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  • Sabotage! Will Bill Save Us from Hill?

    05/12/2015 6:46:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12,2015 | Roger L Simon
    The more we read of the escapades or listen to the remarks of William Jefferson Clinton, the less it seems he wants his wife to be president. Even the court eunuchs at the Washington Post are starting to worry. Now naturally, Bill cannot come out and say as much, not even to himself in the small hours of the morning. But the way he’s behaving under fire — “I gotta pay our bills!” – does the talking for him. As attractive as a Third Clinton Presidency may be in fantasy, I’d wager the reality of being First Man gives Bill...
  • Ukraine conflict: Inside Russia's 'Kremlin troll army'

    03/21/2015 11:13:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 March 2015 | Olga Bugorkova
    Over the past year, Russia has seen an unprecedented rise in the activity of "Kremlin trolls" - bloggers allegedly paid by the state to criticise Ukraine and the West on social media and post favourable comments about the leadership in Moscow. Though the existence and even whereabouts of the alleged "cyber army" are no secret, recent media reports appear to have revealed some details of how one of the tools of Russian propaganda operates on an everyday basis. The Internet Research Agency ("Agentstvo Internet Issledovaniya") employs at least 400 people and occupies an unremarkable office in one of the residential...
  • Spare the Blogger and Lash us Instead

    01/29/2015 2:31:27 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON JAN. 9, the government of Saudi Arabia publicly whipped a liberal Muslim writer, Raif Badawi, flogging him 50 times outside a mosque in Jeddah. It was the first installment of the 1,000 lashes to which Badawi had been sentenced — in addition to 10 years in prison and a fine of more than $250,000 — for the crime of "insulting Islam" on his former website, the Saudi Free Liberals Forum.Two days later, following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the Saudi ambassador to France joined in the great Paris solidarity march in defense of freedom of expression.Such hypocrisy was more than...
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Stand Out from the Pack

    04/13/2014 3:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Search Engine Watch ^ | April 13, 2014 | Jayson DeMers
    Whether it's attached to a small business, a large corporation or maybe as a business in itself, a blog is a reflection of its owner. But you're not the only one blogging. There are an estimated 68,124,670 WordPress sites, and for good reason; an active blog is necessary for a successful SEO initiative. Add to the mix the sites that run LiveJournal, Blogger, TypePad or one of the other blogging platforms, and there are easily over 150 million blogs on the Internet; so how do you get yours to stand out from the pack? Many say that if you write...
  • So How Much Money Will You Make From Writing a Book?

    02/04/2014 12:16:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    MackCollier.com ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mack Collier
    I’ve always tried to be brutally honest with y’all when it come to money in this space because: 1 – It helps you trust the content I create here 2 – Being transparent is more comfortable for me than being vague 3 – Too many people in this space have wild misconceptions about how much money is or is not being made here, which leads to gossip and bitterness that’s a complete waste of time Since I first mentioned last year that I was writing a book and then more so when it was published, people have been curious about...
  • On free speech and blogging: The First Amendment applies to everyone, not just journalists

    01/21/2014 7:59:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    GigaOM ^ | 01/19/2014 | Mathew Ingram
    An appeals court has struck a blow for free speech and freedom of the press by ruling that First Amendment protection should be available to bloggers, regardless of whether they fit the definition of who qualifies as a journalist. . . . Legislators who have been trying to design a “shield law” for journalists have been doing their best to specify who should be protected from government interference, but as journalism professor Jay Rosen and others have argued, it is the content itself that requires protecting, not some specific group of professional journalists who are able to fill in the...
  • 6 Ways to Make Your Articles Go Viral

    04/11/2013 6:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Plank
    Wanna go viral? I thought so. Even if your piece is the most amazing masterpiece to have ever graced our planet, if your mom is the only one who reads it, it will end up slipping through the proverbial cracks of the interwebs. If you want your articles to viral, you're going to have to master the art of social media. Thankfully, it's not that hard. Here are six surefire ways to increase views on your articles. 1. Get visual. (GRAPHS AT LINK) Source: Facebook Facts People love pictures. They will like, share and comment on them more than any...
  • Blogging While Coptic NYT blogger asks if Weekly Standard writer was unduly influenced

