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July 13, 2018

OP-ED | ‘Most Republicans Won’t Believe This’ and Other Media-Literacy Challenges

by Barth Keck | Jul 13, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Media Matters | Opinion | White House

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If you’re a Republican, you probably think this op-ed is “fake news.” Indeed, a full 92 percent of Republicans believe that news sources “report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading” either “a lot or sometimes,” according to a recent Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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May 29, 2018

Hamden Mayor Uses Social Media For Tornado Updates

by Jack Kramer | May 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Local Politics | Media Matters | Public Health | Public Safety | Transparency | Weather | Hamden | Technology sector

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HAMDEN, CT — Municipal leaders are turning to social media more and more these days to directly communicate with constituents. One of those who is best at it is Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, who takes to Facebook generally several times a day to talk issues with Hamdenites.

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May 25, 2018

OP-ED | Conspiracy Theory Thinking has Poisoned Politics

by Susan Bigelow | May 25, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Courts | Law Enforcement | Legal | Media Matters | Opinion | Newtown

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Radio host Alex Jones has for years spread a vile conspiracy theory that the 2012 mass shooting of innocent elementary school students and teachers in Newtown was some kind of hoax. In response, the families of six of the murdered children and teachers are taking Jones to court. Good — I think.

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April 30, 2018

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Parents Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ with Infowars Lawsuit

by Barth Keck | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Courts | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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Losing a child in a horrific event like the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting causes unimaginable grief and suffering. Add to that pain the incessant rantings of conspiracy theorists, who claim the entire scenario was staged to promote a gun-control agenda, and the incident becomes farcical, surreal, unbearable.

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April 12, 2018

OP-ED | If Sinclair Comes to Connecticut, Could Bias in TV Newscasts Follow?

by Barth Keck | Apr 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Sinclair Broadcast Group used to be a relatively obscure media company in America. Not anymore.

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March 27, 2018

SeeClickFix Celebrates 10 Years With Launch of New App

by Jack Kramer | Mar 27, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | CT Tech Junkie | Town News | Hamden | New Haven | Windsor | Media Matters | Public Safety

NEW HAVEN, CT — Right on the heels of celebrating its 10-year anniversary, an innovative New Haven company is launching a new global app which its co-founder said will make it much easier for its millions of users.

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March 19, 2018

Lawmakers Worry About Net Neutrality In AT&T, Time Warner Merger

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | Media Matters

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HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Bob Duff and Rep. Derek Slap are teaming up to ask Connecticut’s attorney general to investigate and possibly file a separate lawsuit to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger.

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March 15, 2018

OP-ED | State Education Council Promotes Media Literacy at the Perfect Time

by Barth Keck | Mar 15, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Media Matters | Opinion

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It was just another day on Facebook a few weeks back as I scrolled to a particularly provocative post:

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February 9, 2018

OP-ED | Few Risks As Connecticut Delegation Attacks GOP Over Nunes Memo

by Terry Cowgill | Feb 9, 2018 1:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Ethics | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | Opinion | White House


In recent years, Connecticut has had some loudmouths among its congressional delegation. After all, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his predecessor in the seat, Joe Lieberman, honed their skills as state attorneys general, an office that functioned as a PR factory for both of them.

Both men loved media attention. Indeed, the space between Blumenthal and a TV camera has long been labeled the most dangerous piece of real estate in Connecticut — that is, unless Chuck Schumer is visiting.

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February 2, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Himes Blasts GOP Over Intel Memo Release

by Peter Urban | Feb 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Law Enforcement | Media Matters | National Security

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WASHINGTON — Representative Jim Himes, the second-leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, voiced growing anger this week as President Donald Trump appeared ready to release a Republican-drafted memo alleging serious misconduct by the FBI and Justice Department in handling the Russian investigation.

“It is full of falsehoods. It is a shoddy and poorly written memo that will be very rapidly refuted by the facts and by the 10-page memo that the Democrats wrote when we saw it,” Himes said during an interview Thursday on CNN.

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