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  • Twitter scrapping suggested user list following allegations of political bias

    11/16/2009 6:38:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/16/2009 | Jordan Fabian
    Twitter, the popular microblogging service, will eliminate its "suggested user" list after users complained it favored Democrats over Republicans in a state election, multiple news outlets reported today. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said the company would do away with the list on Monday while attending a conference in Malaysia. Political watchdogs alleged that the list, which contained more Democrats than Republicans vying for California's governorship next year, could unfairly harm the GOP candidates. The company created the list last year because executive noticed a large amount of people were creating accounts then not following other users. The list has the...
  • C'mon, Admit It. Twitter Is Useless

    11/13/2009 6:10:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 2,291+ views ^ | November 13, 2009 | David Harsanyi
    Not long ago, Meghan McCain, maverick progeny and rising media star (because, no doubt, of her impressive intellectual gifts), posted a cleavage-intense picture of herself on her Twitter account. "For years," the 25-year-old would lament later, "I have struggled to accept the fact that the way I look in a tank top comes off more 'sexual' than a flat-chested woman." First, let's all agree on the obvious: A nation that fails to deal with the deep-seated struggles of busty young blondes is a nation that fails us all. Then feel free to wonder why an intelligent young woman feigns astonishment...
  • Populace Media

    11/05/2009 1:08:31 PM PST · by bs9021 · 282+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 5, 2009 | Sarah Carlsruh
    Populace Media Sarah Carlsruh, November 5, 2009 James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles’ undercover videos revealing the scandal of ACORN, with over a million views on YouTube, are a testament to the escalating dominance of new media. At Accuracy in Media’s (AIM) 40th Anniversary Conference on October 23rd, a New Media and the Future of Journalism panel discussed recent technology in the media and the social media movement. Panelist Robert Bluey, after graduating from journalism school, envisioned that he would get a job at the Washington Post; that dream died when he discovered that such organizations did not covet a conservative...
  • Michael Savage- First Banned In Britain, Now Banned From You Tube

    10/20/2009 6:23:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 57 replies · 2,468+ views
    Joe Seales ^ | 10-20-09 | Joe Seales
    You Tube has shut down without warning the most subscribed Michael Savage video channel. Imitator777,a You Tube member since August of 2007 had over 350 videos and over 2,500 individual subscribers..this morning we awoke to find everything completely erased..they deleted all his videos and his channel without warning or reason. You Tube has been well known to censor or delete channels in the past (let's face it, they are owned by Google), but this is the first time (to my knowledge) that they have specifically targeted a channel predominantly dedicated to a radio talk show host. Imitator has created a...
  • FIRST ONE STORY, THEN ANOTHER — Has Google scrubbed its own News Archive?

    10/20/2009 6:45:58 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 19 replies · 1,294+ views
    The Post and Email
    FIRST ONE STORY, THEN ANOTHER — Has Google scrubbed its own News Archive? (Scrubbing the tracks of Obama's origins--Google is politically hyper liberal) FIRST ONE STORY, THEN ANOTHER — Has Google scrubbed its own News Archive? Google’s archive shows Obama’s birth story has changed October 15, 2009 by John Charlton FIRST ONE STORY, THEN ANOTHER — Has Google scrubbed its own News Archive? by John Charlton (Oct. 15, 2009) — It’s the world’s largest online repository of Newspaper information, spanning the globe and more than a century of history: the Google News Archive. The Post & Email can attest...
  • FTC Reassures Bloggers - Big Brother Isn't Watching

    10/14/2009 3:29:48 PM PDT · by radioone · 11 replies · 343+ views
    Legaltimes ^ | 10-14-09 | Jenna Greene
    Bloggers of the world, relax - the Federal Trade Commission is not out to get you. That was the message from Mary Engle, associate director for advertising practices at the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
  • Twitter crashes after Barack Obama awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    10/12/2009 5:53:24 PM PDT · by opentalk · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 09 Oct 2009 | Telegraph UK
    Social networking site Twitter crashed on Friday as millions of users around the world joined the debate over Barack Obama being awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The site went into meltdown at lunchtime yesterday amid the sheer weight of people commenting on the news, which comes just ten months into his first term in power. The problem was quickly identified and repaired, but Twitter fans experienced issues throughout the afternoon. Yesterday a poll of 1,000 Brits by revealed that 80 per cent believe the award has come too early and only one in five said the award was...
  • 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...
  • Karl Rove's Twitter Account Suspended