    03/08/2013 4:20:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/8/13 | Alana Goodman
    A New York Times blogger became ensnared in controversy yesterday after asking a Weekly Standard author whether he was a Coptic Christian and if this played a factor in his reporting on anti-American and anti-Semitic activist Samira Ibrahim. Weekly Standard writer Samuel Tadros broke the story of Ibrahim’s support for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Bulgarian bus bombing attack of 2012, resulting in the State Department’s decision to “defer” its plan to honor Ibrahim with a women’s courage award. But Times reporter Robert Mackey speculated on Twitter that Tadros’s religious background, which Mackey believed was Coptic Christian, might...
  • Prison vs School: The Tour ( A Youtube video back to back comparison)

    This video was made before the Sandy Hook killings. I expect that the prison-like conditions will grow worse.Prison vs School: The Tour Question: What do children learn when they attend prison-like indoctrination centers similar to those seen in this video? When children are in many ways treated like prisoners, and know that armed police and courts stand ready at all times to enforce the incarceration, what are they learning? Answer: They risk learning to be comfortable prisoners of the state, comfortable with state compulsion, and they risk learning to be comfortable with the continuous threat of armed police and court...
  • "The Blogger’s Rules For Defeating Liberals"

    12/11/2012 8:07:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    BC over at the blog 1'm 41 contacted me in a quest to ask "50 of the brightest minds in the conservative blogosphere their views, so that I can compile a set a blogging best practices to help act as a guide for the thousands of grassroots conservative bloggers -- so that as a group we can be more effective at attacking liberals." I gave BC a short summary of what I thought needed to be done in the face of a vicious left, a gutless, mealy-mouthed right, and a culture at war with American values and morality. Kudos to...
  • Who Will Protect the Freedom to Blog?

    06/08/2012 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Free speech is under fire. Online thugs are targeting bloggers (mostly conservative, but not all) who have dared to expose a convicted bomber and perjuring vexatious litigant who is now enjoying a comfy life as a liberally subsidized social justice operative. Where do your elected representatives stand on this threat to our founding principles? On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, bravely stepped forward to press this vital issue. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Chambliss decried the "harassing and frightening actions" of Internet menaces who recently have gone after several conservative new media citizen journalists and activists....
  • Unpaid bloggers' lawsuit versus Huffington Post tossed

    03/31/2012 5:42:58 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 7 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | March 30 | Jonathan Stempel
    (Reuters) - AOL Inc on Friday won the dismissal of a lawsuit by unpaid bloggers who complained they were deprived of their fair share of the roughly $315 million that the company paid last March to buy The Huffington Post website.
  • UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England

    12/14/2011 5:48:25 PM PST · by steveab · 50 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 12-14-2011 | Anthony Watts
    UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England Posted on December 14, 2011 by Anthony Watts The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallbloke’s Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence. He writes: After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pc’s, they ended up settling for two laptops and...
  • Oregon Judge Rules Blogger Is Not Journalist

    12/08/2011 12:36:23 PM PST · by paddybus · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | DECEMBER 8, 2011 | Floyd Brown
    For those of us that spend hours online, writing, blogging and reporting this judges decision is a serious additional threat to our freedom of expression. Citizen journalism, blogging, micro-blogging, it doesn’t matter what you call it. It is a form of journalism that isn’t controllable by the elite establishment. Expect more attacks as we continue to tear down the corrupt infrastructure known as the lame stream media. Here is the a wire service report about the decision: A federal judge in Portland, Ore., has ruled that a Montana blogger was not a journalist when she posted online that an Oregon...
  • A Blogging Milestone

