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  • Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life

    10/21/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 143 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/21/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    me is Monica Lewinsky. Though I have often been advised to change it, or asked why on earth I haven’t. But, there we are. I haven’t." Monica Lewinsky spoke at the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Summit and spoke about the affair that almost brought down the Bill Clinton administration. In her 2,500 word speech she blamed her humiliation on the Drudge Report, Internet, Ken Starr, the NY Post's Page Six, everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations. From the transcript: But back then, in 1995, we started an affair that lasted, on and off,...
  • The Evil Face of Facebook Censorship

    09/03/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 60 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 3, 2014 | Gina Miller
    For many years I resisted joining Facebook. I looked at it with disdain, as nothing more than a do-it-yourself surveillance network, a government spy’s treasure trove, which, of course, it is. I finally decided it could also be a useful tool in sharing my columns and networking with fellow patriots. I knew I wouldn’t stupidly post information about myself that I didn’t want everyone and their dog to know, like photographs of my lunch and when and where I’m away from home at the moment (hello, house burglar!), so I broke down and joined last October. I quickly learned how...
  • Supreme Court Issues 'Sweeping And Definitive' Ruling Against Aereo In Huge Copyright Case

    06/25/2014 7:21:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/25/2014 | STEVE KOVACH AND ERIN FUCHS
    The Supreme Court ruling on Aereo is out, and the court has ruled against the upstart company and in favor of TV broadcasters. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision that had ruled in favor of Aero, a service that lets you stream live network TV. The court found that Aereo's service violated the copyrights of live network TV stations. "This ruling appears sweeping and definitive, determining that Aereo is illegal," the lawyer Tom Goldstein wrote on SCOTUSBlog. The case will have lasting implications for the way content is delivered online. Aereo's technology uses special...
  • Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’

    04/18/2014 5:16:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Newly released Clinton document describes Internet as ‘right wing’ tool of ‘conspiracy commerce’ Posted By Giuseppe Macri On 6:01 PM 04/18/2014 In | No Comments A previously unreleased White House document among the 7,500 published by the Clinton presidential library Friday warns that the burgeoning Internet of 1995 is being “seized” by the “right wing” and turned into a “communication stream of conspiracy commerce.” The 1995 report, titled “The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce,” describes the Internet as a new method of communication ”employed by the right wing” and used to “convey their fringe stories into legitimate subjects of coverage...
  • Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

    04/14/2014 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 165 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    This is the power of social media. This is the power of personal video cameras. This is the power of citizen journalists. And the next time Senator Feinstein calls for “licencing” only “legitimate journalists,” that the 1st Amendment only extends to people who work at the New York Times, Washington Post, or MSNBC, remember this moment. This is how the bullies with the power, the cronies and their allies, are turned back. Dianne Feinstein First Amendment Is A Special Privilege This is not about a rancher owing the Bureau of Land Management money. This is about a federal government which...
  • Report: Turkey cuts off a key Twitter workaround by blocking Google DNS

    03/22/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    PC World ^ | 3/22/2014
    Earlier this week, the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter inside the country in response to a YouTube video that alleges Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s involvement in a corruption scandal. Citizens found a number of ways to circumvent the ban, but according to a new report, one of the easiest ways around the block is apparently no more. The Turkish news site Hurriyet Daily News reported Saturday that Erdogan’s government has apparently blocked access to Google Public DNS, which Turkish citizens had been using to access Twitter, ban be damned. (snip) Google’s DNS service was not impacted by the...
  • REPORT: SARAH PALIN TO LAUNCH 'ROGUE TV' ONLINE VIDEO CHANNEL

    03/16/2014 8:19:04 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | March 15, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will reportedly launch a subscription digital video channel in the coming months in a venture with former executives from NBC and CNN. Subscriptions will cost $10 a month or $100 per year. According to a report in Capital New York, the digital video channel will tentatively be called “Rogue TV" and will feature political commentary from Palin in addition to advice and guidance "such as tips for parents and recipes. There are also tentative plans to have subscribers engage in regular video chats with Palin."
  • Facebook, Instagram Meeting with Gun Control Groups

