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Regulating the Sacred and the Profane

Posted September 30th, 2012 at 11:49 am (UTC-4)
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Is There A Right To Not Be Offended – And Should There Be? Doug Bernard | Washington DC As arguments over freedom of speech go, this one seemed comparatively tame. Earlier this week in a New York City subway station, Egyptian-American blogger Mona Eltahawy saw an ad that she considered racist and offensive. “In any […]

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The Guilt Of Inciters

Posted September 14th, 2012 at 3:17 pm (UTC-4)

The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Doug Bernard | Washington DC Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, and the subsequent killing of U.S. Ambassador to […]

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A Good Ol’ Fashioned Digital Nightmare

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 10:38 am (UTC-4)
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Ross Slutsky | Atlanta GA While the sensible thing would be for me to go to bed, a rather creepy dream still lingers in my head. So before I close my eyes and call it a night, I’ll bring my digital delusion to light. It was midday in a pleasant, if nondescript suburban neighborhood. The […]

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The Death Of Old Fashioned Convention Coverage?

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 4:57 pm (UTC-4)
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A Creaky Political Tradition Meets A Nimble Digital Media Doug Bernard | Charlotte NC Journalists, as a rule, are pretty good complainers. Conventions bring out some of our best. Come stand in line at the poetically named “Concession Stand” here in the basement of the Charlotte Convention Center for a few minutes and you’ll hear […]

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