    11/22/2011 5:36:14 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 7 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 11/21/11 | Noman
    A Blogging Milestone Noman passed 12,000 hits today and thought to reflect on his first nine months of blogging. He started on February 12th with a post entitled "Jimmy Carter's Second Term." It concerned Hosni Mubarak's fall in Egypt with American consent (if not help), and the comparison between President Obama and President Carter's governance of domestic and international affairs. Since then, he has vacillated from short-to-mid-size comments to lengthy essays. As hoped for, blogging has served to stimulate more formal writing for other fora, and even to order thoughts for a series of radio interviews. There have been 213...
  • Beating Righthaven LLC

    11/03/2011 11:46:28 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 4, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    A must read for bloggers of all stripes: how Donald Douglas from American Power  whupped the copyright trolls in court... 'Beating Righthaven' -here-
  • Is Independent Conservative Blogging Dead?

    07/18/2011 3:35:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-18-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Today at Right Wing News John Hawkins asks, and sort of answers a question that has loomed in my mind since my own blog, The Looking Spoon, started. From today's post The Slow, Painful Coming Death Of The Independent, Conservative Blogosphere... Bloggers have asked me: So what's the strategy to deal with this? Really, it's simple: Get big or go home. Find a way to dramatically increase the size of your blog, expand into multiple websites that together are big, hook up with someone who's already big, or accept that there isn't much of a future in a small,...
  • Twitter in a Wringer. What is it about Twitter that gets people into trouble?

    05/12/2011 7:36:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | 05/12/2011 | Jack Shafer
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall lost his endorsement deal from Champion sports apparel last week for tweeting his doubts that the World Trade Center towers were brought down by hijacked jetliners and for expressing his sentiments that we had "only heard one side" of the Osama Bin Laden story. Mendenhall quickly backed off from the pair of tweets. He deleted the 9/11 remark and published a blog post explaining that he wasn't a Bin Laden supporter. But it was too late. He had already joined the ranks of high-profile users who've been burned by microblogging. Keith Olbermann previously stepped...
  • Some Sage Advice for the Conservative Blogger

    05/11/2011 10:24:05 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    Conclub ^ | 05-10-11 | Dave
    So you finally decided to take the big step, to wade into the debates of the day, and lend your ever-so-wise voice to the great political public square. You’ve decided to become a political blogger. Now what? And what can you learn and expect as you step forth to ideological battle and proclaim the truth as you know it? I have blogged from a conservative point of view for many years, both as an individual as well as in a group blog format, and in that time I like to think that I’ve learned a few things about blogging along...
  • WARNING: MSNBC owned Newsvine an outlet for liberal hypocrisy - don't use it!

    03/24/2011 9:03:25 AM PDT · by Victor Pratt · 10 replies
    Blog ^ | 03.24.2011 | Victor Pratt
    Having been a regular user of MSNBC owned Newsvine since December 2010, I hereby issue warning to all non-liberal people in America, who want to utilize their right to free speech: DO NOT attend and contribute on Newsvine!! This liberal owned and liberal biased outlet is a typical example of what happens, when a little group of far left extremists assume control over free speech. Poor, biased moderation of the site allows liberals to collapse articles and seeds if the "community" don't like the content, and while name calling and other personal attacks are deemed illegal according to the "Code...
  • Philidelphia Democrats pass law to charge 300$ fee for blogging

    03/09/2011 10:29:32 AM PST · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | morningmayan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9155J1V8XaM&feature=fvstTalk about ironic - Philadelphia to ban free speech - unless you got cash! Another attempt to take out the middle class by making it too expensive to participate. In Philadelphia if you don't have the cash you also get denied your first amendment rights. Hmmmmm Make this viral folks because the bull always starts small and keeps gaining momentum UNTIL it is stopped
  • Internet Anonymity

