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  • Conservatives can kiss off Hot Air blog

    02/22/2010 6:16:07 PM PST · by GeronL · 178 replies · 3,459+ views
    Renew America ^ | Feb 21, 2010 | Bryan Fischer
    Wow. Just as soon as the "Hot Air" blog was purchased by the Christian conglomerate Salem Communications from conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, it has suddenly become an advocate for all things gay. What in the world is up with that? For background, GOPROUD is an organization dedicated to advancing special rights for homosexual behavior, and advocates the overthrow of the Defense of Marriage Act and the overthrow of the law banning homosexual service in the military. Not only was GOPROUD welcomed at CPAC, an event which is supposed to be the annual showcase for conservative values, the organization was allowed...
  • Beast Writer Booted After More Plagiarism Surfaces (Gerald Posner suspended)

    02/09/2010 2:07:24 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 553+ views
    newser.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2010
    Newser) – The Daily Beast's chief investigative writer who "unintentionally" lifted lines from a Miami Herald article has apparently done the same thing on 4 previous occasions, cribbing from the Herald and Texas Lawyer. Gerald Posner is now on suspension from Tina Brown's online news operation, reports Gawker. "I now realize that a method of compiling information that I have used successfully since 1984 obviously does not work," Posner notes in his blog.
  • Libel filings show battle between hate-hunter and conservative blogger

    02/09/2010 4:43:46 PM PST · by fanfan · 20 replies · 503+ views
    The National Post ^ | February 08, 2010 | Joseph Brean
    TORONTO • Richard Warman, Canada's top online hate-hunter and scourge of free speech advocates, offered his first public response on Monday to the online campaign against him led by conservative blogger and lawyer Ezra Levant. In court filings for a libel suit, Mr. Warman calls Mr. Levant's conduct toward him "obsessive," states he "has no respect for authority," and says it is "surprising" he is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta. "Mr. Levant is in the habit of fabricating extremely serious allegations of misconduct against others," Mr. Warman states in an affidavit filed in Ontario...
  • (Turncoat Charles Johnson - Little Green Footballs) Right-Wing Flame War!

    01/23/2010 1:25:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 2,088+ views
    NYT ^ | Janury 21, 2010 | Jonathan Dee
    Right-Wing Flame War! By JONATHAN DEE Published: January 21, 2010 Charles Johnson has been writing a blog for almost as long as the word “blog” has existed. A bearish, gentle-voiced, ponytailed man who for three decades enjoyed a successful career as a jazz guitarist accompanying the likes of Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke, Johnson has always had a geek’s penchant for self-education, and in that spirit he cultivated a side interest, and ultimately an expertise, in writing computer code. His Web log, which he named “Little Green Footballs” (a private joke whose derivation he has always refused to divulge), was...
  • Hillbuzz.com website deserves some credit for Brown victory

    01/20/2010 3:37:43 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 15 replies · 501+ views
    hillbuzz.com
    Taking a risk here, but politics makes for strange alliances, whether we know about the alliances or not. Credit should be given where it is due.
  • LDS blog names Harry Reid as Mormon of the Year

    01/11/2010 8:04:06 PM PST · by delacoert · 59 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/11/2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    The staff of a popular Mormon blog announced Monday it has chosen embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the 2009 Mormon of the Year, even as several top Republicans called for his resignation. During the past year, Reid was the "most visible and influential Mormon politician in the world," Kent Larsen III, organizer of the annual conference at timesandseasons.org, said in a phone interview. "What most made Harry Reid Mormon of the Year was his overall presence in the news and issues that affect peoples lives." While Reid's faith is not always discussed as much as that of other...
  • Another word about bloggers posting in the bloggers forum!

    01/11/2010 1:02:56 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 48 replies · 1,353+ views
    1-11-10 | James
    If anybody has a problem with any blogger links please contact the moderator and let them be the judge of Freeper infractions. But please be mindful of the bloggers who provide timely, beneficial posts which further the conserative cause or benefit the conversation within some of the other catagories. Considering that this is a blogger forum, if it looks like someone has gone to the trouble of locating a good video and/or article with some unique commentary then cut him/her some slack. If it’s a “drive-by blogger” then call him on it. We need to encourage excellence in blogging ESPECIALLY...
  • Why do I have to tolerate bloggers

