Category Archives: Media

Thoughts About the Pope’s Resignation

Yet if Benedict XVI sets a precedent with his resignation, it may be he who is more remembered by history. Continue reading

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The Myth that Hugo Chávez Controls Venezuela’s Media

On balance, Venezuela’s media is anti-Chávez. A person who watches Venezuelan news coverage, listens to a Venezuelan radio program, or picks up a Venezuelan newspaper is more likely than not to hear bad things about Chávez. Continue reading

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Media Sites Really Ought to Update Their Election Results

As millions (or tens of millions) of votes are counted, the media organizations show Obama and Romney’s numbers remaining millions of votes below where they actually are. Continue reading

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How The News You Read About Africa Gets Made

While scouring the news around the world, I recently came across a fascinating article. Written by Laura Seay of Foreign Affairs, it criticizes the West’s media coverage of Africa. Continue reading

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Why Are All the Females at Fox News Blonde?

The women on Fox, whether they be anchors or guests, are quite different from the women found on other news channels. They wear a lot more make-up. They are a lot more, shall we say, blonde. Continue reading

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A Strange Day to Nominate Paul Ryan

Mitt Romney has just nominated Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate. Continue reading

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How the Media Portrays Africa, China, and India Differently

The media always shows India and China as making great progress. China and India are on the path to the good life. Thus the elite families portrayed in this album.

Africa, on the other hand, is perpetually portrayed as an impoverished wasteland. Dictators, starvation, war – it’s hell. Continue reading

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