    03/06/2011 11:35:44 AM PST · by Silverfiddle · 16 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 6 March 2011 | silverfiddle
    Progressives grasp at any opportunity to quash free speech.  The internet and the anonymity it provides is a fat target for them.  How can internet speech be "managed," they ask? Stanley Fish explores this subject in his NY Times piece, Anonymity and the Dark Side of the Internet.  He employs the work of liberal thinkers who claim to be for free speech but then start throwing around concepts like "managing free speech" and coining terms like "low-value speech."  When you hear Sunsteinian progressives talk like this, watch out!  "What is remarkable about this volume is that the legal academics who...
  • Tea Party Bloggers Aim To Monitor Every Member of Congress

    02/26/2011 5:30:44 PM PST · by lbryce · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 25, 2011 | Alan Gomez
    After playing such a pivotal role in the November elections, Tea Party activists vowed they would keep a close eye on Congress. They weren't kidding. The Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest organizing groups of the movement, want to assign personal bloggers to track every member of Congress, not just the ones they supported. The group will launch a recruitment drive this week coinciding with a weekend policy summit being held in Phoenix for state and local coordinators. Shelby Blakely, a stay-at-home mom from eastern Washington state who is organizing the project, said she has little doubt they will...
  • Bloggers wanted!

    02/09/2011 9:02:29 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 8 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-09-11 | Dave the Sage
    The Constitution Club (www.Constitutionclub.org) is an established blog and is currently accepting applications for new authors who can provide interesting and fresh perspectives on the issues of the day. If you write from a conservative or right wing, libertarian perspective you are encouraged to contact us at constitutionclub@gmail.com. If you are new to blogging, a group blog like this is a good way to ease into blogging and get some good experience. We have a good group of bloggers to work with and a fun little blogging community of fellow conservatives. Some are experienced and some are not. A good...
  • Liberalism is Eating Itself

    12/21/2010 12:05:48 PM PST · by Silverfiddle · 11 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 21 December 2010 | Silverfiddle
    Why sensible people avoid discussing race... I had Monday morning off and I wandered back into Left Blogistan.  I couldn't help myself...  Kinda like driving by an old girlfriend's house... The mid-term elections must have hit the lefties hard; they're cannibalizing themselves over there.I stumbled upon a thread that illustrates why sensible people don't discuss race. The thread is also a beautiful microcosm of liberalism itself. A blogger named Sheria wrote a piece about how she's tired of the left beating up on President Obama.  She larded her sermon with standard liberal pieties and pontifications, and topped it off with...
  • The Secret World of Conservative Catholic Bloggers

    10/25/2010 2:37:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Inside Catholic ^ | October 25, 2010 | Margaret Cabaniss
    Read the first few paragraphs of this AP story on Catholic bloggers, and see if anything in particular strikes you: Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it's not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of theological conservatives has taken to blogs and YouTube to say the church isn't Catholic enough. Enraged by dissent that they believe has gone unchecked for decades, and unafraid to say so in the starkest language, these activists are naming names and unsettling the church. -In the Archdiocese of Boston, parishioners are dissecting the work of...
  • Gunny G: Inquiry....

    10/25/2010 8:03:16 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Self ^ | 10 Oct '10 | Gunny G
    Inquiry: By chance, I was wondering if you chaps might be innocently wondering, as I have, as to the decrease, and/or otherwise, of the activity on personal blogs or websites, etc. that y'all may operate as a hobby in your spare time relating to any of a number of topics. If so, perhaps y'all may care to comment on this--if you get chance--I realize y'all may be quite busy....??? That would be nice. Semper Fidelis Gunny G aka: Dick Gaines ***** *****
  • Cash-Strapped Philly: Bloggers Must Pay For Business License

    08/23/2010 4:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23rd 2010 | LINDSAY GOLDWERT
    How does a financially strapped city with a shrinking manufacturing base and rising unemployment attempt to make a little extra cash? Tax the bloggers. Philadelphia is demanding that bloggers pay $300 for a business license, whether or not the blog brings in a fraction of that amount in profit, according to the Philadelphia City Paper. Marilyn Bess blogs about eco-friendly living in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. She occasionally contributes to the DIY site eHow.com. Her profit in the last few years - $50. She told the City Paper that she received a letter from the city in May, demanding...
  • Philly Wants Bloggers to Pay $300 Tax