    01/11/2010 9:58:22 AM PST · by VaRepublican · 78 replies · 2,063+ views
    me | me
    sick of bloggers
  • Armed TSA Agents Threaten Travel Journalist

    12/31/2009 12:47:04 PM PST · by AJKauf · 65 replies · 2,591+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 31 | Annie Jacobsen
    At 7:00 p.m. on December 29, armed TSA agents banged on the door of photojournalist and KLM Airlines blogger Steven Frischling’s Connecticut home. “They threatened me with a criminal search warrant and suggested they’d call up my clients and say I was a security risk if I didn’t turn over my computer to them. They said ‘we could make this difficult for you,’” Frischling told me in a telephone interview the following afternoon. By then, TSA had removed Frischling’s computer from his home, made a copy of his hard drive, and returned the computer to him. The federal agents, dispatched...
  • A Major Defection In The Conservative Blogosphere

    12/07/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,113+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/4/09 | Alex Koppelman
    For much of this decade, Charles Johnson was one of the right's leading bloggers. His blog, Little Green Footballs, was famous for its focus on Islamic terrorism, but also for the role it played in "Rathergate" and in exposing various faked photography.... On Monday, Johnson made the split official, with a post headlined, "Why I Parted Ways With The Right." In it, he gave a list of reasons for the break... Johnson concluded the post saying, "The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes, and off the cliff. I won't be going over the cliff with...
  • 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.
  • A New Day at Justice.gov [Announcing Obama's new DOJ Blog Squad]

    10/11/2009 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies · 2,758+ views
    doj,gov ^ | October 1, 2009 | By Tracy Russo, DOJ Blog Squad Czarina
    Welcome to the new Justice.gov. If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you’ll notice some changes today. If you are joining us for the first time, welcome. The Department of Justice launches Justice.gov today in an effort to increase openness and transparency in government. Utilizing a variety of online tools, we will be able to share news and information, not just on our own web site, but through popular social networks Twitter, YouTube and MySpace and Facebook. The Justice presence on these social networks will allow Americans to interact with the Department in entirely new ways. The new Justice.gov...
  • DOJ denies existence of a 'blog squad'

    10/11/2009 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies · 2,616+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 8, 2009 | Kerry Picket
    Various conservative blogs are talking about the existence of a "blog squad" at the U.S. Justice Department. The website, the Muffled Oar writes that a blogging unit formed within the Department of Justice to counter websites with posts, articles, and user comments critical of the Obama administration. Matthew Miller Director of Public Affair at the Justice Department told the Washington Times,: "There is no 'blog squad'. There is Tracy [Russo] who handles online media. It’s the policy of the office of public affairs to not post anonymous comments. We have not seen any evidence that anyone does post comments, and...
  • The Obama Justice Department’s Secret Blogging Team… Is it Illegal?

    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...
  • The Obama Justice Department’s Secret Blogging Team… Is it Illegal?

    10/08/2009 4:27:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 39 replies · 2,131+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/7/2009 | 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...
  • Washington Times: DOJ denies existence of a "blog squad"

    10/08/2009 12:04:19 PM PDT · by mudblood · 72 replies · 2,178+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/8/09 | Kerry Picket
    Various conservative blogs are talking about the existence of a "blog squad" at the U.S. Justice Department. The website, the Muffled Oar writes that a blogging unit formed within the Department of Justice to counter websites with posts, articles, and user comments critical of the Obama administration. Matthew Miller Director of Public Affair at the Justice Department told the Washington Times,: "There is no 'blog squad'. There is Tracy [Russo] who handles online media. It’s the policy of the office of public affairs to not post anonymous comments. We have not seen any evidence that anyone does post comments, and...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • VOGUE MODEL LISKULA COHEN WINS RIGHT TO UNMASK OFFENSIVE BLOGGER

    08/21/2009 10:39:30 AM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 67 replies · 2,946+ views
    UK TIMESONLINE ^ | 8-19-09 | James Bone
    A Vogue cover girl has won a precedent-setting court battle to unmask an anonymous blogger who called her a “skank” on the internet. In a case with potentially far-reaching repercussions, Liskula Cohen sought the identity of the blogger who maligned her on the Skanks in NYC blog so that she could sue him or her for defamation. A Manhattan supreme court judge ruled that she was entitled to the information and ordered Google, which ran the offending blog, to turn it over. Ms Cohen, a tall, Canadian blonde who has modelled for Giorgio Armani and Versace, went to court after...
  • As she predicted, blogger PittGirl loses her day job

