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Corruption, Super PACs, and Why the Media Hasn’t Covered Democracy Spring

Twenty-nine seconds: according to Lee Fang and Zaid Jilani of The Intercept, this is how much time cable news networks Fox News and MSNBC devoted to daytime and afternoon TV coverage of the Democracy Spring protests as of April 12. On April 11, when … Continue reading

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How Well is the Media Vetting Donald Trump?

But quantity does not necessarily imply quality. While coverage has been abundant, it is worth exploring the nature of that coverage, and, specifically, whether the media is adequately vetting Trump as a candidate. Chuck Todd, the host of NBC’s Meet the … Continue reading

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Ignoring What ‘They Say:’ How To Let Yourself Disagree with Conventional Wisdom

This morning, after a few minutes of online browsing, my girlfriend said to me – matter-of-factly over her cup of steaming coffee – that, “They say that Clinton won the debate last night.” I know why she said that, because … Continue reading

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Is Television Ruining Our Political Discourse?

“The medium is the message.” Of the countless theories, concepts, and aphorisms generated by academia within the last half-century, few have been as insightful or as influential as the notion that “the medium is the message.” Coined by the Canadian … Continue reading

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3 Biggest Hurdles Bernie Sanders Will Need to Clear to Finish the Race

As the number of Republican presidential candidates grows on a seemingly daily basis, the Democratic field is slowly becoming more crowded. It now includes Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). While Sanders entered the race as a … Continue reading

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There is Bias in the Media…It’s Just Not A Liberal Bias

Tige Richardson’s recent piece on the media’s dismissive attitude toward Bernie Sanders’ campaign is the latest evidence against the myth that there is a liberal or left-wing bias in the mainstream media. And while its transparent, unanimous, and extremely premature declaration … Continue reading

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Amid New Allegations and Disclosures, Hillary Clinton Faces Scrutiny Over Donors’ Influence

Since the release of the book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer, a conservative scholar and Republican consultant, Hillary Clinton has faced scrutiny over whether contributions to the Clintons and their charitable initiatives influenced her behavior while secretary of state. Schweizer’s discussion of the book … Continue reading

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