Media Mashup: July 7, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-07 at 7.13.46 AM

MEDIA “ROUNDUP”

James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal provides a wonderful takedown of the lassoed press corps on the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire. “[C]ampaign aides said they brought the rope out because they feared the press scrum of around a dozen reporters and photojournalists would obstruct the view of New Hampshire voters attending the parade,” he writes. For more details, see http://on.wsj.com/1JRijgZ

DRUGS USED FOR SEX, COSBY TESTIFIED

Bill Cosby testified that he gave sedatives to a woman in 1976 before the two had what he described as consensual sex, according to court filings unsealed from a 2005 lawsuit.

Cosby, who has been recently accused of sexual assault by numerous women, said under oath that he had obtained prescriptions for Quaaludes, a depressant, to use them in sexual encounters with women. We acknowledge our previous support for Cosby was ill-founded. For more details, see http://bit.ly/1Ck9YCx

CHINA’S ECONOMY IN TROUBLE?

As we prepare to travel this week to China, we have found it rather difficult to follow current events there in the mainstream media. It is somewhat surprising how little coverage China gets even though its stock market has lost one-third of its value in the past month and the regime has been dumping billions of dollars into the market in order to bolster the overall economy. For more details, see http://bit.ly/1TiE91y

Please send suggestions and tips to charper@temple.edu

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s