    10/06/2009 3:27:45 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies · 1,297+ views ^ | ANNE SCHROEDER MULLINS
    Karl Rove’s Twitter account was suspended? Yes, indeed. Although the account is now up and running, Rove’s gang has a call into Twitter Headquarters to find out what exactly happened. Rove's office told POLITICO: "On Monday evening around 8:20 PM Karl Rove's Twitter account (@karlrove) was temporarily suspended due to unknown reasons. We submitted a support request to Twitter and the account was promptly restored. Karl Rove complies fully with the rules outlined in the Twitter Terms of Service and despite several phone calls to the Twitter corporate office, we've been unable to determine what caused the temporary shut down."
  • Chicago Sun Times ATTACKS Drudge Report

    09/30/2009 5:18:43 PM PDT · by DecoyJames · 8 replies · 1,108+ views
    This is Obamas Town mind you, as corrupt as they come. I hope they go out of business if the Olympics are not in town. Second Update on this story.
  • Retail Politics

    09/30/2009 1:30:42 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 284+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 30, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Retail Politics by: Allie Winegar Duzett, September 30, 2009 On September 22, 2009, freshman congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) took the stage at the Heritage Foundation’s Conservative Bloggers Briefing and showed the crowd how to win friends and influence people all the way to Congress—all the while spending under one hundred thousand dollars. Rep. Chaffetz is the perfect man to address this topic. In 2008, he shocked the world by unseating an incumbent of twelve years, U.S. Chris Cannon (R). And while Cannon had a budget of almost $700,000 for the race, Rep. Chaffetz won using a mere $74,000. Clearly, Rep....
  • Top Washington Post Editor Forced Off Twitter After Urging More Spending on Health Care

    09/27/2009 8:03:51 PM PDT · by pissant · 12 replies · 754+ views
    Newsbusrters ^ | 9/27/09 | Brent Baker
    A few weeks ago Washington Post Managing Editor Raju Narisetti rued in this tweet via his Twitter account: “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not. But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform? Sad.” Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander cited the tweet in a Friday night blog post about how the newspaper has issued new guidelines, on the use of social network sites, which state “nothing we do must call into question the impartiality of our news judgment.” That forced Narisetti to close his Twitter account. Alexander recounted:...
  • Facebook, Twitter, MySpace Sites for Big Mistakes by Medical Students, UCLA Study Finds

    09/27/2009 2:49:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,487+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 9/27/09 | Rodemary Black
    Hey, physicians-in-training: Blabbing about patient care on Facebook and Twitter are Doctor No-Nos. A new survey of medical-school deans reveals that med students' unprofessional conduct on social networking sites and blogs is common, according to Time magazine. Many of the future doctors use YouTube, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook to discuss sexual misconduct, post discriminatory statements and talk about patient cases, according to the survey, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. It's ongoing even though the students understand patient-confidentiality laws and have been instructed in the ethical standards of their chosen profession, according to the article...
  • HuffPo Cofounder Takes On ‘Democrat-Media Complex’ [Breitbart Interview]

    09/26/2009 2:35:23 AM PDT · by GVnana · 10 replies · 1,458+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 9/24/2009 | David Weigel
    On September 10, Andrew Breitbart launched his new site, BigGovernment, with hidden-video camera footage of two young conservative activists who’d gotten Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) employees to advise them on hiding prostitution profits from the IRS. Within hours, Breitbart was doing interviews with reporters who wanted to know how, exactly, the story had come about, and why Big Government was releasing the videos and the identity of the muckrackers — 25-year-old James O’Keefe III and 20-year-old Hannah Giles — so slowly. “It was strategized,” Breitbart told TWI this week, so “that they would be deprived of...
  • Times starts Web site for conservatives