    08/21/2009 7:54:30 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 1,159+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2009 | Tom Fontaine
    The popular Pittsburgh blogger formerly known only as PittGirl said she was fired from her job today, one day after she revealed her identity. "As I feared would happen, I am no longer working at NEED," a college access program for minorities, wrote Virginia Montanez, 35, on her new blog, thatschurch.com. ~~~SNIP~~~ "Listen. It's okay," Montanez wrote today about losing her job. "NEED is a wonderful organization doing what it needs to do, look after its rich history and stellar reputation. They don't need me there as a distraction." Montanez started Burgh Blog in 2005, often posting critical comments about...
  • Judge Says Blogger Who Called Model A Skank Should Be Unmasked

    08/19/2009 9:03:05 AM PDT · by pissant · 43 replies · 2,090+ views
    Tech Dirt ^ | 8/18/09 | staff
    US courts have generally been pretty good at protecting the anonymity of online speech from forced exposure -- in fact, as we're posting this story, we've come across yet another ruling protecting anonymous speech online. However, every so often a judge goes in the other direction. Earlier this year, we wrote about a case involving a model, Liskula Cohen, who was so upset about a blog that had a grand total of four posts insulting her, that she filed a lawsuit to uncover the anonymous blogger, claiming that it was defamatory to call her a "skank." Of course, most of...
  • Birther or Not, Here They Come! Rightbloggers Work the Obama Birth Certificate Angle

    08/02/2009 9:30:47 PM PDT · by jdoug666 · 18 replies · 1,241+ views
    THE VILLAGE VOICE ^ | 8/3/09 | Roy Edroso
    As you may have heard, there is among certain people a controversy as whether Barack Obama was really born in the United States.
  • CNN Bozo Accidentally Outs His Source; Palins Threaten Legal Action On Divorce Smear

    08/02/2009 8:18:27 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 339 replies · 20,668+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 8.2.09 @ 8:53PM | By Robert Stacy McCain
    An attorney for Sarah Palin has delivered a letter threatening legal action against an anti-Palin blogger who was the source of a divorce rumor that the attorney for the former Alaska governor called "categorically false." Publication of the letter at a Web site that repeated the rumor has uncovered circumstantial evidence that the anti-Palin blogger "Gryphen" is a kindergarten teacher at an Anchorage elementary school.... CNN stringer/anti-Palin blogger Dennis Zaki published ... a copy of a letter from Palin attorney Thomas Van Flein, ordering "Gryphen" to retract the allegations -- calling them "complete fabrications, false and defamatory" -- or face...
  • Liberal Bloggers Perpetuate Birther Conspiracy

    07/30/2009 5:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 554+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2009 | Jillian Bandes
    Liberal blogger Mike Stark filmed an online video that portrayed eleven Republican members of Congress as being evasive when asked whether or not they believe President Obama is an American citizen. In it, Stark attempted to prove that Republican politicians are held hostage by conservative conspiracy theorists who believe Obama's certificate of birth is invalid, and is thus unqualified to be President. The video received wide attention, and was seen to be a smoking gun by critics who relish in ridiculing what they have titled the "birther" conspiracy movement. A closer look at the video reveals that much of the...
  • Axelrod's Son Hired by Huffington Post

    07/29/2009 1:14:30 PM PDT · by Baladas · 15 replies · 489+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2009 | Howard Kurtz
    David Axelrod's son is following his father's career path -- that is, the one he had before becoming a political strategist. Ethan Axelrod is joining the Huffington Post, the liberal Web site that has been largely supportive of President Obama. His dad, now a White House senior adviser, was a Chicago Tribune reporter until he quit in 1984 to help run a Senate campaign (and still has a soft spot for newspapers, though his old one is in bankruptcy). "I've been interested in journalism for a while," the 22-year-old Axelrod said Tuesday. "I heard through my father that they were...
  • Welcome to the Obama Forum ( NO WHITES ALLOWED )

    07/28/2009 12:12:37 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 85 replies · 5,126+ views
    http://theobamaforum.com/
  • Military Family Member Creates Blog for Kids of Deployed U.S. Military Personnel

