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The Iowa Board of Regents’ Stunning Lack of Accountability: Update

August 7th, 2016 · No Comments

When former University of Northern Iowa president Bill Ruud made his last appearance before the state Board of Regents in June, the board piled on the praise. “Your leadership, your enthusiasm at a time when the university really needed that was really critical in bringing about a positive confidence level at the university,” said Board […]

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Tags: Elections · Iowa Board of Regents · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Price Lab School · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa

“Job Killers” in the News: Allegations without Verification

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

“…there’s a simple rule: You say it again, and you say it again, and you say it again…and about the time that you’re absolutely sick of saying it is about the time that your target audience has heard it for the first time.”[i] — Frank Luntz, Republican pollster   A comprehensive study analyzes the frequency […]

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Tags: Elections · Environment · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Politics

Why Does Anyone Take Andrew Breitbart Seriously?

July 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Andrew Breitbart has a job to do and he does it well. Breitbart’s job is to lie and distort the truth in order to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. Breitbart is not a journalist, researcher, or pundit. He is a propagandist.

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Internet · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Politics · Television News

Spitting, racial and gay slurs? Just isolated instances of emotions running high

March 21st, 2010 · No Comments

On the Saturday, March 20, the weekend of the historic health care vote in Congress, Tea Party protesters outside of the Capitol apparently spit on and hurled racial and gay slurs at Democratic lawmakers.  Republican Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Amy Kremer, coordinator of the Tea Party Express, both denounced the incidents, and characterized […]

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Tags: ACORN · Cable Television · Elections · Journalism Ethics · Politics