August 2, 2021
Curriculum: Social Media is a Cesspool

At the end of the 2020-21 school year, Paso Robles High School's last day of classes consisted of two separate cohorts of students coming to classes for 15 minutes. It's unclear what exactly was supposed to be accomplished in these super-short classes, it was anticipated that attendance would be low, and the teachers I was […]

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June 3, 2021
Our Horrible Media: Corrections and Celebrity Outrage Clickbait

Corrections policies, especially at newspapers, used to be pretty straightforward. In most cases, they'd run in the same, dedicated spot in the section of the newspaper in which the story they were correcting first appeared. So, corrections on AP wire stories often ran on A2. If it was a correction to a feature piece in […]

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April 7, 2021
Jurists speak out against our left-wing media

A couple of jurists, one from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the other on the Supreme Court, have made some interesting comments in legal opinions that highlight an important issue in the media today: The nearly complete consolidation by the political left. Jurist #1: Laurence Silberman, D.C. Court of Appeals Last month, Judge Laurence […]

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March 19, 2021
My First Twitter Ban (or: Why Context Matters)

Twitter, by its very nature, is not conducive to rational discussion of nuanced viewpoints, which is probably why I'll lose my appeal of my Twitter ban and be forced to delete my Tweet. (Which I might've done anyway since there's a misspelling and no edit button.) For the record, all tweets in this post will […]

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February 9, 2021
Madness at The New York Times Part 2

Another day, some more madness regarding The New York Times' recent firing of their star COVID-19 reporter Donald McNeil Jr. If you haven't read the previous post regarding this issue, then please do so now before continuing. Today's Washington Post has an article on the controversy by media critic Eric Wemple. The article helpfully contains some […]

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September 29, 2019
Last Week in Bad Journalism: Des Moines Register

It was a great, feel-good story that dropped right in the laps of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago and they turned it into one of the most glaring examples of bad journalism since the week before. ESPN's College Gameday was in Ames Iowa for the annual intrastate rivalry between the Iowa State Cyclones and […]

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November 6, 2018
Election Day 2018

Today is Election Day 2018, unless you're a Democrat, in which case it's tomorrow. The nice thing about running your own site, is that that old, lame joke doesn't get you banned. What's going to happen? Answer: I don't know. The consensus seems to be that the Democrats will take the House; by 20+ seats […]

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April 26, 2017
Donald Trump's First 100 Days

Yesterday I went on the Dave Congalton show on 920 KVEC to discuss Donald Trump's First 100 Days in office. As is the usual, I always enjoy talking with Dave and often the callers give me good reason to laugh—sometimes in agreement and sometimes…well, you know. If you're interested, you can listen to the show […]

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March 4, 2017
Radio Appearance

Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk with local radio talk show host Dave Congalton on his Hometown Radio show on 920 KVEC for an hour. You can find the audio of our discussion here. We talked briefly about the decision of the San Luis Obispo Tribune to let me go as their conservative columnist, media bias […]

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