    09/24/2009 1:39:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies · 617+ views ^ | September 23, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    The Washington Times has launched, a Web site with technology that allows activists to talk up to ideological and party leaders and interact in innovative ways. - run by The Washington Times with contributions from the Heritage Foundation and other organizations - is a tool to "reinvent the right" and help move the public discourse. " creates a cutting-edge new marriage between the social publishing world of bloggers and the social networking world of Twitter, YouTube and the like," said John Solomon, executive editor and vice president for content of The Times. "Most opinion sites today enable thought-leaders...
  • Obama: We Need To Bail Out Newspapers Or Blogs Will Run The World

    09/21/2009 8:10:07 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 103 replies · 3,488+ views
    Silicon Alley Insider ^ | 09-21-09 | Yael Bizouati
    Obama yesterday expressed concern at the sorry state of the news industry and said that he will look at a news paper bailout, because otherwise, blogs will take over the world, and that would be a threat to democracy, The Hill reports. "I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding," he said.
  • Breitbart: A conservative rebel with a cause

    09/20/2009 3:07:22 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20, 2009 | Jennifer Harper
    He is hybrid journalist, content wrangler, glib analyst. But most of all, Andrew Breitbart relishes running against the grain. For starters, he is an unabashed political conservative in a Hollywood dominated by liberals. The man has moxie. Frustrated that like-minded players in his hometown felt too intimidated to speak their mind, he helped organize a support group called "Friends of Abe" as a haven and forum for colleagues with similar ideas and values. The group is now hundreds strong. A pronounced loathing for celebrity journalists, media conglomerates and glitzy TV networks drew him to contribute to nimble, alternative media sites...
  • Sarah Palin’s Facebook Popularity Continues to Climb

    09/19/2009 6:28:58 PM PDT · by CyberRBTmail · 20 replies · 1,166+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-09-19 | LukeAmerica2020
    With more than 875,000 fans following her political commentary closely on Facebook, Sarah Palin trails only President Barack Obama as the most popular politician on the social networking site. She has gained 60,000 new followers since we reported her soaring popularity exactly four weeks ago today. Amazingly, she is expanding her high-profile posture in political debates armed only with a notebook computer and an Internet connection. Palin has used her Facebook page to comment on health care, energy policy, and tort reform. She’s also highlighted other causes, such the celebration of Constitution Day and the commemoration of the eighth anniversary...
  • The Media Genius Of Andrew Breitbart

    09/19/2009 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies · 3,120+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 18, 2009 | DANIEL GLOVER
    Two gutsy young people did the undercover journalistic legwork that quickly turned public opinion against the radical leftist group ACORN, but their work might have been less effective without the "promotional genius" of Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart, who first made a splash on the new media scene at The Drudge Report, released the first video shot by "the pimp and the prostitute" (James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles) on Sept. 10, the day Breitbart launched his new Web site, It exposed ACORN employees in Baltimore aiding and abetting both underage prostitution and tax fraud.Since then, BigGovernment has released four more video...
  • To Set The Record Straight: How the Old Media Goliath was killed (book review)

    09/19/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 47 replies · 1,740+ views
    Matthew Bracken | Sep 19, 2009 | Matthew Bracken
    To Set The Record Straight, first pubished in 2008, is much more than a history of the 2004 presidential race, and the effects the Swiftboat veterans had on that campaign. TSTRS uses the Swiftboat veterans' story to focus upon the role the mainstream media has played in shaping American public opinion over the past forty years, from the Vietnam War until the recent past. When Senator Kerry decided to make his military record a central part of his campaign, the Swiftboat veterans who knew him the best were angered and sickened. They had had enough, and they decided literally “to...
  • Republicans steal Barack Obama's internet campaigning tricks-Culminating in last weekend's protest

    09/19/2009 12:49:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 2,473+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | September 18, 2009 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    Erik Telford remembers all too vividly the dark cloud hanging over him on 5 November 2008, the day after Barack Obama was elected president. For the internet strategist at the rightwing campaign group Americans for Prosperity, election night was a double disaster. Not only had Obama won the votes, he had outwitted his Republican opponents in his use of new media tricks such as email recruiting and social networking. "The left was far ahead of us. The efforts that Obama put into internet campaigning and what he accomplished were extraordinary," Telford says. That cloud hung over the conservative movement for...
  • [ACORN's nemesis] Andrew Breitbart As The New Don Hewitt (60 Minutes)

