Criticism of the news media is akin to shooting fish in a barrel: Initially the action seems to possess merit, but an honest consideration proves otherwise – it is an exercise in futility because it defies the basic function of criticism, which is to focus on something with the intent of improving it in subsequent iterations or occasions. 167 more words
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By James F. Tracy
As the nation approaches the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, mainstream media are predictably excluding from their tragedy porn any substantive analysis of the idiosyncratic, misleading, and in some cases flagrantly propagandistic reportage of the event that might call the official story into question.
As the year draws to a close, I’ve been planning the final few topics for Deer In Headlines in 2013. So far, I’ve got ten political topics, six personal, nine general and two holiday-related; none of which jump out at me as interesting to you, my readers. 677 more words
(Source: ”Editorial: Support for legalization growing,” Daily Iowan, 11 December 2013, by the Daily Iowan Editorial Board)
As more and more states and municipalities test the waters of legalizing medical marijuana, some have argued that Iowa’s conservative roots would prevent a similar effort from getting through the Legislature. 513 more words