Category: The Hill

Grieving families shape ’16 debate

The Hill Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Grieving families are playing a significant role in this year’s general election campaign… Expert quote: “Families that have been bereaved have “both moral authority but also massive public empathy. The public just feels the loss — takes on the loss — and that makes it very difficult for […]

A new phase for Trump’s media war

The Hill Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Media coverage of Donald Trump is shifting in a more negative direction as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee opens another front in his war with the Fourth Estate… Expert quote: “It’s the media’s duty to check facts, but the media have minimal credibility, so therefore the fact-checking has […]

Booker preparing bill to combat ISIS online recruitment

The Hill Jessica Stern, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is preparing legislation to help combat the massive online propaganda machine the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) uses to recruit foreigners… Expert quote: “I think we really haven’t taken this issue … seriously enough. One of […]

Clinton’s gamble on Muslims

The Hill Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication Hillary Clinton is doubling down on slamming Republicans on their anti-Muslim rhetoric at campaign events in both Iowa and New Hampshire… Expert quote: “Middle America is terrified of terrorism and would err on the side of strength rather than ‘Are we going to offend people?’. People are increasingly […]