Post Tagged with: "Media"

on November 26, 2014 at 7:57 PM / in National

The Media and The Democrats

By: Tommy Desoutter, Guest Writer The mainstream media is right about one thing: the midterm elections were a big defeat for the Democratic Party. That said, it has misinterpreted essentially everything else about them. For starters, the election was certainly not a public rejection of progressive policies; the results of state referenda make this very clear. Oregon legalized marijuana, and […]

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on April 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM / in Arts & Culture

(Un)reality Television

By: Chenee Tracey “You’re going to Hollywood!” Cut to the excited “American Idol” contestant who has just discovered she has advanced to the next round. She hasn’t even performed in front of the judges. Instead, the show’s producers decided she could advance to the next level. Reality shows are designed to be entertaining. Cameramen follow reality television subjects with hopes […]

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on February 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM / in World

Venezuela’s Bedlam

By: Michael Ingram In an Instagram video uploaded on Jan. 6 by Miss Venezuela 2004 Monica Speer, amber sunbeams cast shadows over the halcyon plains of Carabobo state, Venezuela. The video presents the Venezuelan countryside as a serene paradise, belying the violence that has gradually suffocated the nation over the past 10 years. Hours after posting, Speer and her ex-husband […]

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on February 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM / in World

Another Year of Protests: Ukraine, Venezuela, and Thailand

By: Andrew Peoples In the wake of the Occupy movement and Arab Spring, Time magazine named “The Protester” its 2011 person of the year. It’s been three years, and the Arab Spring has given way to a disheartening winter and the Occupy movement has died off. However, three disparate countries, Venezuela, Thailand, and Ukraine, have broken out into unrest that […]

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on February 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM / in Arts & Culture

Explaining the Q in LGBTQ

By: Shuchi Goyal For several years, a movement calling for the rejection of the gender binary fueled the growth of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) communitiy in the undergrounds of Tumblr and Reddit. Society used to dismiss the LGBTQ campaign’s request for society to distinguish between different gender identities, collectively referred to as the “non-binary,” as the radical […]

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on February 17, 2014 at 10:59 PM / in Arts & Culture

What “House of Cards” Means for Cable and Culture

By: Jacqueline Van De Velde Many of my friends have the same plan for the evening of Feb. 14. Though it is Valentine’s Day, they won’t be going out to dinner, eating a heart-shaped box of chocolates, or purchasing overpriced roses. Rather, they will be enveloped in a gritty world of beltway policies, political posturing, and the down-and-dirty business of […]

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on January 27, 2014 at 5:36 PM / in National

An Intimate Look into the President’s Views on Marijuana

By: John Vaughn Over the past few months, President Barack Obama sat for a series of extensive interviews with New Yorker editor David Remnick.  The 17,000 word profile titled “Going the Distance: On and off the road with Barack Obama,” which was published last week, included Obama’s thoughts on the NFL, his children, Iran, and the NSA, among a multitude […]

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on January 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM / in Arts & Culture

100 Percent Chance of Blackout: The Weather Channel’s Fight with DirecTV

By: Bert Thompson Jim Cantore is the undisputed face of The Weather Channel, and he is everywhere major storms hit: Tuscaloosa, Ala., during the deadly 2011 tornados; New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina; and Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast. But for now, Mr. Cantore is somewhere new: on The Weather Channel’s website imploring viewers to support The Weather Channel’s fight with […]

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on January 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM / in Arts & Culture

Sexism and Rap: Art’s Delicate Dance

By: Carson Aft Warning: This article cites music that may offend certain audiences. From man’s first scrawling of fertility goddesses to Jackson Pollock’s emotions splashed upon the canvas, art has been inseparably linked to controversy. Beyond simple aesthetics or pleasure, art has the purpose of exploring and expressing the world and the human experience. The depths of despair can be […]

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on December 27, 2013 at 6:56 PM / in National

“Never Say Anything,” Unless It’s Scripted On CBS

By: Bert Thompson CBS’s program “60 Minutes” has a storied history of momentous interviews: Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh; President Barack Obama on the bin Laden assassination; and even University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban. On December 15, 2013, 60 Minutes went behind the scenes and “through the veil” at the National Security Agency (NSA), America’s most secretive spy […]

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