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Good Old Fashioned Nullification Hatchet Job Courtesy of CNN

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CNN resurrected the old-school hatchet-job template for nullification articles this week. Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie breathlessly reported Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore “signed onto a┬áresolution┬áin 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law.” We haven’t seen an anti-nullification story following this script in quite a while. But Kaczynski and […]

Here’s Why Media Outlets Often Serve as Government Megaphones

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In many cases, media outlets serve as little more than megaphones for official sources and government narratives. Why? Many chalk it up to some kind of conspiracy, but I think it has more to do with the way media outlets “do” journalism, and the incestuous relationships this breeds between government officials and reporters. Forbes did […]

Black Churches Burning: Beware of False Narrative


Over the last few days, I’ve seen a number of stories in national media reporting on fires at black churches, predominantly in southern states. (Some reports include a fire at an Ohio church, but many don’t.) Graphics like this one push the narrative. In fact, many readers will draw their conclusions on the map alone. […]