Posted in campaign 2018 Media Politics

#ncpol: NC State, NC Spin keeping it “All In The Family”?

(Editor’s Note: By popular demand, we are re-posting this item from October.  Enjoy.) I was feeling a wee bit bored this weekend, so I decided to stream the latest episode of NC Spin on YouTube.  (*Somebody needs to watch it.*) Besides, I had been experiencing…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Sit & Spin @ the NCGOP convention!

It’s on too early in the morning.  It’s on obscure channels.  It’s barely watchable on YouTube.  Yet, delegates to the NCGOP convention will be subjected to a LIVE mock edition of NC SPIN while they eat Saturday night.  Yessirree, a night normally reserved for a…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Oh, to be as, um, *wise* as John Hood ..

North Carolina’s very own ‘Alex P. Keaton’ — and living, breathing caricature of conservatism — John Hood never ceases to amaze.  He’s about my age, can snootily quote 14th century central European libertarian philosophers.. I  understand he’s strutting around Raleigh like a bantam rooster shaking people…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

NC Spin(ning) away from reality on ethics, refugees

For those of you who don’t know — NC Spin is a little show broadcast each week, aired in the wee hours of the morning on obscure stations, and hosted by Tom “Grandpa” Campbell (once #2 to state treasurer Harlan Boyles (D).)   I occasionally…

Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#CHANGETHATNAME : Movement to give Locke’s Hood more ‘sensitive’ name catches fire

We’ve received an awful lot of comments — online and offline — regarding the comments by John Hood this weekend on NC Spin.  (Granted, a lot of people were interested in seeing Hood tell off senator Apodaca face-to-face.) Most were more interested in his support…

Posted in Media

NCSPIN: Blinkin’ & Bitchin’. (Now THAT is quality television!)

I gave up on NC Spin several months back.  For those of you not familiar with this program, it is WRAL commisar Jim Goodmon’s attempted knockoff of the McLaughlin Group.  Except Jim’s version involves Democrat hacks Tom Campbell and Chris Fitzsimon doing their best Baghdad…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Education Media NC State Government Politics

NC SPIN props up our mummified state schools superintendent

      Today’s episode of NC Spin needs to appear on DPI superintendent June Atkinson’s campaign report as an in-kind contribution.  The show that bills itself as “Balanced Debate For The Old North State”  gave the incumbent DPI boss — who DOES have an…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Moore County Politics

NC Spin crew sounds off on November races

    I tuned in to this poor-man’s version of “The McLaughlin Group” this morning to see what kind of wisdom would be imparted upon me and the handful of other viewers. Democrat campaign consultant Brad Crone says Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, a Democrat, is…