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Tag Archives: Media Criticism

Don’t expect right wing media to apologize for deceptively declaring I-1639 to be dead

Excerpt: Last week, right wing blogs and media outlets credited the NRA with a big victory when a judge blocked the Alliance for Gun Responsibility's I-1639 from the ballot. Now that the Supreme Court has reversed that judge's decision, though, no mea culpas appear to be forthcoming.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Media & Culture
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Book Review: The airing of grievances in Donna Brazile’s “Hacks” comes at her true crime memoir’s expense

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Donna Brazile's Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House. The book has been portrayed in the mass media as a juicy tell-all, but a good chunk of it is actually a cybersecurity clinic that's worth reading.
Written by:David A Johnson
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture
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This again: Associated Press pushes another half-baked promotional blurb for Tim Eyman

Excerpt: Around 9 AM this morning, disgraced initiative promoter Tim Eyman hit the Send button in MailChimp to send out an email to his followers, the press, and elected officials proclaiming he was launching a new initiative to gut property taxes — an initiative which, if passed, would eviscerate vital public services in every city and […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Media & Culture
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Don’t feed the trolls: Why we asked Andrew Garber and his colleagues to ignore Tim Eyman’s repugnant attack on Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Yesterday, at a press conference on the Capitol Campus in Olympia,  State Representative Judy Clibborn (D-41st District) and House Democrats unveiled a “Connecting Washington” transportation package that proposes to invest $10 billion in Washington’s highways, streets, ferries, and local transit agencies. Some of the money would go to road maintenance, some would be dedicated to […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Media & Culture, Public Planning
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Let’s put Washington’s history of public votes on supermajority requirements in full context

Excerpt: Yesterday evening, as I was scanning headlines on Pacific NW Portal, an article by Seattle Times reporter Andrew Garber caught my eye. I clicked through to read it, and the following headline and summary appeared on my screen: Voters may make it tougher for Legislature to raise taxes — again Tim Eyman has another initiative […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security, Elections, Media & Culture
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