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Thoughts from Maharrey Head #89: Fake News


“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” This episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about fake news. There’s been a lot of talk about “fake news” over the last several months. But what exactly is fake news? Why the sudden obsession with rooting it out? And can we really be sure what we get from […]

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. […]