. Limbaugh was little noticed initially and arrived…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2021
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    All you need is love

    Since we're forbidden to credit seasonality, I think I've come up with a better spurious explanation for falling cases than the masks and other restrictions. The more people are spending money on Valentine's gifts, the fewer new cases of COVID-19 there are.
    Jon Sanders, February 12, 2021
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    Snapchat poses another social media problem

    Think public school teachers are indoctrinating students? Evita Duffy writes for the Federalist about a social media platform that poses a larger threat. You saw Twitter suppress and censor the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. You know Google conspired with NBC to try and deplatform The Federalist. You watched…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2021
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    NYT feud demonstrates major media silliness

    Aaron Sibarium writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a controversial staffing change at the nation’s most prominent newspaper. The “resignation” of star New York Times science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has sparked a furious back-and-forth among Times staffers, many of whom are outraged over the Gray Lady’s…
    Mitch Kokai, February 10, 2021
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    Left focuses its rage on Dolly Parton

    Monica Showalter of the American Thinker highlights a new high-profile target for the loony left. Dolly Parton. How is this for obnoxious? Leftists, one after another, have put a target on country music legend Dolly Parton’s back. Her crime against political correctness? Making a Super Bowl ad for…
    Mitch Kokai, February 9, 2021
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    Aristotle vs. WRAL’s false wit

    Aristotle would have warned WRAL about this. “Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor,” he said, “for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.”
    Jon Sanders, February 5, 2021
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    Biden’s mouthpiece loses a little luster

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner notes a change in media responses to the Biden administration’s chief spokeswoman. President Biden’s chief spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, was welcomed back to the White House with rave reviews. But two weeks after her opening briefing on Inauguration Day, the novelty of a…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2021
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    WRAL opinion page editor Seth Effron offers absurd defense of revolting cartoon

    I don’t buy Effron’s explanation that the “editorial cartoon by Dennis Draughon is meant to point out that these members of the State Board are trying to wipe out from the social studies curriculum the record of racism which includes the Klan and the segregationist practices that were…
    Terry Stoops, February 4, 2021