Tag Archives: Boston Globe

Imran Awan Update

Fenster writes: I have written previously on the press’s predilection to not cover things, and how it can be more effective to ignore than to risk the fabrication of fake news.  That practice can be spotted, with practice, if you … Continue reading

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A Third Way for Campus Speech?

Fenster writes: Shulamit Reinharz, the director of an academic center at Brandeis, has an op-ed in the Boston Globe calling for a third way on campus speech.  Alluding to the tension currently present between free speech and those who would … Continue reading

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Faces and Noses, con’t.

Fenster writes: I wrote here about Neil Postman’s influential early 90s view that broadcast news was morphing to entertainment.  And how that argument–insightful as it was–missed the notion of actual media bias, replete with intention about actual content, that came down … Continue reading

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Robertson Reducks

Fenster writes: I favor reasoned discussion about the actually important issues brought out in the Robertson kerfuffle.  But I recognize it is just so damn tempting, and so much fun, to just judge. That’s on display in my area.  In … Continue reading

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