The Media, Social Networks, And Civility

Rich Lowry notes that the video recorded assault on Steve Crowder by pro-union demonstrators does not seem to have gotten much reaction in the mainstream media news sections. Compare the lack of mainstream media interest in this story with the many media insinuations that the Arizona shooter was or . . . . Continue Reading »

Sex and the Single Girls

” So today’s would-be Lysistratas need to develop ways of stigmatizing young women who too readily say yes to sex, just as unions do to scabs and strikebreakers. What a feminist triumph that would be .”  says James Taranto, discussing hook-up culture and the arguments about . . . . Continue Reading »

Turnout and Principles

In a way, this piece,  The GOP Turnout Myth, by Kimberley Strassell in the Wall Street Journal is very good to read.  It makes me happy.  I had heard and had been saying that conservatives stayed home and felt terrible about that.  They didn’t care?  How awful is . . . . Continue Reading »

A Partial Typology Of Political Media

1. Culturally Biased News - The people who produce CBN are mostly trying to be fair most of the time. They aren’t trying to help either Team Red or Team Blue. They understand that “both sides” have to be presented within an intellectually honest context. They want their audience . . . . Continue Reading »

The Media Ecosystem And Younger Americans

Jonathan Chait has a terrific piece on how the entertainment media shapes political opinion especially among then young. Anybody interested in the long-term trajectory of politics should read it. Conservatives should especially read it. It helps explain why youth unemployment and underemployment is . . . . Continue Reading »

Murder Most Foul

I might have mentioned that I live in Chardon, Ohio.  The other day, the boy who shot six of his classmates, killing three and wounding three others in differing degrees of severity, was up for arraignment.  His defense attorney was able to gain a delay for the trial as they prepare an . . . . Continue Reading »

The Press, the News, and Public Preference

In a post below, I used  quote from Coolidge about “the chief business of the American people is business” and the context of the quote was the intimate relationship between the press and American business, since the press is American business.  This sparked a good comment . . . . Continue Reading »

Choose Your Own Victim

The other day,  John Hinderaker, on the Powerline blog , wrote in “George Zimmerman, Not Guilty” about the mounting evidence apparently exonerating Mr. Zimmerman.  I wrote a comment that generated a positive response.  I am still trying to figure out what Postmodernism is . . . . Continue Reading »