Category - The Media

Lay off the Wikipedia!

Phillip Robinson jumps late into the debate about the Wikipedia, arguing that the online encyclopedia cannot be trusted. He writes: In the past 18 months, however, there have been several discoveries of wrong or hugely biased articles in Wikipedia...

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Don Feder, who is listed (unsurprisingly) as a former writer for the Boston Herald, has developed a list of the top 10 conservative movies of 2005. Brokeback Mountain did not make the list, or theaters in Utah. I was amazed to learn that there were...

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Media Ownership

I am talking with my students this week about the rise of “big business” and was looking for examples to illustrate trust, holding company and pooling behavior and ran into some interesting sites about media ownership. This certainly not...

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The IR on Racicot, Part Two

Last week, I criticized the IR for giving a free pass to former Governor Marc Racicot. Today, they wrote a much more balanced pieced, inspired, I assume by Mike Dennison’s piece about Montana energy prices and his great piece about...

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Linda McCulloch has an answer that every teacher is familar with to the recent report that suggests Montana schools are not performing well: the test wasn’t fair! Unfortunately, for Montana students, McCulloch is putting politics ahead of...

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If you were lucky enough to turn your TV away from last night’s great bowl game between Penn State and Florida State, you may have been lucky enough to see David Letterman really go after Bill O’Reilly. It was an amusing moment when Dave called 60%...

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Think Progress has a great summary of the major players involved in the Abramoff scandal. Senator Burns is listed in a number of key places. In the next few days, there is going to be a concerted effort to spin the Abramoff affair as something that...

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Greg Mitchell, at Editor and Publisher, wonders where the calls for Bush’s resignation are. After all, editors weren’t shy about demanding that Clinton resign in 1998. It would seem that lying about an affair is worse than repeatedly...

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Interesting News about Meth

Despite heavy media coverage and a campaigns specifically designed to decrease Meth use among young Montanans, the meth ‘epidemic’ might be wildly overstated. According to STATS, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group at George Mason...

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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