    02/26/2014 6:16:28 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    Bretibart.com ^ | 2/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Facebook and Instagram are "in talks" about gun control with Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (MDA). MAIG and MDA want both social media sites to "prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms."
  • HHS Seeking Access to ‘Full Twitter Historical Data’

    02/24/2014 2:39:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Government wants ‘social media analytic tool’ for ‘ongoing monitoring’The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a “social media analytic tool” that will give the government access to “full Twitter historical data,” according to a solicitation released on Tuesday. The agency is seeking feedback for a “possible future acquisition to provide near real time social media analysis.” HHS said it wants to use the tool for “ongoing monitoring” of public health issues. HHS provides a long list of requirements, including “access to real-time social media posts,” and “access to full Twitter firehose.” The agency requires an archive that...
  • Does anyone use, or understand Linked In? (vanity question)

    02/20/2014 9:09:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Inquiry | 2/20/14 | Baynative
    I get messages from a website called Linked In all the time. It appears to be some sort of business oriented facebook thingie. But, I can't figure out what it does.
  • Will eBay Founders Omidyar's First Look Media Make Waves?

    02/11/2014 8:20:28 AM PST · by BansheeBill · 2 replies
    Ecommercebytes blog ^ | Julia Wilkinson
    eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar is starting a news outlet called First Look Media. In the site's animated video, he describes it as "a new kind of marriage between a technology company and a new kind of newsroom," and that one of its goals will be to "make it easier for journalists to deliver the transformative stories we all need." Omidyar is known as a philanthropist, and has put his money where his mouth is (in this case, he is reportedly investing $250 million in the First Look venture). His Omidyar Network - with its funding of many altruistic initiatives such...
  • ‘Pampered’ Media Members Facing Backlash For Tweeting Sochi Problems

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Yellow, murky tap water. Warnings about what a toilet can and can’t handle. Missing floors, door handles and light bulbs. The complaints have been flooding in – and going viral on social media – as media members get settled for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. But just as quickly there’s backlash forming from people who say journalists need to stop grumbling about their accommodations in Russia and start focusing on covering the games. One columnist in the Toronto Star even accused reporters from around the globe of turning “into Ugly Americans when venturing beyond their comfort...
  • A new power in conservative media

    01/04/2014 5:13:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    A new power in conservative media By: Hadas Gold January 4, 2014 05:59 PM EST A player in Christian and talk radio stations is buying up popular conservative websites — moves that could make Salem Communications the next big thing in right-wing media. The California-based company has recently gobbled up sites that reach millions of readers, like Michelle Malkin’s Twitchy.com, the Eagle Publishing group which is home to RedState.com, HumanEvents.com and the conservative publishing house Regnery. The Salem empire already includes more than 100 Christian and conservative talk-radio stations and several Christian-themed websites, as well as HotAir.com and TownHall.com. Though...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': Twitter Blocks 'iStandWithPhil.com' Content

    12/23/2013 2:50:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 19 replies
    Links to the pro-Phil Robertson online petition drive have been flagged for content on the social media platform.In the latest development in the ongoing culture war surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s controversial remarks on homosexuality, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com has been flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page. ***** Twitter generally does not act to block content until receiving a report from another user or group of users. That complaint is then reviewed by Twitter, who decides whether to take action or not.
  • Worse Than Nixon? Committee to Protect Journalists Warns About Obama Crackdown on Press Freedom

    10/11/2013 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | 10/11/2013 | Amy Goodman
    In its first report on press freedom in the United States, the Committee to Protect Journalists warns Obama has ushered in a paralyzing climate of fear for both reporters and their government sources. Among the case it details: six government employees - plus two contractors, including Edward Snowden - have faced felony criminal prosecutions since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act for leaking classified information to the press, compared with three such prosecutions in ALL previous U.S. administrations. ...
  • Thanks to the Digital Revolution, a Conservative Uprising Can Rally Its Troops

