New Media

Beaver County sheriff held on accusations of threats against blogger, campaign volunteer

April 29, 2013
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And you thought blogging wasn’t dangerous!

Mr. Vranesevich, who operates the website The Beaver Countian, testified through tears that the sheriff pulled his gun and waved it around during a meeting he had with the sheriff in the presence of two deputies, Thomas Ochs and Michael Tibolet.

Mr. Vranesevich was researching a...

David Corn’s Source Live-Tweeted Talk: Frank Luntz: Tough Guy, Until He’s Not!

April 25, 2013
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Mother Jones certainly does seem to be coming up with a fair amount of secretly recorded material recently. I guess it’s only bad when James O’Keefe, or another Conservative does it?

Secret Tape: Top GOP Consultant Luntz Calls Limbaugh “Problematic”
At a talk to college students, Republican pollster Frank Luntz would only chastise...

Breaking Video: Alabama Barge Explosion Caught on Tape

April 24, 2013
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Update: Much better video and a report here.

See below for video. Here’s a text report via ABC.

Firefighters from Mobile, Ala., and U.S. Coast Guard crews are responding to explosions and a fire on two fuel...

Mali al-Qaida offshoot rearms with Twitter

April 23, 2013
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“This is our only means to communicate with the international public opinion, since we are terrorists according to the dictionary of America and its agents in the region,” AQIM’s media arm, Al-Andalus Media Foundation, said last week as part of an unusual question-and-answer session on Twitter.

Alrighty then…. (more…)

He’s Baaack!!!: Anthony Weiner – ‘Have you seen my … New Twitter Account’

April 22, 2013
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Weiner’s new account is @anthonyweiner. His old account is @repweiner.

via  The Weekly Standard.

Bonus time, baby! (more…)

It’s All In The Headlines

April 21, 2013
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Screen-cap from Memeorandum. I’ll elaborate, albeit briefly, below. Click image to enlarge.

 

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How You Know Gawker Has Gotten Stale

April 17, 2013
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It’s bad enough that the best Gawker’s Adrian Chen can come up with to denigrate blogs like this one is “weird.” Someone should give little Adrian two bits so he can buy a used thesaurus. But the real sign of Gawker’s age, or staleness, is a seeming lack of appreciation for open...

Is The NRCC Poised to Copy BuzzFeed?

April 4, 2013
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Read the whole thing at link below. What it demonstrates to me is how clueless are DC Republicans when it comes to new media. It isn’t that all their conclusions are wrong, it’s that if they were worth anything, they shouldn’t have needed a BuzzFeed to show them the way...

Staffers Told Washington Examiner Will Cease Daily Publication

March 19, 2013
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Today’s layoffs at the Washington Examiner extend beyond the Local section. Staffers are being told that the paper will cease daily publication in June to become a weekly political magazine and website, according to two sources who attended a meeting about the change. Update: Read the memo about the change.

Many Examiner...

UK Press reg deal sparks fears of high libel fines for bloggers

March 19, 2013
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How special:

Bloggers could face high fines for libel under the new Leveson deal with exemplary damages imposed if they don’t sign up to the new regulator, it was claimed on Tuesday.

Under clause 29 introduced to the crime and courts bill in the Commons on Monday night, the definition of “relevant”...

At HuffPo, Mary Jo Kilroy Urges CNN Boycott Over Steubenville Rape Coverage

March 19, 2013
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CNN’s reporting has outraged many in Ohio and elsewhere who have been following the case. Both a new Facebook group, “Boycott CNN,” and a Change.org petition calling on CNN to “apologize for your disgusting comments,” have been started. The petition calls on CNN to use its media presence and power to...

Media Condemns Fox For Airing 16-Yr-Old Rape Victim’s Name, Neglects That CNN, MSNBC Were First

March 18, 2013
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Oops!

Raw Story published a piece earlier this afternoon that has set off an Internet furor: Fox News aired the uncensored name of the 16-year-old Steubenville, Ohio, rape victim during its broadcast this morning.

Many other outlets picked up on the story, including Huffington Post, Jezebel, New York magazine, ThinkProgress, and...

Facebook Posts Cause Fight At Annapolis High School; 7 Arrested

March 18, 2013
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Video at link below. I wonder if Lakyra has a cousin Spandex. This is what happens when you name your children after undergarment fabrics.

Police say a 15-year-old girl got into an argument with 18-year-old Lakyra Reid.

Anne Arundel County police broke up a major fight inside Annapolis High School and arrested seven students.

Derek...

Practical compassionate conservatism and the Right’s million monkey march across the keyboards of America

March 5, 2013
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Some analysis via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. I like and respect both Ed and Matt and am not looking to insult, or offend, nor suggest  all this analysis is as worthless as if it were cobbled together by a monkey, or band thereof. However, for the most part, it is...

MSTwittergate, the cover up? MSNBC, Promo Company Links Deleted

March 4, 2013
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Hm…

The Tweeters whose spam seemed to plug MSNBC shows Morning Joe and the Ed Show now have different links than earlier, when they were connected to a social media promotion company

via Goblinbooks: Someone Erased Links Between MSNBC Spam and Promotion Company.

Jennifer Rubin: The idiot queen of the open letter

March 4, 2013
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Mark Levin via Facebook – more at link:

Jennifer Rubin is just another idiot

I’m tired of stand-for-nothing, unprincipled, putative Republicans who’ve done nothing for conservatism but trash it and misrepresent it, lecturing us from their basements. Jennifer Rubin knows nothing about Russell Kirk or Edmund Burke. She knows nothing about Locke or...

MS-Twittergate: It. keeps. getting. better. Et Tu, Morning Joe??

March 3, 2013
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The blogger emailed me to say that he is, indeed a liberal and in continued research has now linked in Joe Scarborough’s program, as well. At this rate, by Friday we may find out that the ratings agencies are bought off and no one watches the damned network. That would make sense. lol

His...

MS-Twittergate? First Maddow, now The Ed Show facing Twitter Spam account questions

March 3, 2013
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h/t link via Free Republic …

to a blogger claiming to be a liberal.

We report, you decide. Heh

More via Goblinbooks: The Ed Show Has Dubious Twitter Spam That Parallels...

W.H. Skeet Photo Came With Standard Caption

February 2, 2013
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Glad the right found something to buzz about.

“President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza),” the caption reads.

“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for...

LOL Don’t Fire An Employee And Leave Them In Charge Of The Corporate Twitter Account

February 2, 2013
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I think she may be onto something with the bit about the company not really getting social media. Ya think?

After she stopped tweeting on the HMV feed, Rose continued to tweet on her own account, @poppy_powers, using a hashtag she created while tweeting on the HMV account, #hmvXFactorFiring. She explained...

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