Media Mashup: June 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 8.25.30 AMFREEDOM OF SPEECH TAKES ANOTHER HIT IN CALIFORNIA

America is a melting pot.

Why are you so quiet?

I believe the most qualified person should get the job.

Each of these statements may be offensive, according to Big Sister Janet Napolitano, who now heads the University of California system.

We think it’s somewhat ironic that Napolitano should issue her dictate during the 50th anniversary of the “Free Speech Movement” at Berkeley. For more details, see http://thebea.st/1Gv96Xo

MEDIA BIAS

Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren called out The Associated Press for bias in its political coverage.

“The AP has some explaining to do,” Van Susteren said in an “Off the Record” commentary on her  show. “The AP is supposed to be the gold standard. Just the facts. No agenda, no opinion. But now? AP bias is showing.”

Van Susteren pointed to the adoring coverage of Hillary Clinton and the boilerplate coverage of Carly Fiorina. The Fox anchor also criticized the recent photo of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who was shown with an image of a handgun in the background that appeared to be aimed at his head.

STATE FLAGS ARE DUMB

The Washington Post takes an amusing look at how dumb most state flags are. For details, see http://wapo.st/1JhbJms

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