    09/28/2013 8:57:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, September 27, 2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Ask conservatives what went wrong for them the last time the government shut down, and many of them will bring up the cover of The Daily News of New York from Nov. 16, 1995. Under the block-lettered headline “Cry Baby,” it showed a cartoon of Newt Gingrich, then speaker of the Republican-led House, in tears, clutching a bottle and wearing nothing but a cloth diaper. Back then, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel was a year from its debut, Andrew Breitbart was a lowly assistant at E! Online, and The Drudge Report was an obscure gossip and news digest sent by...
  • Interesting: Drudge Report is streaming Ted Cruz video live above the headline

    09/24/2013 7:41:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9-24-2013 | Drudge Report
    Drudge Report is streaming the FreedomWorks Live video feed of Ted Cruz speaking on the Senate floor. It's right above the headline in the middle of the page. I don't think I've seen that before.
  • Facebook goes ban-happy, punishes user for saying 'thank you

    08/10/2013 6:54:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Joe Newby
    What good is a social media site that punishes people for communicating with each other? That's what a growing number of users are asking after being punished and banned from Facebook for making innocuous comments in posts to others. One of the most egregious examples happened Friday when Examiner.com's Joseph L. Parker thanked someone for liking an article he wrote. On Friday, Parker sent Examiner a screenshot of the message he received telling him his message of thanks was considered "spam" and informing him he was temporarily blocked from posting comments. This kind of complaint is not unusual, but has...
  • Today's patriots are counter-revolutionaries

    07/12/2013 10:06:51 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | July 12, 2013 | Patrice Lewis
    Exclusive: Patrice Lewis says New Media saved America from progressive demise It may come as a surprise to many people, but America is in the midst of a revolution. It’s not the revolution you might think. Patriots are not fighting enemies in the street. The Minutemen are not assembling in the green, ready to defend against redcoats. No, it isn’t the patriots who are fighting a revolution. It’s the progressives who have been fomenting the revolt. And, until recently, they were winning. Quite simply, they are fighting a revolution against the Constitution. Think about it. The progressives object to just...
  • Conservative Commentator Says Facebook Blocked Him Over ‘Politically Incorrect’ Post About the NRA,

    06/30/2013 8:47:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/30/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Conservative Fox News commentator Todd Starnes said Saturday he was temporarily banned from Facebook over a post he wrote extolling the National Rifle Association, Chick-fil-A and Paula Deen. Conservative Commentator Says Facebook Blocked Him Over Politically Incorrect Post About the NRA, Paula Deen and Jesus “I’m about as politically incorrect as you can get,” Starnes wrote. “I’m wearing an NRA ball cap, eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich, reading a Paula Deen cookbook and sipping a 20-ounce sweet tea while sitting in my Cracker Barrel rocking chair with the Gather Vocal Band singing ‘Jesus Saves’ on the stereo and a Gideon’s Bible...
  • 10,000 Threads Posted on Freerepublic

    06/26/2013 11:03:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 112 replies
    Vanity | 26 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Today, I posted my 10,000th thread on Freerepublic. I thought some reflection was appropriate. When I found Freerepublic in 1998, it was as though I had found a gold mine of truth in a desert of lies and spiked news stories. You had to work to find the nuggets, but they were there, instead of the fool's gold constantly being peddled by the MSM to a propagandized public. Freerepublic became my home on the net. Jim Robinson, as a Californian, has done a great deal to make up for all of the horrible ideas that have come out of that...
  • Twitterati Warmly Welcome Hillary Clinton On Her First Day in Twittersphere (McCain barf!)