    08/23/2010 8:55:48 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/23/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Are you a blogger in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Do you have Google Adsense or some other sort of low-return ads on your blog? If so expect a letter soon from your friendly city treasurer demanding that you pay a $300 tax on your "money making business." For most people that maintain an active blog it is just a hobby. Some people blog daily but most only do so a few times a month. Many bloggers also participate in Google's advertising program called Adsense but few make much more than $20 or $30 a year from the effort. But...
  • Righthaven Victims - shake down lawsuits that are causing irreparable harm to blogging

    08/15/2010 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 93 replies
    A website that lists the victims of Righthaven LLC's "shake down" lawsuits that are causing irreparable harm to the blogging, non-profit and small business communities. Righthaven LLC -- a bottom feeding legal outfit -- has teamed up with the Las Vegas Review-Journal to sue 'mom and pop' websites, as well as nonprofit, political action, community action, writers, and forum board operators for copyright violations. The strategy of Righthaven is to sue hundreds and thousands of these websites and counts on the fact that many are unfunded and will be forced to "settle out of court." All cases are being filed...
  • Bloggericide: Ohio Officials Charge Blogger With Campaign Violations

    08/06/2010 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/06/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Well, folks, this is bound to happen more and more as time rolls onward in this New Media world of ours. A blogger is in trouble with local Ohio officials who are trying to Shut him down using a badly applied campaign finance law all because he has been critical of county officials on his blog. That's right, a county board is trying to silence the free political speech of a local Ohio blogger because he is critical of them. The Geauga County Board of Elections has filed charges against the owner of the Geauga Constitutional Council blog, independent blogger...
  • Bloggers learn their manners from newspapers

    07/20/2010 6:25:43 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/20/2010 | Moneyrunner
    Ever wonder where the intemperate, aggressive name calling comes from on the Internet? Could be newspaper people blogging from their offices. Let’s face it; the Internet is filled with ad hominem attacks on people, often in the crudest terms. But here’s a perfectly good example that you don’t even have to turn on your computer to find. It’s right there on the opinion column of the Virginian Pilot (link to paid subscribers). It’s penned by Gene Smith, an editorial writer for the Fayetteville Observer and here’s how he characterizes people who don’t agree with him on the illegal immigration issue:...
  • 10 Types of Blog Comments: Part 1 of 2

    05/27/2010 10:30:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies · 629+ views
    NC Register ^ | May 27, 2010 | Matthew Warner
    Blog comments are like the graffiti of the untamed digital continent. Some are helpful, like the spray paint on the fence that says “beware of dog.” Others are very impressive, like a beautiful mural. Some obviously took a lot of time and thought. Others are done passionately and quickly. Some are for self-promotion, like a gang sign. Others are done simply to exercise our power to do harm and cause suffering. Many are angry. And still others leave us scratching our heads. As bloggers and blog readers, it’s helpful to distinguish between the different types. Blog comment sections can...
  • Getting to Know You

    04/23/2010 12:54:18 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 138+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | April 23, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Getting to Know You Bethany Stotts, April 23, 2010 For all those bloggers out there who read our columns (and this blog) … Academia.org is now using pingbacks. If you write about us, be sure to ping our articles so we can visit your blogs and maybe post a link to yours as well!...
  • Out of Work & Need to Vent? (Ad Looking For Conservative Bloggers)

    03/17/2010 4:49:28 PM PDT · by Korah · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Rockford Il volunteers Craigs List ^ | 3/17/10 | Political Opinion?
    This was in the Rockford Illinois Craigs list volunteer section.Are you afraid of having the best health care in the world nationalized, like General Motors was? Are the taxes already too high for your liking? Has the policies of Socialists like Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reed, Chuck Schumer, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and other Democrats left you or many of your friends and relatives unemployed and angry? Well maybe it's time you did something about it. I am looking for volunteers willing to write for a growing, nationally recognized political blog. Write hard hitting news articles and political opinion pieces...
  • What happened to Little Green Footballs?

