Media & Communications Policy

Media & Communications Policy

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Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

David Stockman Riles the Commentariat

Posted in Media criticism
Unless you're a demagogue or an ideologue (or, like Paul Krugman, both), it might have occurred to you that this country's outsized money printing by the Fed and our ongoing fiscal deficits are going to end badly; that the debts being piled up, at the velocity of a hurricane, will never be repaid (indeed couldn't be repaid other than with greatly devalued dollars); and that the likely end result therefore is going to be destabilizing inflation, and the passing along to future generations of staggering debt… Continue Reading

Free Speech and That YouTube Video

Posted in First Amendment, Free speech
In an age when, for many, political correctness (not to mention political opportunism) trumps free speech, one should be wary of assertions that specific kinds of speech have precipitated criminal conduct. We saw false claims like this in the case of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), when such as the New York Times’ … Continue Reading

The Voices of Moderation Strike Again

Posted in Media criticism
Readers of this blog may remember the post in January re some of the opinions expressed immediately after the shooting in Tucson of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  The worst were those, by people like Slate’s Jacob Weisberg and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman, who attempted – before anything was known about the shooting – to … Continue Reading

Tucson and the Media

Posted in Free speech
Never mind for a minute the opinions of those outside the media.  People, for instance, such as Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.), who sees in the Tucson massacre the need for a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine.  Or Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), who in 2007 called on the NTIA to reexamine whether broadcast facilities are … Continue Reading