    06/11/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | UNE 11, 2013, 9:17 AM | Leslie Larson
    Republicans and Democrats rush to welcome the former secretary of state, who playfully describes herself as a 'pantsuit aficionado' with a future that is 'TBD.' The Twitterati, both Republicans and Democrats, rolled out the red carpet to welcome Hillary Clinton after she opened a Twitter account on Monday. President Obama gave his former secretary of state a shout out, saying he was "happy to welcome" her. Her former colleague in the Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), offered his warm greetings to "another great NYer," and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also sent greetings. Former Obama adviser David Axelrod and Sen. Harry...
  • Star Power Down, Security Up For White House Correspondents’ Dinner

    04/27/2013 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2013 | Geneva Sands
    The Hill's managing editor, Bob Cusack, got the latest scoop on the annual White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner from In the Know columnist Judy Kurtz.
  • Beck Breaks Exclusive Info on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Bombings

    04/22/2013 8:21:30 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 261 replies
    Yahoo! News (The Blaze) ^ | 4-22-2013 | Erica Ritz
    Full title: Beck Breaks Exclusive Information on Saudi National Once Considered a Person of Interest in Boston Bombings Background points: A Saudi national originally identified as a "person of interest" in the Boston Marathon bombing was set to be deported under section 212 3B -- "Security and related grounds" -- "Terrorist activities" after the bombing As the story gained traction, TheBlaze's Chief Content Officer Joel Cheatwood received word that the government may not deport the Saudi national, originally identified as Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refused to answer questions on the subject when confronted by Rep....
  • The Pressure To Be The TV News Leader Tarnishes A Big Brand

    04/22/2013 6:19:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com/ ^ | April 22, 2013 | David Carr
    Like a lot of Americans, when I woke up on Friday morning and found out there was a manhunt in the Boston area for the remaining suspect in Monday’s bombing at the marathon, I turned on CNN.
  • Drudge showing Obama worship tonight

    04/09/2013 5:41:33 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 118 replies
    drudge ^ | drudge
    I can't explain how sick I am. I don't like drudge much, but he is doing a good job exposing the clown tonight.
  • Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

    04/04/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/3/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Wednesday that the prominent Drudge Report website "hurts" the White House's message because of its dominating effect on the news cycle. Pfeiffer said that he was "ambivalent" to what Matt Drudge links to on his website, but he lamented that the site led to a "Pavlovian response" from reporters. "Anyone saying anything can get caught up in the spin cycle in a way that is very damaging," Pfeiffer said at a Politico Playbook breakfast with Mike Allen. "It hurts what we’re trying to do, but then it is very damaging to that individual...
  • Obama senior adviser laments Drudge Report effect on the news (Boo Hoo!)

    04/03/2013 8:23:26 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/03/2013 | Examiner Staff
    During a Playbook Breakfast event with Politico’s Mike Allen, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer lamented the effect of the Drudge Report on the news cycle. “This is less true now than it was, but there is a pavlovian response from some media outlets,” Pfeiffer explained, noting that reporters often ask questions about a topic just because its on the Drudge Report. Pfeiffer added that when he is asked about something on the Drudge Report he usually ridicules the reporter asking the question until they sheepishly back down.
  • RNC Report — 100 pages and not a single word about bloggers

    03/20/2013 3:47:14 AM PDT · by Tirian · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Tuesday March 20, 2013 | William Jacobson
    The RNC rolled out its 100-page report on what went wrong in 2012 and what could be done better. The report has 39,136 words in it. One word is missing. Tells you everything you need to know ... /snip/ For the RNC to produce a 100-page report and not have a single mention of the need to interact with and support the conservative blogosphere tells me that the RNC simply has rearranged the deck chairs on the HMS Consultant.
  • Glenn Beck To Debut His Own “60 Minutes”

