Media Matters
by | Jan 21, 2020

Fact checking is a tricky business. Some things are black and white and can be labeled as such. But that isn’t always the case. Let’s say that I write a story saying, “Ralph wore a black shirt to the meeting.”…

by | Jan 15, 2020

Oops! Hell hath no fury like a confused newspaper with Trump Derangement Syndrome. Behold: the Washington Post. On January 13 at 2:25 p.m., the paper headlined this: Trump amplifies incendiary tweets about Nancy Pelosi after her comments on Iran protests…

by | Jan 9, 2020

Hours after Qassem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike in Iraq, #WWIII was trending on Twitter. Many Americans, including America’s moral conscience Colin Kaepernick, took to social media to vent their outrage and apprehension at America’s militaristic imperialism. By…

by | Jan 8, 2020

There has been widespread reporting of the civil lawsuit for $100 million being brought by attorney Larry Klayman on behalf of George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin almost eight years ago. At the core of the…

by | Dec 13, 2019

They can’t stand the truth. So they can’t stand Sean Hannity. And they really can’t stand something that is now abundantly obvious. The vindication of Sean Hannity. Among the many things the witch hunt to get President Donald Trump has…

by | Nov 15, 2019

Artists have the right to block “haters” on social media, but politicians do not. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is learning this the hard way. One week ago, she settled a lawsuit that compelled her to unblock former New York State Assemblyman…

by | Nov 8, 2019

The local fish wrap recently published a hit piece on evangelical Christians by a contributing writer who used to be an investigative journalist for 60 Minutes. A forensic look at that essay, “The political challenge for NC evangelicals,” suggests that…

by | Oct 18, 2019

One of my favorite scenes in Gone With the Wind is when Rhett Butler scandalizes Atlanta society by bidding $150 in gold for a dance with Scarlett O’Hara. As she has been recently widowed — Mrs. Charles Hamilton is supposed…

by | Oct 7, 2019

The Washington Post headline would have passed me by had it not been regurgitated by the news aggregator on my phone. Instead it showed up like Cousin Eddie crashing Christmas vacation: “Trump lashes out at impeachment inquiry in fiery news…

by | Oct 1, 2019

There’s a really bad song called “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by a really bad band named Green Day. When the faux-punk outfit released the comically emo, radio-friendly single in 2004, they had no way of knowing that it…

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