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Michael Barone

Opinion – Kyle Rittenhouse’s Offense: Insufficiently Respecting Rioters

Why the hatred of Kyle Rittenhouse? Why was there such widespread dishonest news coverage of the case against him that his acquittal by the Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury came as an unwelcome surprise to so many? For example, so-called comedian Stephen Colbert’s recent comment (“If he didn’t break the law, we should change the law”) shows

History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: Teddy’s Traumatized Thanksgiving Turkey

Call it the first ‘Fake News’ White House feud. And it arrived just in time for the holiday season. Of 1904. In the early days of the 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt’s brood burst into the White House in a whirlwind of activity unseen since Tad and Willie Lincoln ran wild there 50 years earlier. The

COVID-19

Vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans stems from medical mistreatment, inequity

[Editor’s Note: We are publishing this article from ASU’s Cronkite School of Journalism as an example of the highly politicized “woke” journalism now emanating from what was once regarded as a distinguished institution of higher learning.] By late June, Yolanda Corbett, a single mother of three living in Washington, D.C., was certain she would not

Opinion

Opinion – Americans’ Trust in Media Is Broken; Here’s How to Fix It

Americans’ trust in the national news media is low and getting worse. Mainstream journalism has lost the respect of much of the public, though soul-searching and changes by the industry could reverse this trend. A new study by Media Insight Project funded by The Associated Press and the University of Chicago found bedrock journalism values are respected

Opinion

Opinion: Misinformation Makes Every Day April Fools’ Day

Environmentalists like to say “every day is Earth Day,” to remind us that the stewardship of our natural resources is a never-ending process. In that spirit, I offer a friendly reminder that, in the age of the internet, every day is April Fools’ Day. We all have an ongoing responsibility to be aware of the

Misinformation

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

Identify and stop the lies. NLshop/iStock via Getty Images Plus H. Colleen Sinclair, Mississippi State University The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at

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