    03/13/2013 7:24:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Buzz feed ^ | Mar 12, 2013
    Glenn Beck To Debut His Own “60 Minutes” Amid a growing debate about the future of conservative media, The Blaze's For the Record aspires to 60 Minutes-level credibility, run by Beck's own “Woodwards and Bernsteins.” On Wednesday night, Glenn Beck's TV network The Blaze will air the first episode of an investigative newsmagazine show called For the Record — the latest move by the network to build journalistic credibility amid a broader debate about the state of conservative media. Beck introduced the idea for the show in January as part of a larger plan to build out the network's news...
  • Upworthy — or, How we are losing the internet to lowest of low information young liberals

    02/17/2013 5:05:28 PM PST · by Bratch · 9 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 17, 2013 | William A. Jacobson
    I previously wrote about how BuzzFeed Politics has combined “the culture” and savvy crafting into a highly effective tool for undermining Republicans with subtle and not-so-subtle mockery.  “Look at the goofy cat, look at the goofy celeb, look at the goofy Republican” is more dangerous to us than a 5000-word article in The New York Times Sunday Magazine.To follow up on that theme, I happened upon a website called Upworthy, which had one its posts run at HuffPo, Elizabeth Warren Asks The Most Obvious Question Ever, Stumps A Bunch Of Bank Regulators.The post was so wrong on substance, I just...
  • Facebook paid no taxes despite record profits

    02/16/2013 11:11:49 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 30 replies
    Fox ^ | February 16, 2013 | Fox News
    Despite earning more than $1 billion in profits last year, social media juggernaut Facebook paid zilch when it came to federal and state taxes in 2012. In fact, the website will actually be getting a refund totaling $429 million thanks to a tax reduction for executive stock options. In the coming years, Facebook will continue to get monster tax breaks, totaling about $3 billion.
  • Conclave to silence at least nine tweeting cardinals

    02/16/2013 7:00:19 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | February 15, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Matt Lauer and New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan appear on NBC’s “Today” show in New York in this handout photo taken Feb. 11. The cardinal talked about Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement earlier that morning that he will resign as pope at the end of the month. The 85-year-old pontiff said he no longer has the energy to exercise his ministry over the universal church. (CNS photo/Peter Kramer, NBC via Reuters) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Parrots may squawk in the Vatican Gardens during a conclave, but the cardinals are not allowed to tweet.For most of the 117 red-vested princes of...
  • Tea Party Community: It’s Just Like Facebook, But Only For Conservatives

    02/01/2013 12:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 31, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    If you’re an outspoken conservative who’s sick of getting bullied by your liberal “friends” on Facebook, Tea Party Community might just be the place for you. According to co-founder Ken Crow, “It’s a new home for conservatives and the Tea Party movement in America. It’s a social community just for them.” Crow recently partnered with Tim Selaty Sr. and Jr. to create a “safe haven for the conservative movement where we can share ideas and thoughts and express ourselves without fear of retribution.” But it’s not just fellow Facebook users that Tea Party Community’s founders believe are targeting conservatives...
  • Father Barron’s seven tips for New Evangelization

    12/21/2012 5:26:51 AM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 12/30/2012 | Brandon Vogt
    When Pope John Paul II described the New Evangelization back in 1983, he said it required new ardor, new methods and new expressions. Since then, perhaps no priest has embodied those qualities like Father Robert Barron of Chicago. Through his “Word on Fire” ministry he has used blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, websites and mobile apps to spread the faith. He’s evangelized the culture through movie reviews and news commentary. And he released the epic “Catholicism” film series which has been seen across the world on both Catholic and secular television. Fr. Barron Father Robert Barron. Courtesy of Word on Fire...
  • Where are Freepers hanging out on-line tomorrow night?

