Opinions

How Markle is Holding the Media Accountable

All it took for a reporter to get a genuine response from Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, was a simple question. The reporter, in an interview with ITV for the new royal documentary, asked Markle what impact the media criticism has had on her

How Buttigieg’s Campaign Success is a Product of Media Savvy

The “Mayor Pete” phenomenon is not something that happened by chance. His campaign’s success stems from the extensive exposure gained from his relationship with the media. This is due in large part to the work of his Senior Communications Adviser and renowned political operative, Lis

How the Intentions of “Joker” are Misconstrued by the Media

Since its debut on October 4, the “Joker” movie has been receiving backlash in the news, as critics claim the film makes a mockery of mental illness, leading to dangerous real-world consequences.  However, these accusations are founded in a collective anxiety, or groupthink mentality, over

I feared the Equality Town Hall would be a trainwreck. It was.

On October 10, nine Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered in Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a watershed moment in history for LGBTQ+ Americans. Our issues were supposed to take center stage in the national debate for a night. We expected to hear the

What Roe v. Wade Actually Looks Like in America

Abortion access debates have resurged across the country after the Supreme Court announced it will take a case challenging Roe v. Wade, a historical legal event that the national media has misrepresented. Playful headlines and contradicting articles are misleading readers and failing to accurately gauge

Can Politicians Still Pursue the American Dream?

In the age of Twitter, fake news and intensely polarized politics, candidates are putting more effort than ever into public relations. A few ill-spoken words can trend within the hour and approval ratings fluctuate rapidly in anticipation of the high-stakes 2020 presidential race. Criticism is

Media Lacks Consistency When Rebuking Anti-Semitism

On March 1, a sign appeared in the West Virginia Capitol building that linked Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to the 9/11 attacks. On March 4, the Democrats announced that they would vote on a resolution about her controversial tweets on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The largely

What the Media Gets Wrong about the Green New Deal

Media coverage of House Resolution 109 wrongly focuses on mocking its ideas and proponents rather than fostering a balanced policy debate. Criticism centers on the vague yet ambitious policy aims. Many observers question the budget impact of the resolution, though such concerns often ring hollow.