    07/22/2009 10:15:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. First Class Patricia D. Ruth, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
    BAGHDAD — Army family member Katie Glenn has created a cool way for kids of deployed military personnel to express their feelings about their parent being away or who have lost a parent from the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. With the assistance of Families United, a non-profit organization, Glenn created www.militarykidsblog.com . She said she got the idea after taking a “new media” course at American University in Washington, D.C., where she is a senior.“I read a lot of articles on how political campaigns, charities and social activism organizations were learning to use new forms of media like Twitter,...
  • Freeper to Be On MSNBC This Afternoon 3:30 p.m. EDT 7/13/09 [Update Video link added to article]

    07/13/2009 10:27:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 627 replies · 26,126+ views
    Monday, July 13, 2009 | Kristinn
    <p>I'm scheduled to be on MSNBC this afternoon to talk about the controversy over the pulled Free Republic thread about Malia Obama.</p> <p>The segment should air live around 3:30 p.m. EDT barring any breaking news, etc.</p> <p>David Shuster and Tamran Hall will be co-hosting the segment.</p>
  • 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...
  • New John Stossel Blog Often Counters Conventional Wisdom

    06/21/2009 9:06:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 1,728+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Media types often have a habit of masking their true beliefs in their online blogs in attempt to maintain the fiction that they are "unbiased." One such blog that comes to mind is the Daily Nightly blog of Brian Williams in which he attempts (not always successfully) to hide his liberal bias to an extent that it comes off as quite inane. In fact, your humble correspondent has labeled the Williams blog as the Daily Dully. In stark contrast to the Williams ennui is the new John Stossel blog of ABC News, John Stossel's Take, which began less than two...
  • Blogs From Inside Iran

    06/14/2009 10:06:32 AM PDT · by Docs Galore · 511 replies · 17,897+ views
    Crowd Status ^ | june 14 2009 | crowdstatus
    Bloggers updating from inside Iran: http://crowdstatus.com/iranelectioncrowd.aspx
  • PHIL SPECTOR'S BIZARRE BLOG ENTRYS

    05/30/2009 10:05:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 1,383+ views
    express. ^ | May 31,2009 | By Mike Parker
    JAILED music legend Phil Spector has posted a string of astonishing internet blogs before and after being sentenced to 19 years for murder. The producer, who has been allowed to keep a laptop computer and iPod in his cell at Los Angeles County Jail, has been rattling off revealing messages via the chat site Twitter. In them, Spector, 69, who was convicted by a retrial jury last month for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, tells how: The authorities took his wig; He has befriended a cockroach – “I’m naming him Wilson” – and is playing air chess with him;...
  • Tucker Carlson to launch right-leaning HuffPo alternative

    05/26/2009 3:39:13 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 42 replies · 1,365+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2009 | Michael O'Brien
    Pundit Tucker Carlson publicly announced Tuesday that a right-leaning news site resembling the Huffington Post he's been planning will go live within weeks. Carlson will launch TheDailyCaller.com, which he said would focus on reporting on the Obama administration and "adding facts to the conversation." "We are a general-interest newspaper-format style site," Carlson told conservative bloggers at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday. "There just aren't enough people covering this administration and telling the people what's going on." Carlson, a former conservative and libertarian pundit (most notably on CNN), touted his site as a home for basic reporting. "Tell the truth, and...
  • Wow: Maureen Dowd plagiarizes lefty blogger ? Update: I got it from a “friend,” says Dowd

    05/17/2009 6:24:00 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 20 replies · 1,311+ views
    Hot Air ^ | May 17, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I added the question mark to be on the safe side but there’s really no doubt about it. Josh Marshall, writing at TPM on Thursday: More and more the timeline is raising the question of why, if the torture was to prevent terrorist attacks, it seemed to happen mainly during the period when we were looking for what was essentially political information to justify the invasion of Iraq. And Dowd, today: More and more the timeline is raising the question of why, if the torture was to prevent terrorist attacks, it seemed to happen mainly during the period when the...
  • Should blogging require government registration?

