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Whose Obamacare Stories Are Worth Telling?

by Peter Hart | Nov 3, 2013 | Media, Politics

(Steven Beshear | Source: NBC) The biggest Obamacare-related media scandal of the moment is, of course, the fact that some people who buy individual insurance policies have been receiving cancellation letters. The implication is that when Obama assured people that they could keep their policies if they liked them, he wasn’t telling the truth. The […]

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On Shutdown, Media Should Play the Blame Game

by Peter Hart | Oct 7, 2013 | Media, Politics

(Brian Williams | Source: NBC News) The government shutdown is, in some ways, a really easy story to understand—if the press wants to report it that way. The Republican House passes a spending bill that would fund the federal government—and defund or delay certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate, with its Democratic […]

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Miss America Meets the Morons

by Manuel Barcia | Sep 18, 2013 | Culture, Media

(Photo: AP via NPR) Living in a world that hosts a large population of bigoted, ignorant people can do strange things to you. For instance, I never thought for a minute that I would, at any point in my life, find myself writing an opinion piece on a Miss America pageant contest or its aftermath. […]

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‘Tech’ Is Misnomer for Internet Giants

by Darwin Bondgraham | Sep 16, 2013 | Economy, Media

(New “Mad Men” Sergey Brin and Larry Page | Source: Creative Commons) The British humorist Douglas Adams once summed up the trajectory of computers and the internet in four teleological sentences: “First, we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII—and we thought it was […]

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Fox News Punks Bill O’Reilly

by Peter Lindstrom | Aug 15, 2013 | Media, Politics

(Lauren Green and Reza Aslan | Source: Fox News) By now everyone has heard about what happened when Reza Aslan, author of Zealot, was interviewed by Fox News’ Lauren Green. Aslan’s book is an account of the historic Jesus and had been doing brisk business so Aslan’s was on a media tour. It so happens […]

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