Have you noticed the Cumulus v. Rush stories in the press lately? What makes me crazy is thinking about all the questions that could be asked of the distributors, media corporations and the people who have made money or spent money on right wing media. Sadly they won’t be asked, although if they were asked I suspect the answers would range from, “No comment.” to, “We don’t have to tell you nothin’ Poindexter” and include lots of, ” We are a private company! Now drop and give me 20 stories on missing white women!”
|By: spocko Friday May 10, 2013 1:25 pm|
|By: spocko Saturday March 9, 2013 10:15 am|
Fired ACORN Worker Wins $100,000 Settlement From Republican Con-Artist James O’Keefe.
|By: spocko Wednesday October 31, 2012 6:24 pm|
Starting Monday I’ve been politicizing #Sandy.
I can almost hear in my head the right wing radio blowhards responding to this comment with their mocking strawman “The left want you to believe that WE are responsible for hurricane Sandy! Preposterous! It’s like when they blamed Bush for Katrina! My friends, these are “Acts of God! We had nothing to do with it!”
|By: spocko Sunday September 16, 2012 8:35 am|
The Occupy movement has brought people’s attention to the issue without a 100 million dollar ad budget and PR machine, but the media has also assigned to the movement the role of prosecutors, anti-corporate candidate promoters and investigative journalists. Why? Because the people whose job it is to do these things weren’t doing it.
If you are out there at an Occupy protest and you get approached by the media you might want to ask the media person some questions of your own based on some of these suggestions.
|By: spocko Saturday March 10, 2012 10:15 am|
News Flash! 50 advertisers have pulled their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. Updated list here.
Everyone wants to know, “What will happen next?” Some people want to know how to “fix the problem” (i.e. lost sponsors) others want to know, how can we make,”the problem” worse.
I am of the metaphorical mindset, “When your nemesis is drowning, throw him an anchor.
|By: spocko Wednesday February 15, 2012 5:00 pm|
The National Gun Victim’s Action Council (NGAC) has announced a Starbucks boycott.
|By: spocko Saturday February 11, 2012 6:00 pm|
What if you are so outraged at ALEC’s hidden activities with corporate lobbyists that a simple call, click or letter though the usual channels isn’t enough? I’ve got some ideas for you.
|By: spocko Thursday January 26, 2012 7:40 am|
At the GOP debate on Thursday will Wolf Blitzer ask Mitt, Newt, Rick or Ron any question with the tenaciousness we see on display in this video at a European Central Bank press-conference in Ireland?
|By: spocko Saturday December 17, 2011 4:00 pm|
The information coming out of Fox News is often misleading or clearly incorrect. People ask me, “Spocko, is there anything we can do about this? Can’t the FCC do anything? What about the FTC and truth in advertising laws?”
How can Fox employees get away with calling themselves journalists when they are acting more like lobbyists or employees of a PR firm?
Are there every any negative consequences for people who intentionally lie while calling themselves journalists?
|By: spocko Thursday November 3, 2011 3:25 pm|
TV news loves conflict. It’s exciting! What they don’t love is doing actual research and real reporting about the conflict. “We’ll leave that for the suckers at Frontline six months from now. Look! Behind you! A fire and people in hoodies running away! Are you getting all this?”
Information like who is causing the conflict, their motives and objectives are not really their forte. They do love the shots of rocks and tear gas being thrown, they don’t really care who is throwing them.