    09/15/2009 9:16:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 749+ views
    Wizbang ^ | September 15, 2009
    Andrew Breitbart's is running circles around traditional media outlets. As Lori notes below, Charlie Gibson may feign an unawareness of the ACORN videos but no one is buying it. Why? Because an exposé like this is the very stuff Don Hewitt used to make 60 Minutes into one of the biggest news shows in history. After just a few seasons Hewitt's formulaic approach to the news exposé was recognized by millions of viewers. Find a suspect (possibly criminal) enterprise, send in a reporter in disguise and tape the whole thing. Hewitt's targets were usually businesses, large and small. There...
  • ACORN Sting Filmmaker May Face State Charges (amazing, this really is now a fascist nation)

    09/12/2009 1:09:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 286 replies · 11,567+ views
    NBC Universal ^ | 2:45 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 12, 200 | By ASHA BEH
    James O'Keefe's foray into filmmaking may cost him a few years in the slammer. O'Keefe and fellow conservative activist/budding investigative journalist Hannah Giles were the ones who dressed up like a pimp and a prostitute, respectively (or not), and went to the offices of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) in D.C. and Baltimore looking for advice on how to buy a house. The resulting video caused quite a commotion and resulted in the firing of four ACORN employees, as well as other repercussions for those who support the organization. In Maryland, it's against the law to...
  • Wilson hires professional Tweeter

    09/12/2009 5:06:04 AM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/09 | Eric Zimmerman and Christina Wilkie
    This is part of a broader defense strategy that Wilson is undertaking after facing strong criticism despite apologizing to President Barack Obama for interrupting his speech. Democrats on Friday announced that they would bring forward a “resolution of disapproval” if Wilson does not apologize to his colleagues on the House floor. The South Carolina Republican’s defense is focused on social media, including a taped YouTube video message to supporters, a flurry of Twitter messages, numerous interviews with bloggers and an ad on the Drudge Report. In the ad, Wilson said that he is defending himself against liberals who are seeking...
  • From New York, London to Israel Integrating SEO, PR Creates Potent Marketing

    09/09/2009 10:45:59 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 394+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | September 9, 2009 | Joel Leyden
    From New York, London to Israel Integrating SEO, PR Creates Potent Marketing By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Tel Aviv, Israel ---- September 9, 2009 ..... Once upon a time, when you wanted your business products and or services to be known one would either hire an advertising or PR agency. Having full color print display ads appearing in general and trade magazines and editorial stories placed about your services was the only route. The ad agency would send out an insertion order and the public relations agency in New York, London or Israel would fax news releases. Yes, there...
  • 'Joe Wilson' top trending topic on Twitter

    09/09/2009 8:10:17 PM PDT · by libh8er · 53 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9.9.9 | Jordan Fabian
    It looks like a Republican congressman's outburst on the House floor during President Barack Obama's address to Congress has momentarily eclipsed the speech itself, at least on Twitter. "Joe Wilson," the South Carolina Republican congressman who shouted "you lie" at the president, is the top trending topic on Twitter right now. Trending topics track the most popular conversation subjects on the microblogging site. "LIAR" and "R-SC" are also trending topics right now, meaning that three out of the ten topics are related to Wilson. "Obama" is the only non-Wilson topic trending about the speech right now. Wilson made his comment...
  • The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones

    09/08/2009 3:52:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies · 2,486+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 9-8-09 | Cliff Kincaid - OP/ED
    September 8, 2009The Blogger Who Nailed Van Jones Cliff Kincaid If the Van Jones resignation is blamed on his statements about Republicans and 9/11, a great lesson will have been lost. As we argued in a previous column, “It’s the communism, stupid.” If people don’t recognize the dangers of having a communist in the White House, then the nature of the scandal will not have been understood. Blogger Trevor Loudon of New Zealand broke the story on April 6th and has some thoughts on what happened and where this story is heading.   His main point is that Van...
  • ‘Meet the Press’ Focus on Jones Aftermath — Internet ‘Open Sewer’ of ‘Disinformation’ (video)

    09/06/2009 3:18:33 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies · 3,398+ views
    M eet The Press ^ | Sept. 6, 2009
    Tom Brokaw: "It's frightening, frankly."
  • Democrat Baron Hill Suddenly Caught in a "Compromising Position" on YouTube