    03/29/2009 8:31:26 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 11 replies · 1,341+ views
    Examiner.com Blog ^ | March 29th, 2009 | John Pierce
    Since the landmark 2008 ruling in DC v. Heller, the courts have recognized what we have always known, namely that the right to keep and bear arms is a specifically enumerated, individual right, on par with freedom of speech and religion. Given this judicial environment, if we allow the government to impose a prior restraint upon the 2nd Amendment, then the 1st is no longer inviolate.
  • Breitbart Reflects on Obama's Left-Wing Internet "Trolls"

    03/29/2009 6:44:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 97 replies · 3,146+ views
    American Spectator ^ | MARCH 29, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    Conservative strategic visionary Andrew Breitbart hits the target again. In his Washington Times op-ed today the Internet news entrepreneur warns of the apparently coordinated proliferation of left-wing, pro-Obama Internet trolls out to stifle dissent and demoralize conservatives:
  • Rules for conservative radicals

    03/29/2009 6:14:34 PM PDT · by surfer · 60 replies · 2,422+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/30/2009 | Andrew Breitbart
    A digital war has broken out, and the conservative movement is losing. Read the comment sections of right-leaning blogs, news sites and social forums, and the evidence is there in ugly abundance. Internet hooligans are spewing their talking points to thwart the dissent of the newly-out-of-power. We must not let that go unanswered. Uninvited Democratic activists are on a mission to demoralize the enemy - us. They want to ensure that President Obama is not subject to the same coordinated, facts-be-damned, multimedia takedown they employed over eight long years to destroy the presidency - and the humanity - of George...
  • Alexandra Pelosi Oozes Elitism in Interview About Her 'Angry Conservatives' Documentary

    02/17/2009 6:41:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies · 2,415+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 17, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of Nancy) documentary, "Right America: Feeling Wronged," premeried on HBO last night. One word perfectly describes it: "tedious." Over and over and over again, Pelosi tries to hammer home the point that conservatives are angry because they just don't know what is best for them. And what is best is Obama...at least in Pelosi's opinion. Overall, her documentary offers very little insight except for the fact that Pelosi thinks socialism is misunderstood by the "unenlightened" yahoos. However, a Salon.Com interview with her about the documentary reveals quite a lot of insight into the incredible elitism of...
  • the 2008 Weblog Awards - Best Political Coverage

    01/09/2009 8:59:10 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies · 325+ views
    weblogawards ^ | 1 January 2009 | n/a
    The Finalists are: India Uncut Savage Politics Truthdig Foreign Policy Watch Thurber's Thoughts No Quarter From the Left American Thinker Pajama Pundit The Hook FiveThirtyEight Townhall Daily Kos Politico Polls close Tuesday January 13, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 5:00 p.m. (EST) and 2:00 p.m. (PST).
  • McCain to use the Democrat-supporting blogs against Obama

    09/03/2008 12:05:31 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 27 replies · 194+ views
    Spectator ^ | September 3, 2008 | Fraser Nelson
    The stature of the blogs is a striking feature of the American elections. There are more of them, and some of the best journalists now working exclusively online (which means there are several news cycles in a day, and newspapers are outdated by 9am). Sites like Politico have done a talent swoop; the Drudge Report is checked several times a day by most American journalists, used as a radar. Now there are attack dog sites: scores of them, eager to tear into the other side. The Daily Kos – described as “extreme left” by Fox – is one. But others,...
  • Profanity greater on liberal blogs

    08/07/2008 11:27:05 AM PDT · by y6162 · 59 replies · 123+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    Are liberals more profane than conservatives? Online, the answer seems to be yes. Profanity, those taboo words banned from the broadcast airwaves, is a feature of many people's daily lives. It's much less so in the establishment media world. TV and radio broadcasts are legally prohibited from using it, most newspapers (including this one) have traditionally refrained from its usage. That's not the case with the Web, where bloggers and readers face no such restrictions. That likely comes as no surprise; what may be surprising, however, is to what degree profanity seems to be a feature more common on one...
  • McCain Offers Prizes for Spam Comments

    08/07/2008 8:13:51 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 85 replies · 270+ views
    Political Wire ^ | 8/7/08 | Taegan Goddard
    Sen. John McCain's campaign is urging supporters to spam blogs and forums with official talking points, according to the Washington Post. If you do a good job, you can even win prizes. "That, in essence, is the McCain campaign's pitch to supporters to join its new online effort, one that combines the features of 'AstroTurf' campaigning with the sort of customer-loyalty programs offered by airlines, hotel chains, restaurants and the occasional daily newspaper." "People who sign up for McCain's program receive reward points each time they place a favorable comment on one of the listed Web sites (subject to verification...
  • Obama campaign blog is hotbed of anti-Semitism

    08/06/2008 5:47:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 167+ views
    An official blog website set up by US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign team has become a clearinghouse for some of the most virulent anti-Semitic rhetoric found anywhere on the Internet. WorldNetDaily reported that the website, titled MyObama, allows registered users to set up conversation groups and community blogs where they can post their own content. That has opened the flood gates for the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conspiracy theories and incitement that characterize so many of Obama's supporters. Many of the posts are of typical fare, including accusations that Israel was behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks, that Israel and...
  • CNN Silences Employees – Forbids Them From Posting, Commenting, Etc.

