Ill-served by the media

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We’re being ill-served by the media. Despite the oft-repeated chest-thumping that “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” or “Speaking Truth to Power,” the majority of the mainstream media is suffering from both Trump Derangement Syndrome—the inclination to take any claim which puts Donald Trump in a bad light as automatically true—and simply lazy reporting. That was the […]

Media Bias at the Local Level

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Yesterday, radio talk show host Dave Congalton marked his 27th year hosting his Hometown Radio show on 920 KVEC in San Luis Obispo. One of his guests was Joe Tarica, the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s new editor. You can listen to the interview here. Before taking calls (including mine) for the second half of the show, […]

Sexual assault is a serious crime

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Sexual assault is a serious crime, and it should be treated as such. Since 2011, when the Obama administration’s Education Department released its infamous “Dear Colleague” letter, many colleges and universities have taken it upon themselves to create a legal system that bears more in common with star chambers than with the legal regime under the […]