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Tag: media
  • Fight for Free Speech Highlighted in The New Hampshire

    Young Americans for Liberty has been mentioned in the University of New Hampshire’s school newspaper. The article titled “Students Challenge Universities’ First Amendment Limitations” mentions New Hampshire state chair Joshua Fox as one of the students fighting for free speech on campus. Fox was interviewed by The New Hampshire and was quoted saying, “We’re having …

  • Zimmerman Trial Exposure is a Distortion and a Distraction

    Within ten days of Trayvon Martin’s death on February 26, 2012, the national media discovered the story on CBS’s This Morning. Immediately, news outlets began spinning the tragedy as a “white” on black crime fueled by racial animus and met without legal prosecution. Enter the George Zimmerman trial. A trial which, by the standards of legal …

  • Are we the TMZ Generation?

    In my last post, I mentioned that the various arms of American media had begun their predictable trek down the path of low-brow, character assassination “journalism” which typifies every story that ruffles the feathers of those in the echelons of power. In one sense, it served as the impetus for that particular post, but in …

  • The Media are Like Children

    After watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Wednesday night, I enjoyed his statement on how the media is like a bunch of children. You can watch the clip below. Click “read more” to view a cartoon I created based on Stewart’s remarks.

  • MSNBC Fires Host for Asking Tough Questions

    “I am not going to do a show where I have to pretend most of the politicians in Washington are honorable gentlemen.” In the following video Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, explains why he just left MSNBC to return to his internet show after being offered more money and a smaller role. To …

  • Just Sue the Bastards

    Everyone knows the newspaper industry is in financial trouble. Low readership has put many newspapers out of business and the big guys like the New York Times and Washington Post are dying to change business models and turn a profit. Should we go all digital? Should we charge for digital copies like The Times Online …

  • Release the Journolist Archives!

    My take on the Dave Weigel controversy and the Journolist listserve, written a few days ago for The American Conservative’s blog: Andrew Breitbart is offering $100,000 for Journolist’s full archive, which he wants to make public. A furious Andrew Sullivan decries Breitbart’s efforts as attempted character assassination. But while this may perplex Sully, interest in the …

  • Media Attention from CPAC 2010

    Ron Paul wins CPAC 2010 Straw Poll with 31%. His comments on his win below… Videos Here: NBC Nightly News FOX News Russia Today MSNBC with Keith Olbermann MSNBC CNN Politics Larry King Articles Here: Reason Huffington Post POLITICO FOX News The Washington Independent Digitial Journal MSNBC HeraldTribune.com Los Angeles Times New York Magazine Examiner.com CQ …

  • YAL Events and Coverage

    Young Americans for Liberty Quinnipiac chapter will host FIRE‘s Will Creely will speak tonight on campus.  Young Americans for Liberty at the University of Houston are hosting a forum tomorrow, Thursday the 19th, for the Republican candidates for governor. Check out RUTV’s program, Wake up Rutgers!, they interviewed Zaid Abuhouran, president of the Rutgers Young …

  • Why We Stopped Caring: An Open Letter to the National Media

    To all of those in the traditional media establishment – Thanks for all of your dedication over the years, but we’re going to have to let you go. The simple reality that we get more objective facts from our Facebook feeds than we do from you. Moreover, we just don’t get you anymore. It’s like …