    01/24/2010 9:50:08 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 12 replies · 1,095+ views
    Constitution Club ^ | 1-23-10 | Dave the Sage
    Our very own E the Wise pointed out the other day that any visit to the blog Little Green Footballs has become a repulsive exercise and should be avoided at all costs. As an inquisitive glutton for online punishment I failed to heed his warning and came away feeling slightly dirty and almost ashamed of myself. I felt like I had broken a taboo or peeked into something that was designed to be hidden from the public view. It was embarrassing. LGF is a sad shell of what it once was. A shadow of its former self. The once vaunted...
  • I am Sgt York formerly of Red County

    12/28/2009 5:33:49 PM PST · by Aaron F. Park · 14 replies · 508+ views
    Aaron F Park
    Hi All - it has been a long time since I have posted on FreeRepublic. I am back and I will also be on several blogs - I am looking forward to reconnecting with the freeper community. In the meantime - I have continued in the CRA and am in my 4th Term as CRA Sgt at Arms. Looking forward to some 2010 election fun!!!
  • Bloggers' Right to Free Speech and Use Anonymous Sources Questioned in New Hampshire Supreme Court

    11/09/2009 7:42:43 AM PST · by BGHater · 1 replies · 511+ views
    Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 06 Nov 2009 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    The case of Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter vs. Mortgage Specialists Inc (MSI) has reached the New Hampshire Supreme Court. MSI has demanded Implode-O-Meter reveal the identity of one of its sources in a defamation case and Implode-O-Meter refuses. Please consider New Hampshire Suit Challenges Mortgage Blogger's Use of Anonymous Sources The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that calls into question the legal protections available to independent Web sites that cover news. The case involves mortgage lender Implode-Explode, a Las Vegas-based site launched in 2007 that publishes stories about the meltdown of the mortgage industry. The...
  • Update:Maricopa County Manager David Smith Is All Blogged Up

    10/28/2009 5:56:39 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 1 replies · 318+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/28/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    This was supposed to be a one post affair. But after a round of posts by some co-bloggers (links here at Blue Collar Muse) and some attention from Hot Air, it was obvious that someone in David Smith's office had their panties very much in a wad. Perhaps we didn't fly under the radar because I emailed Smith's office a link to my post. Hey, I'm a giver. Maybe he's got someone trolling the blogs for him. (Taxpayer money? It's a legit question.) Whatever the case, this comment began showing up on almost all of the blog posts on the...
  • "Big Tent" Plague: AZ GOP Tool David Smith Goes After Bloggers

    10/28/2009 8:51:26 AM PDT · by sdkruiser · 3 replies · 421+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/28/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    Hey, they keep telling us we need to act more like Democrats, right? Some disturbing heavy-handed, speech squashing thuggish garbage is going on in Maricopa County in my native state of Arizona. It seems that the county Board of Supervisors is loaded with a bunch of the "screw principles and spend all the money" Republicans we've all come to know and loathe these past few election cycles. More details from Blue Collar Muse: At issue are relationships members of the County Attorney’s office have with the media, including a few bloggers. Not all the media, however, just those beating up...
  • Bloggers Beware of Jumping Into Pools

    10/25/2009 7:39:00 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 16 replies · 1,178+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/24/2009 | jim Hoft
    Jumping in Pools Blog is a website that specializes in writing realistic but fake stories, publishing them and then watching who will link to their bogus news story. The blog does not identify itself as a satire site and several of their satire pieces are so close to fact that it is hard to tell the difference. Don’t be fooled. Several conservatives have fallen for their pranks and Reuters even published one of their posts at least once. This is a dangerous website.
  • Eric Holder and the "Blog Squad"

    10/14/2009 3:13:10 PM PDT · by blackandgoldfan · 10 replies · 466+ views
    Are you a conservative or libertarian blogger? Do you take issue with and write pieces that don't mesh with Obama's policies? If you do, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General, is possibly getting feedback on what you've been blogging about.
  • The Obama Justice Department's Secret Blogging Team... Is it Illegal?

