Media Mashup: August 25, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 4.06.17 PM“Journalism” Awards from Planned Parenthood

Despite the horrific videos about Planned Parenthood, 16 journalists were recognized recently for publicizing “reproductive rights.” See the list of “winners” at

“Hippies” on the Iran Deal

Isn’t it possible to boycott Ben and Jerry’s ice cream for the owners’ sheer stupidity or at least the inability to keep their mouths shut when they know absolutely nothing substantive about the issue? Just because they have an opinion doesn’t make it valid. For details, see

“Better” Health Under Obamacare?

Rasmussen finds that 53% of voters expect the health care system to get worse under the law. That ties the highest negative finding since late 2013. Just 27% expect the system to get better while 12% say it will stay about the same.

Only 32% believe more government involvement in the healthcare system is better for the consumer while 59% disagree and think less government involvement is better.

Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to



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