    09/04/2009 11:54:05 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 58 replies · 4,151+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 09/04/2009 | R Hargraves
    Needless to say, afte this video floats around a bit, Baron Hill will not be running "his" congressional office much longer. Nor will he be able to congratulate himself about what a benefocent leader he is for allowing his constituents to attend "his" townhall meetings. Seriously, guys it's just too good to be true.
  • After 'Obama Joker' Debacle, Flickr Changes TakeDown Policy

    09/03/2009 8:19:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,118+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 03, 2009
    After 'Obama Joker' debacle, Flickr changes takedown policy September 2, 2009 Flickr came out looking like the bad guy when it removed an image of President Obama portrayed as the Joker from "The Dark Knight." Onlookers accused Flickr of having a "political agenda" and being a "bully." For the most part, Flickr has stuck to a retort along the lines of: Sorry, kids, but that's the way the law works. But the Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has since retreated, at least in one respect. Flickr revised its takedown policy Tuesday to be more clear when something has been removed as a...
  • Did Obama's people send out an e-mail requesting people to post on forums like Facebook?

    09/03/2009 7:21:54 PM PDT · by altura · 91 replies · 2,426+ views
    vanity | September 3, 2009 | self
    Did someone from the Obama administration sent out a directive requesting that people post something on forums like Facebook about healthcare. Two different people make the exact same post on my Facebook page. It was: No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day and do something useful, like writing or calling your representatives.4 hours ago · Comment · Like / Unlike
  • CNN: Conservatives Have Upper Hand on Twitter

    08/21/2009 6:47:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 963+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is no big mystery about Twitter. Anybody with access to the Web can use it. In fact, just to keep things in perspective about this CNN Political Ticker story on how conservatives somehow have the upper hand on Twitter, be sure to watch this video of Ben Stiller explaining the "glories" of Twitter to a skeptical Mickey Rooney. Here are some of Rooney's classic remarks about Twitter in response to Stiller's explanations: "Do you find this fun and interesting?""I don't find that entertaining." "How do you get caught up on Tweets?""Can children do it?"
  • Liberal bloggers admit conservatives have upper hand on Twitter

    08/21/2009 10:37:34 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 15 replies · 713+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | Aug 21, 2009 | Eric Kuhn
    "While it is obvious the progressive blogosphere is superior, we are being out-organized on Twitter," said Gina Cooper, a blogger who helped organize Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of online liberal activists that met last week in Pittsburgh. "There is some catching up to do on the progressive side." Tracy Viselli, who attended Netroots Nation, agreed with Cooper and admitted that liberal bloogers are ceding this valuable territory to conservatives. "Twitter is a news funnel," she said. "Conservatives are very tightly knit and getting their message out very well."
  • Conservatives Take On Liberals In Blogosphere

    08/14/2009 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 631+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2009
    Conservatives take on liberals in blogosphere DAN NEPHIN Aug. 14 PITTSBURGH -- Call this city blogger central. Two grassroots groups - one left leaning, the other right leaning - are holding their annual conferences here and teaching members how to wield clout online. On the left is Netroots Nation, which has been credited in part with helping usher President Barack Obama into office. On the right is RightOnline, a project of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The Netroots Nation conference is much larger, at about 1,800 people, and lasts four days. RightOnline has about 700 people and lasts two...
  • UnPROFessional Online

    08/14/2009 10:07:31 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 743+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 14, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    UnPROFessional Online by: Bethany Stotts, August 14, 2009 Students have been warned since the advent of social media not to place damaging photos or text on Facebook, MySpace and other social networking sites. And well they should, considering the string of school suspensions prompted by such postings. Calvin College student Tony Harris was suspended for lewd content on his Facebook profile this February; in 2008 Katherine Evans was “disciplined for ‘cyberbullying’ a teacher on Facebook,” according to; and this week Lindsey Wessel came under fire allegedly for bikini shots posted to her MySpace profile. She will not be...
  • White House uses Web against Drudge "attack"

    08/04/2009 11:01:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies · 1,532+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | August 4, 2009
    WASHINGTON — The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance. The 3-minute White House video features Linda Douglass, a former network television correspondent and now White House Office of Health Reform communications director, sitting in front of a computer screen showing the Drudge Report Web site. That site carries a series of video clips from another blogger who strings together selected Obama statements on health care to make it appear he wants to eliminate...
  • CBS Evening News Hit Piece Against Conservative Websites

