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On Tuesday, former US Congressman Vern Ehlers passed away at the age of 83.
In the past few days there has been a number of news stories reflecting on the life of the former Congressman, with virtually every story communicating nothing but respect and admiration for Vern Ehlers. 774 more words
Yesterday, WOOD TV8 ran a story headlined, Leader denies group is neo-Nazi: ‘Witch hunt’.
Taking advantage of the national media attention from the White Nationalist/White Supremacist violence in Charlottesville, the channel 8 story used a Southern Poverty Law Center hate map to identify hate groups in West Michigan and chose to speak with the leader of a White Supremacist group. 760 more words
Giving us the government take: MLive essentially copies what Homeland Security had to say about ICE raids in Grand Rapids this week
As many of you know, there were numerous arrests made in the Grand Rapids area by ICE agents, targeting the undocumented community.
Media Questions directed at Betsy DeVos demonstrates that commercial news agencies really are stenographers to power
It is well known that politicians, and often those deeply involved in partisan politics, are trained to deal with the news media. Quite often public relations firms or consultants will provide training and offer ongoing advise on how to deal with controversial matters, how to respond to questions from the public or how not to respond to questions from the public, at least how not to respond to questions directly. 682 more words