Tag:News & Observer

  • Scare tactics to push government policies for renewable energy

    The News & Observer writes unquestioningly about another renewable energy industry report that promotes ongoing government favoritism for renewable energy. “Clean energy is becoming an increasingly important part of North Carolina’s economy,” begins the N&O. But the report itself, “Renewables on the Rise 2018” from the Environment N.C. Research & Policy…

  • Verdict, though troubling, resulted from carelessness

    It’s flattering when the executive editor of the News & Observer calls to ask if he could meet me to discuss a column I’d written. But when John Drescher came to my office, he wanted to share much more than pleasantries. He was upset that my November media column, “…

  • Libel lawsuit against N&O tests truth as a defense

    The News & Observer of Raleigh claims it is being stripped of constitutional protections by a Wake County Superior Court judge’s order in a libel case that blocked witnesses and key evidence that would support a longstanding defense that truthful statements and accurate evidence can be the basis of a…

  • Why Mainstream Media Losing Credibility

    It’s no wonder the public’s confidence in the mainstream media is at an historic low, especially among that part of the public that also reads blogs. A story in Monday’s News & Observer of Raleigh is a good example of why this decline is occurring.