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Opioid Epidemic Greatly Exaggerated?

The Fix | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
The Fix

But researchers at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas, say government data do not reflect what the media and politicians have said about the magnitude of the epidemic.

Anderson Cooper's Sexual Orientation Shouldn't Cause National Media Frenzy

The Crimson White | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
The Crimson White

When Anderson Cooper announced in a short and precisely worded email that he is, in fact, homosexual, it immediately became a national news item. ABC News, Fox News and even CNN ran stories about Cooper's sexuality. We should not be proud of this.

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Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.18.2012 | Technology
Jeff Danziger


Jason Linkins

Politico's 'Age Of Rage': More Evidence That It Still Hasn't Figured Out Journalism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Let's recall: the rickety bandwagon that provides the peg for Politico's whole "Age Of Rage" item is Andrew Breitbart's calculatedly deceptive smear of Shirley Sherrod, which resulted in a massive rush-to-judgment orgasm from the media that sprinted ahead of common sense. John Harris and Jim VandeHei have essentially cast themselves in the role of Tiresias, and they are warning us today that if you do not want to see the coming Rage Age, tear out your eyes now! It's getting really weird to hear an organization that's cast itself as a "new-media" leader constantly admit that it doesn't understand the first thing about it.

Sam Stein

NY Senate Tea Leaves: Paterson And Possible Clinton Replacement Return From Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. David Paterson, the keyholder to the coveted Senate seat in New York, returned on Christmas Eve from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan with a potent...