Media Mashup: June 3, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 5.59.31 AMTHE CLINTON CASH MACHINE

The Clinton Foundation has become a global empire that funnels money to projects throughout the world and into the pockets of a former president and potentially a future president. The Washington Post provides a useful—if perhaps a bit too tame—rendition of how the organization began and how it operates. We particularly like the story of Bill Clinton catching up on all the television programs he missed as president. For details, see http://wapo.st/1QooU3O

OBJECTIVITY, FAIRNESS AND BALANCE?

A New York Magazine reporter said she hopes Republican presidential hopefuls make mistakes to demonstrate how sexist, racist and stupid she thinks they are.

In a recent interview with MSNBC, Annie Lowrey said, “Even in terms of getting a better bread-and-circus-type ludicrous production, which as a journalist is all that I care about, I just want chaos, anarchy, racist comments, sexist comments, I want, I want the worst of these people, I want them to, like, unleash their lizard brains.”

We are pleased with the transparency of the reporter and baffled by the bias. For details, see http://bit.ly/1K92vYD

OBJECTIVITY, FAIRNESS AND BALANCE II?

Remember the 2014 bromance between President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after Hurricane Sandy? Well, it appears that the aftermath of the hurricane lingers nearly two years later as residents still haven’t seen their homes rebuilt or repaired. We think about all the news coverage about similar problems after Hurricane Katrina. But that was former President George W. Bush, the man every liberal likes to blame for the state of the world. For details, see http://cbsn.ws/1GjyF3Q

NEWS YOU CAN USE

It’s rare we find anything useful to read to Slate, but here goes. The online magazine has a fascinating story about how airplane windows are built and why. Ever want to know why those little holes exist in the panes? Well, here’s the answer: http://slate.me/1FMmBVa

Despite contentions that the NSA spying violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, those statements apparently are wrong. Constitutional big whig Andrew McCarthy explains that the illegal search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment does not pertain to third parties such as telephone companies, banks and items not under the sole control of an individual.

The Magna Carta turns 800 years old this month. It’s time for everyone to review it: http://on.wsj.com/1KFWfss

Send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu.

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One thought on “Media Mashup: June 3, 2015

  1. Chris, I LOVE this article and I just want to tell you that. I’ve had fun with it… really! You are, as always, awesome. Thanks, Bit

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