    11/05/2012 4:08:21 PM PST · by DAC21 · 39 replies
    11/5/2012 | DAC21
    With Free Republic surely getting slammed tomorrow, what is an on-line alternative to TV with the ability to post comment?
  • Talk Radio and Presidential Elections - New Book Illustrates Influence

    10/28/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    PRBuzz.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2012 | Don Bracken
    Talk radio was paramount in building the conservative movement's role in presidential elections. This can be found with Barry Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presidential nominee and one of the intellectual leaders of the conservative movement. Political minds are wondering if it can help push Romney into the White House. for Romney. The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas chronicles talk radio's impact on presidential elections and politics from the days of Walter Winchell to modern day hosts such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. The book is published by History Publishing Company. The author is available for interviews. It was...
  • Did the Web Lead Obama Astray?

    10/27/2012 10:05:17 AM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Otober 26, 2012 | Mickey Kaus
    Mickey’s Assignment Desk–Ben Smith, We Have Your Next Column! Why has Obama’s public campaign been so ineffective for the past month? Couldn’t someone digitally sophisticated and untanked–e.g. Buzzfeed‘s Ben Smith–make a good argument that the President was led astray by the overhyped reality and promise of Internet Politics. Specifically, a) he exaggerated the power of his Web-friendly left wing; b) he overestimated the force of attack lines the Web-friendly left wing would find convincing, like pointing out, when discussing Iran in Debate #3, that Romney had once “invested in a Chinese state oil company that was doing business with the...
  • "The List": Bengazi-Gate

    10/19/2012 9:35:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/19/12 | Nachum
    As the presidential debate on foreign policy is coming shortly, this is my current file of stories on "Benghazi-gate".  Apparently it is a riddle, wrapped in an enigma.  Competing theories range from simple incompetence to a planned October surprise gone wrong.  In any event, there has been a coverup, aided and abetted by those in the media loyal to the President to run interference.  The coming debate will be interesting and historic as this scandal now has the nation's attention.  It helps to have the information at your finger tips.  So, for you entertainment pleasure, here is the file: Benghazi-Gate. Benghazi-Gate10/19/2012Oversight...
  • Talk Radio Plays Historical Role in Elections

    09/21/2012 6:47:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    (The following is the second of three excerpts from The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment, by Fred Lucas; History Publishing Company. The adapted excerpts look at the impact of talk radio on election results.) Before what would turn out to be an historic election, a New York Times article said, “If Larry King’s CNN program functioned as a nominating process for Ross Perot; Rush Limbaugh may be a kind of national precinct captain for the Republican insurgency of 1994.” An election night poll by Fabrizio-McLaughlin of 1,000...
  • The Age of Trolling - How a small band of conservatives generated half of the DNC's headlines

    09/09/2012 8:27:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Slate ^ | September 7, 2012 | David Weigel
    ....Whatever lessons the Democrats take from Charlotte, whatever it did for the president or for the ambitious senators and governors who stalked delegate breakfasts and whispered “2016,” this is a fact: The convention was successfully trolled. I don’t use troll in the pejorative sense. Actually, I may be trying to craft a neutral meaning of troll where none previously existed. The term, in its modern Internet usage, refers to people who want to start fights online to bring the universe into an argument on their terms. It comes not from Grimm literature, but from a fishing technique in which multiple...
  • Online Media Will Star at the Conventions (No TV needed)

    08/24/2012 11:36:38 AM PDT · by deks · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2012 | Keach Hagey
    Networks to Keep TV Broadcasts Slim, But Plan Gavel-to-Gavel Web Streams --- Political conventions, long the ultimate made-for-TV presentation, this year are coming of age as digital-media events—highlighting the decline of network television coverage of the gatherings. --- When Republicans convene next week in Tampa, Fla., and Democrats the week after in Charlotte, N.C., major broadcast networks will use the Internet to provide the kind of extensive coverage they long ago abandoned on their airwaves. ---
  • Nets Punt on Glenn Beck Drawing Crowd of 65,000 in Dallas