    10/07/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 202 replies · 5,185+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, has apparently hired a cadre of left-wing, Democrat campaign bloggers to troll through the Internet looking for news stories and blog posts that denigrate the Obama agenda. After such websites are found it is the job of these secret lefty bloggers to leave comments that come to the support of Obamaism in the comments sections. It seems that Eric Holder has created his own little propaganda unit in a valiant effort to become the Bloggi Riefenstahl of the Obama era. As reported at The Muffled Oar, a blog that first broke the story of Holder's...
  • Natives Getting Restless: HuffPo Blogger Wants to be Paid

    07/22/2009 8:23:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies · 446+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/22/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    In How The Huffington Post Can Pay Its Bloggers, HuffPo blogger Michelle Haimoff seems to have gotten a tad miffed at how Arianna Huffington is making millions on the backs of her bloggers without “paying it forward,” as it were. Consequently, Haimoff has developed a prototype scheme on how Arianna can pay her long toiling bloggers to help fulfill her “responsibility” to journalism. I think that Haimoff, however, misses the point of the Huffington Post. It isn’t now and never was about “journalism.” It’s about left-wing advocacy and advertising sales. Journalists need not apply. As we discussed early in July,...
  • FCC Commissioner Circulates Document on ‘The State of Media Journalism’

    07/09/2009 1:57:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 650+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 7/9/09 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Michael Copps, a commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission and its former acting chairman, has circulated an internal report examining the state of media journalism in America and discussing ways to address issues such as the rise of media conglomerates and the prevalence of opinion journalism.
  • Sonia Sotomayor Ruled Against a Blogger

    05/28/2009 11:08:29 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 14 replies · 560+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | May 28, 2009 | Adam Bitely
    Look's like Obama's new pick has some history in ruling against freedom of speech on blogs. This gem comes from NBC: President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has yet another tie to Connecticut. She sided against a student in the infamous “douche bag” case, and that has upset some free-speech advocates. Sotomayor joined two other judges from the 2nd Circuit in ruling that the student’s off-campus blog remarks created a “foreseeable risk of substantial disruption” at the student’s high school and that the teenager was not entitled to a preliminary injunction reversing a disciplinary action against...
  • Jail for critizing federal prosecutors

    05/23/2009 4:36:38 PM PDT · by Tax Government · 173 replies · 2,646+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2009 | Anonymous
    A federal judge has sent a Kansas man to prison for criticizing federal prosecutors, claiming that the man posed a threat of “continued criminal defamation of government counsel and witnesses.”
  • Help Needed at Stop ACORN

    05/05/2009 2:19:17 PM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 270+ views
    NetRight Nation ^ | May 5, 2009 | Adam Bitely
    In addition to running NetRight Nation I also run StopACORN.org. We launched Stop ACORN late in September of 08. We kept it active until late November but lost the time to keep it alive. This is an important project and needs to be kept up! I need your help! Anyone out there interested in helping with Stop ACORN? We need people to help submit material, to help me build and maintain the bloggers coalition, and to promote the sites activities. If you have any desire to help with this please let me know at Adam@getliberty.org. You need JavaScript enabled to...
  • Blogging The 2nd Annual Sammies

    04/19/2009 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/19/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    A wrap up... We conservatives have two major problems. I've said it dozens of times before but one of those problems is that we don't do "join" well. The left, on the other hand, does "join" exceedingly well. They gather together, share resources, and help each other very, very well. The other problem we have is cash. Again, the left funds as well as it joins. The left supports its side very handsomely with generous and constant donations. The left also has a bevy of deep pocketed supporters that target the new media with their money. Media Matters, George Soros,...
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    04/12/2009 2:33:02 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies · 734+ views
    wtmj ^ | 4.12.09 | Charlie Sykes
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