Posts Tagged ‘ Press ’

American press playing Russian roulette with Election coverage

October 16, 2016
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American press playing Russian roulette with Election coverage

From the first amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;”. The Founders of this great nation felt so strongly of the importance of free speech and a free press to the protection of a free and independent people they made that concept the…

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An ideological press is an impotent press

October 11, 2015
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An ideological press is an impotent press

Gene Policinski, had a column last Tuesday on National Newspaper Week that opened with “The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.” While I have no…

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A preening press and its Iraq hypotheticals

May 24, 2015
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A preening press and its Iraq hypotheticals

 There’s a new parlor game making the rounds with the political reporting class. An interviewer sits down with a 2016 Presidential hopeful, highlights the chaos in the Middle East and pivots to: “Knowing what we know now, was it a mistake then to invade Iraq”? The premise being that it’s a straight, simple line from…

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor offended by ‘libtard’ but silent as paper’s cartoonist spreads hate unfettered

July 23, 2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor offended by ‘libtard’ but silent as paper’s cartoonist spreads hate unfettered

Each week this column starts out pretty much the same. Weekend coffee, the news of the day and a topics list. Some obvious, (last week’s 45th anniversary of Apollo 11) other weeks, not so much. This was one of those weeks. While the topics were many, (the collapse of our southern border, the shoot down…

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VA scandal: Is the 4th estate reclaiming its throne from Obama?

May 28, 2014
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VA scandal:  Is the 4th estate reclaiming its throne from Obama?

Last Wednesday, President Obama entered the White House briefing room (late again) and finally addressed reports of widespread misconduct at Department of Veteran’s Affairs facilities across the country. Mr. Obama stated: “if these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it – period.” Sounds forceful and…

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Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘hate report’ inspires L.A. Times ‘hate speech’ editorial on ‘patriot’ terrorists

March 19, 2013
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Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘hate report’ inspires L.A. Times ‘hate speech’ editorial on ‘patriot’ terrorists

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest ‘hate’ report and the L.A. Times editorial board, Americans now have as much to fear from ‘patriot’ terrorists as we do Al Qaeda.  If using ‘hate speech’ to promote a report on ‘hate’ was a Pulitzer Prize category, the Times would be a shoe in this year.…

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