    07/30/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 30, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    CBS, which devoted four on-air segments between May 30 and June 1, 2012 to the "hundreds of Catholics" who rallied in support of dissenting nuns, ignored the tens of thousands who came from all over the U.S. to see conservative talk show host Glenn Beck speak on Saturday. In fact, all of the Big Three networks have yet to cover Beck's "Restoring Love" event in Dallas on their morning and evening newscasts. CBS's Dallas affiliate reported that "more than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium" for Beck's event. On Monday, Chris Ariens of MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noted that the gathering was...
  • Sarah Palin at RightOnline Conference on Matt Drudge

    06/17/2012 1:01:45 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/17/2012 | Sarah Palin
    "The new media rose up precisely because the old media failed to tell the truth. That very first new media breakthrough was about 15 years ago when this lowly little store clerk in a lowly little apartment equipped with his computer and a modem broke one of the biggest stories of the decade. His name was Matt Drudge and the rest is history. And in hindsight, we see that the story he broke was more than just a president having an affair. To me it was much, much more than that. It was about a major old media publication that...
  • 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....
  • We're watching you, Speaker Boehner and all of your friends too

    02/15/2012 10:20:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/2012 | Doug Book
    On February 7th, Coach is Right posted a story reporting John Boehner was involved in an under-the-table negotiation with Attorney General Eric Holder to arrange a “mutually acceptable conclusion” to the Congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. (1) Originally broken by Mike Vanderboegh on his Sipsey Street Irregulars website, it was reported that the Department of Justice would provide Boehner and Republicans the heads of DOJ higher-ups Lanny Breuer and Jason Weinstein along with assorted minor players and in return, the GOP would drop House and Senate committee investigations, giving Eric Holder and Barack Obama a pass on their...
  • From the Ashes of Righthaven, the Promising Future of Digital Media

    09/13/2011 12:57:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 2 replies
    Electronic Frontier Foundation ^ | Sept 12, 2011 | by Rainey Reitman and Kurt Opsahl
    Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model—suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles—appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish. But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and creators are adapting to the digital world—including one of Righthaven's former clients. Last week, reports were circulating that Righthaven was on "life support" after admitting that they aren't currently filing more lawsuits and are apparently teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Even...
  • (Vanity) The Cycle of Life, or, Those Who Know History Repeat It Too

    09/11/2011 9:07:23 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 14 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 9-11-2011 | grey_whiskers
    Some observers have noted that history doesn't always repeat itself, but that it does tend to rhyme. This was first alleged about geopolitics, but it appears to be true in many areas of life: the cycle of economic boom and bust, climactic cycles, from La Nina and El Nino to glaciations, and even management fads ("Empty what's full; fill what's empty; and scratch where it itches.") In particular, one can see such occurrences play out over time in the retail sector. When I was young, there were comparatively few chain stores, and most of those were regional, not national. (This...
  • Is Facebook peaking in the US?

    06/18/2011 5:30:35 AM PDT · by upchuck · 59 replies
    FT Tech Hub ^ | June 13, 2011 | Tim Bradshaw
    Facebook lost nearly 6m users in the US last month, according to figures from Inside Facebook, sparking fresh concern that the social network’s growth is slowing. Total monthly active users on the site still grew by 1.7 per cent between the beginning of May and early June, taking its total to 687m, according to Inside Facebook, part of the Inside Network, which provides news and analytics tools for social media, virtual goods and mobile apps.But in the US there was a drop for the first time in a year, from 155.2m to 149.4m during the month of May. Canada also...
  • Congrats, New Media: Journalism Is Back

    06/07/2011 10:22:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 7, 2011 | Tony Katz
    New media, including Andrew Breitbart, has brought competence back to the press. And as we see both during and after Weinergate, the MSM has no clue how awful their work has been. The story is not the photos. The story is the journalism — It’s back. And the MSM is finished.As Weinergate broke and gained traction, a large majority of the MSM and leftist media stuck their heads in the sand. Joan Walsh of Salon.com savaged those who attempted to make this a story. On MSNBC, she seemed furious at Chris Matthews who — to his credit — would not...