Journalism is Dead – it’s all Media Activism now

Journalism is dead – it’s all media activism now. In fact, we should stop calling them journalists and call them Media Activists – or if there’s a better term we’d love to hear it.

The media has gotten SO stupid that it’s tough to tell sincere from satire. So we start out with a game – Salon.com tweets – real or satire. The real ones are so much worse than you think.

Then we move on to discuss the 7 stages of liberal legal action, and how we can use that framework to make sure we are fighting the battle based on the step we’re currently IN not the one we wish we were still in.

It’s all in the podcast


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THIS WEEK’S LINKS:

Seven Stages of Liberal Legal Activism: – http://baseballcrank.com/archives2/2007/05/politics_eliot.php

Basics of Media Bias – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/basics-of-media-bias/

Story About First Business to ‘Publicly Vow to Reject Gay Weddings’ Was Fabricated Out of Nothing – http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/04/01/story-about-1st-business-to-publicly-vow-to-reject-gay-weddings-was-fabricated-out-of-nothing/

Trust Me I’m Lying – http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lying-Confessions-Manipulator/dp/1591846285

Libertarians for Compulsion! – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/libertarians-for-compulsion/

Your Rights Don’t Require My Participation – http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/your-rights-dont-require-my-participation-2/

Columbia Rolling Stone Report – http://www.cjr.org/investigation/rolling_stone_investigation.php

Rolling Stone Can’t Even Apologize Right – http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-06/rolling-stone-can-t-even-apologize-right

Rolling Stone Betrayed Women – https://storify.com/somethingfishie/rolling-stone-betrayed-women

The New Republic’s insane take on Rolling Stone – http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121462/rolling-stone-retracts-uva-rape-story-after-cjr-report

If You Understand Economics You’re a Bad Person – http://thepunditpress.com/2015/03/29/liberal-professor-if-you-understand-economics-you-are-likely-to-be-a-bad-person/

MO Food Stamps to Ban Steak and Seafood – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/03/missouri-republicans-are-trying-to-ban-food-stamp-recipients-from-buying-steak-and-seafood/

KS Proposed Welfare Restrictions – http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/04/06/kansas-wants-to-ban-welfare-recipients-from-seeing-movies-going-swimming-on-governments-dime/?tid=sm_tw

The White Ghetto – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/367903/white-ghetto-kevin-d-williamson

FRN Resource List – http://freeradicalnetwork.com/introducing-the-frn-resource-list/

Brady Campaign Video Fail – http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/04/brady-campaign-runs-a-perverted-joke-video-to-appeal-for-more-gun-control-in-low-crime-states-video/

Ted Cruz Statement on Rand Paul Announcing Candidacy – https://www.facebook.com/tedcruzpage/posts/10153199140317464

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Primary Race 2014: Kansas

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Much like Kentucky, which I wrote about yesterday, Kansas is not a primary race I thought of nor wanted to be talking about.

Incumbent Senator Pat Roberts is seeking his fourth term.  He has been a steadfast conservative by all accounts, though a fixture among the Republican establishment.  His re-election should have been a cakewalk.

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However, Roberts has stumbled into a controversy of his own making.  It was recently discovered he lists as his voting address the home of two longtime political supporters who rent out a room to the senator.

Roberts’ campaign has handled the entire story badly.  The Senator himself told the New York Times that he stays with the couple when in the area. “I have full access to the recliner.”

His campaign then promised to release, in detail, the evidence behind Roberts current living status.  After several days, they changed their mind, and stated they would not comment any further on the story.

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Into this mess enters Milton Wolf, M.D.  What is Dr. Wolf’s primary claim to fame?  He is the second cousin of our current President, Barack Obama.  Wolf has been a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act from the very beginning, and has been a Tea Party activist for years.

Nobody had seriously given Wolf a chance at upsetting the steadfast Roberts, but the new controversy could tip the tables enough to make the race interesting.  Most conservative groups had stayed out of the race until now, and the few that had voiced any opinion had come out in support of the incumbent.

Wolf is hitting Roberts hard on the residency status, basically accusing Roberts of being a Virginian in fact. Several early radio ads show that Wolf will try to discredit Roberts as quickly as possible.

Is this contest seriously in question?  I remain skeptical, but clearly Roberts has provided Wolf with an opening.  I have a soft spot for Wolf, who is a radiologist like myself.  He will have to make the most of Roberts’ stumble to make this a race worth watching.