    08/03/2009 3:57:59 PM PDT · by devane617 · 54 replies · 1,783+ views
    CBS News ^ | 08/03/2009 | me
    Did anyone else see the hit piece on CBS Evening News against conservative websites? According to the report, we are responsible for the turnout at Reps meetings which ask about Obamacare. They said we are instigating the people that show up at these meetings. Overall, it was a major negative story.
  • CNN’s Sanchez Starts Tweet Fight With Fox News

    07/28/2009 1:08:42 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 22 replies · 2,930+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 28, 2009 | Don Irvine
    CNN's Rick Sanchez an active user of twitter started a mini fight with Fox News over one of his tweets. From TV Newser CNN's Rick Sanchez has been splaining his Tweets directed at Fox News. On Friday, ICN caught these Tweets from Cuban-born Sanchez directed at Fox News. if i didn't believe in doing right thing, i'd be rich anchoring at fox news do u know how much money i'd make if i'd sold out as hispanic and worked at fox news, r u kidding, one problem, looking in mirror Fox News anchor Julie Banderas, who is of Colombian descent,...
  • Gibbs Says "Twitter" Blocked on White House Computers - Video 7/24/09

    07/24/2009 6:49:44 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 378+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    This is not particularly important, but it is interesting. White House Press Secretary was asked today if he "twittered," and he responded: "No, for some reason Twitter is blocked on White House computers. I have to say I'm on camera enough that I think people have a decent sense of what I'm doing minus Twittering." Of course, many people "twitter" using their phone or PDA, but I would guess the only reason to block it would be because of security concerns. Any other ideas? . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Jill Stanek: YouTube serially aborts pro-life videos

    07/23/2009 10:13:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 763+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/22/09 | Jill Stanek
    By now you're likely one of 1.5 million people who have seen the graphic video of Neda Soltan dying after being shot in the chest on June 20, 2009, during protests in Iran following the presidential election. The video shows Neda collapsing into the arms of two men, who try to stop her bleeding with their bare hands. Suddenly, Neda's eyes roll up and to the right, almost as if they are looking at the cell phone video camera chronicling her death. Blood begins pouring from her mouth and nose, into one eye and down her face. Cries erupt from...
  • YouTube Bans Video of Planned Parenthood Hiding Sexual Abuse, Abortion

    07/21/2009 8:53:20 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies · 494+ views ^ | July 21, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    YouTube Bans Video of Planned Parenthood Hiding Sexual Abuse, Abortion Washington, DC -- The popular video sharing web site YouTube has again censored a video exposing Planned Parenthood hiding a potential case of sexual abuse of a teenager. The video also shows the Planned Parenthood employee telling a woman posing as a teenager how she can evade the state's parental consent abortion law. See for full story and link to full video.
  • Obama’s Global Reach via Movie Theaters, Bike Messengers, Text, Mobile Networks

    07/15/2009 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies · 1,115+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | July 15, 2009 | Sunlen Miller
    Hoping to engage a “non-traditional” global audience the tech-savvy Obama administration has crafted a new strategy to disseminate President Obama’s foreign speeches. Using SMS texting, social networking sites, free move theater screenings and yes, even bike messengers, the administration has strategies on how best to distribute speeches like Obama’s high profile speeches in Cairo, Moscow and the most recently this past Saturday in Ghana, to an audience who normally would not be able to watch. Judith Michale, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, told reporters today that the administration is teaming up with the State Department to...
  • 'Not too bad for an old guy,' McCain says of 1M+ Twitter following

    07/14/2009 2:48:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 576+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has passed an online milestone. The former Obama rival now has more than a million followers on the microblogging and social networking site Twitter. In a statement announcing the achievement, McCain said he was "both honored and humbled" to have amassed such a following. "It has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my long political career – not too bad for an old guy," McCain added.
  • Gag The Internet! An Obama Official's Frightening Book About Curbing Free Speech Online

