Media Lesson from Dr. Aslan Interview: A PhD Cures Bias
There’s a lot of buzz today about this interview of Reza Aslan, a card carrying member of academia with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California about his new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. So what was the big deal? Host Lauren Green starts the interview with this question: “You’re a Muslim, so why did | Read More »
AUDIO: NPR says April “big” month for right wing terrorism
Revealing Politics has posted audio of NPR correspondent Dina Temple-Raston who claims that investigators are leaning towards a domestic terrorism because of the “timing.” Specifically that April is big for right-wing terrorism because of things like Columbine & Hitler’s birthday. I can’t remember the last time I was invited to a Hitler get-together but apparently she can. Follow @BenHowe
Tech at Night: Catching up after Easter with Aereo, Google, and Obama
I meant to post over the weekend, but with RedState so active for Easter, I decided just to cancel the Friday Tech.
Hey folks, here’s more evidence: Population density matters for Internet speeds. Wealth also matters. Those who don’t adjust for these factors, and tell you US Internet speeds are slow or bad, are selling something. Usually government.
And yes, it’s still a problem that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to oppose global Internet regulation through the ITU. Some say the administration was duped, but I think they just don’t oppose global regulation and governance. Obama wants to bow to foreign countries by letting global tyrants hijack the Internet from the free peoples of the world.
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The Media Are Objective. And This ABC Reporter’s Tweet May Leave You Needing a Shower.
Remember the media’s rush to immediately call out “lies” after last week’s Republican National Convention speeches? Compare the scrutiny (and repetition of Obama campaign tweets and emails) given last week with this tweet from ABC News’s Senior Washington Editor, posted during former president Bill Clinton’s DNC address:
this speech was a living, breathing organism. the crowd, the hall, the speech, one. #DNC2012
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) September 6, 2012
Is there any question why the absurd claim of media “objectivity” is being treated more and more like the badly-delivered joke it is by the American public? Read More >>
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Denver Post Prepares to Hire Democratic Public Relations Flack
The Denver Post is considering bringing on long-time Democratic operative Laura Chapin as a political columnist, according to a local communications consultant who was told of the plan. Michelle Balch Lyng, a strategic communications expert, was told by Denver Post editorial staff that Chapin was in the running for the position. Chapin, who previously worked as a speechwriter for Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter and as | Read More »
Why Republicans Will Never Win the PR Battle on a Government Shutdown. And Why They Shouldn’t Care.
“Should Washington’s power diminish, reporters’ access to power would diminish. Smaller government is a deal breaker for the Washington press corps.” Conservatives are prone to lament a liberal bias in the media. There is another bias conservatives should play more careful attention to because it affects even the more relatively unbiased analysts and reporters that exist on television, radio, and in print. It is the | Read More »
What Happens When President Obama Gets A Tough [Texas] Question?
What happens when President Obama gets a tough question? We haven’t known the answer to that question because for the past two years, and for the years he campaigned for president before that, President Obama hasn’t received one. Well, Texas WFAA Channel 8 reporter Brad Watson asked him more than one tough question, corrected the President, and generally did what a reporter should do. President | Read More »
Tech at Night: FCC Danger, Lefty Hypocrisy, Eric Schmidt, AT&T
Long week on my end, but thankfully it’s over as soon as I’m done writing this. But the top story is danger at the FCC. The regulator is still threatening to overstep its bounds and circumvent the Telecommunications Act, which strictly limits the amount of power the FCC has over Information Services. So now they want to redefine high-speed Internet access as something new and | Read More »
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Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) at CPAC: Not Happy With The EPA, The Feds, Or The Media
Governor Rick Perry is fed up. He sat with me Friday at CPAC shortly before speaking, where he gave a red-meat speech. The governor’s speaking placement between other presidential contenders raised some question about whether he really is going to run for President. His staff continue to insist he’s content to head the Republican Governors Association and lead Texas. I asked Governor Perry about the | Read More »
Remember That Guy Eric Fuller?
Eric Fuller finds himself lost down the same memory hole as Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, $4 gallon/gas outrage, concerns about Gitmo and warrantless wiretaps. It’s crowded down there. Democrats use people and issues for political purposes. Arguing from principle would require having them, and as far as I can tell, the Democrats are devoid of those pesky things. So, Eric Fuller, menacing crazy person that | Read More »
Is Rasmussen biased toward the Republicans? Not in California.
Certain critics either say or imply that Rasmussen Reports is skewed toward Republicans, just because this cycle he predicted early that the 2010 electorate would look nothing like that of 2008. But that’s not the same as having a partisan bias, and in fact, comparing the latest Rasmussen poll of the California Senate race with SurveyUSA hints there is no such partisan bias to be | Read More »