The exits of Carlson and Lemon created some temporary media buzz, but the cable news arena is battling bigger problems.
Author: Jeffrey M. McCall, opinion contributor
Supreme Court to wade into quagmire of internet regulation
The Supreme Court faces the challenge of trying to manage the unmanageable.
Fear of free expression damages American civilization
The polarized environment will continue unless citizens can agree that a society valuing free expression is better than one in which voices are stifled.
Misinformation is bad, but ‘solutions’ to stop it are even worse
The effort to control misinformation is rather futile, an effort to manage the unmanageable.
Universities can’t seek truth until they commit to free expression
The academy is surrendering the field of truth to the forces of suppression, relativism, and nonsense.
Keep government money out of journalism industry
In California, state money has been appropriated to provide local “journalism” for “underserved and historically underrepresented” locales around the state.
Netflix is struggling, and that may be good for America
The video culture industry has inundated Americans with largely vacuous content.
Rage has limits as a rhetorical strategy
Rage disrupts the clash of ideas, making true deliberation impossible.
America’s rhetorical sphere has descended into chaos
Healthy civilizations hinge on being able to decide things through discussion and debate.
Broader implications of Chris Cuomo’s departure from CNN
Others in the hierarchy throughout the profession should also be held accountable for greenlighting obvious conflicts of interest.