    08/05/2008 9:15:06 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 35 replies · 112+ views
    Deus Ex Malcontent. and CNN ^ | CNN HR Department
    ***NEW CNN POLICY REGARDING PERSONAL WRITINGS ONLINE*** We’ve gotten a number of questions from CNN staff wanting clarification of CNN policy on communicating publicly about our work, or on news or public affairs -- on the internet. In Blogs. In Chatrooms. On video sharing sites. On social networking sites. Below are some of the typical questions -- and our answers. We hope this is helpful to everyone, After reading -- please don’t hesitate to call or email anyone at Standards and Practices if you have further questions. (See contact info below). MOST IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: UNLESS GIVEN PERMISSION BY CNN...
  • Anti-Obama Bloggers Say They Were Silenced

    08/05/2008 6:45:02 AM PDT · by counterpunch · 48 replies · 10,332+ views
    NY Sun ^ | August 5, 2008 | ANNA PHILLIPS
    Web loggers who are campaigning against Senator Obama's presidential run are accusing Google and Obama supporters of silencing them after their Web logs were marked as spam and their accounts temporarily frozen. On Thursday, hours after publishing a post about an online petition demanding that Mr. Obama publicly produce his birth certificate, an associate professor of business administration at Brooklyn College, Mitchell Langbert, found that he could no longer access his Web log.
  • Google, Blogger, Obama: Obamanation Ate My Blog!

    08/02/2008 9:29:20 AM PDT · by mondoreb · 10 replies · 419+ views
    DBKP ^ | August 2, 2008 | mondoreb
    Last week, we published Babba Zee's Anti-Obama Blogs Shut Down by Google, Obamabots. Thurday, Blogger locked our original (and still quite robust) site, DBKP at Blogger for being a spam blog. One would think Blogger would have a system in place before shutting down blogs with any kind of Google Page Rank. After all, your average spam site doesn't acquire much of a page rank. But, apparently, one would be wrong. Our original site is PR-5. Were Obama supporters behind this latest round of blog shutdowns, as they were last month? In Obama's Netroots Supporters Continue "Blog Burning", Confederate Yankee...
  • Let's Talk ["Presumptive First Lady" Blogs]

    07/18/2008 8:29:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 103+ views
    BlogHer ^ | July 17, 2008 | Michelle Obama
    Hi everybody, I’m excited to be posting on BlogHer. Not only because blogging is something I’ve actually been able to beat my daughters to; but because it gives me the opportunity to tell you a little bit about them, my husband, myself, and our experiences traveling all over this great country. Over the course of this campaign, I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions with working women all across America. I’m there to talk about my husband, of course – but more importantly, I’m there to listen. We talk about what it’s like to play multiple roles at once and what it’s...
  • Are Obama Supporters Shutting Down Blogs? (Free Republic mentioned)

    06/30/2008 9:18:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies · 313+ views
    Blogger News Network ^ | Monday, June 30, 2008 | Nancy Reyes
    Usually when I write “Grandmom’s guide to computer” series, I get a geek who corrects my ignorance. That’s fine: I’m a doctor, not a geek, and the series is trying to explain basic computer stuff that I had to learn painfully on my own to others who might, like me, be from the stone ages of snailmail and dead wood news. However, when an article about computer security and the danger of opening spam (using a WaPo article on Obama spam as an example) resulted in a personal attack by an Obama supporter, well, it got me wondering. Usually I...
  • Hartford Mayor Perez: I Won't Tolerate Hate, Racism

    06/22/2008 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 61 replies · 133+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Comments from bloggers that say, "Hartford is a piece-of-scum city populated by animals," and, "It is the African/ Latino people that have ruined our country,” are the kind that Mayor Eddie Perez said he no longer wants to see on www.hartford.com. Perez and community leaders held a rally Friday afternoon in front of the Broad Street headquarters of the state's largest newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Perez said he's asked the Courant to better monitor comment from readers