    07/11/2009 2:30:24 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 62 replies · 2,988+ views
    New York Post ^ | 07/11/09 | Kyle Smith
    When it comes to the First Amendment, Team Obama believes in Global Chilling. Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law professor who has been appointed to a shadowy post that will grant him powers that are merely mind-boggling, explicitly supports using the courts to impose a "chilling effect" on speech that might hurt someone's feelings. He thinks that the bloggers have been rampaging out of control and that new laws need to be written to corral them. "Although obscure," reported the Wall Street Journal, "the post wields outsize power. It oversees regulations throughout the government, from the Environmental Protection Agency to the...
  • Judge Says Blogs Not Legitimate News Source, No Shield Protections

    07/07/2009 6:49:41 AM PDT · by Kieri · 35 replies · 1,205+ views
    Techdirt ^ | 07/07/09 | Various
    from the seems-to-leave-a-lot-of-leeway dept Back in May we wrote about a lawsuit questioning whether or not a blogger could use journalism shield laws to protect a source who sent her info she used for a blog post. The company the info was about is suing her for slander (which is odd, since slander is usually spoken, while libel is written). The woman, Shellee Hale tried to claim that she was protected under New Jersey's shield law, which allows a journalist to protect sources. In writing about this case originally, we pointed out that the judge in question clearly did not...
  • A Nobel Peace Prize for Twitter?

    07/06/2009 9:36:09 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 4 replies · 421+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6 Jun 2009 | Mark Pfeifle
    Washington - The video gave substance to what seemed so far away. We saw the look in her eyes as they went lifeless. We heard the sounds of her friends and family as they begged her to hold on. And she became the personification of the struggle for democracy in a country where voices for freedom are quelled. Her name was Neda Agha-Soltan, and without Twitter we might never have known that she lived in Iran, that she dreamed of a free Iran, and that she died in a divided Iran for her dreams. Neda became the voice of a...
  • Google Thought Michael Jackson Search Surge Was Malware Attack

    06/27/2009 4:45:20 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 17 replies · 2,088+ views
    searchenginewatch ^ | June 27, 2009
    Twitter may have broke the story, but the increase in search traffic at Google Thursday was first seen as a malware attack Google admitted. The Google News site had to shut down briefly leaving a message that read: "We're sorry, but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now." Yahoo saw a record number of unique visitors for a day with 16.4 million visitors. It was also their single most visited story in their history.
  • Jackson Dies, Almost Takes Internet with Him

    06/27/2009 11:44:48 AM PDT · by Cecily · 14 replies · 813+ views
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2009 | Linnie Rawlinson and Nick Hunt
    LONDON, England (CNN) -- How many people does it take to break the Internet? On June 25, we found out it's just one -- if that one is Michael Jackson. The biggest showbiz story of the year saw the troubled star take a good slice of the Internet with him, as the ripples caused by the news of his death swept around the globe. "Between approximately 2:40 p.m. PDT and 3:15 p.m. PDT today, some Google News users experienced difficulty accessing search results for queries related to Michael Jackson," a Google spokesman told CNET, which also reported that Google News...
  • Obama Plant at Press Conference: "Fan" of Obama, Emanuel; Political Hit Man for Podesta

    06/24/2009 4:34:02 PM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies · 1,328+ views
    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Kristinn
    Nico Pitney, the Huffington Post 'reporter' planted in the Brady Briefing Room yesterday by the Obama White House to ask a question on a pre-arranged topic of Barack Obama previously worked as an opposition researcher for Democrat big wig John Podesta and is a self-described "fan" of Barack Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.Podesta served as Barack Obama's presidential transition chief and is president and CEO of the Center for American Progress (CAP). Pitney served under Podesta as deputy research director for CAP as well as managing editor of CAP's Think Progress blogPitney left Podesta in 2007 and...
  • Twitter grows up: Lessons from the Iran experience

    06/21/2009 7:00:37 PM PDT · by Cicero · 28 replies · 874+ views
    BetaNews ^ | 6/18/2009 | Carmi Levi
    It was do or die for Twitter last week. To its credit, it didn't die. Every promising new technology reaches a point in its life cycle when it either grows up and becomes part of the everyday landscape, or it flames out and becomes a footnote to history. And as history illustrates, it's a process that often repeats itself like clockwork over surprisingly long periods of time. Almost twenty years to the day since student leaders of a massive protest in China's Tiananmen Square used then-novel fax machines to bypass traditional media, organize themselves and share their message with the...