A week before Dr. Karl Rove’s comment about Hillary Clinton’s medical status some friends and I were discussing how the left doesn’t aggressively pursue certain media strategies. I responded with a rant about all the roadblocks that are in place or thrown up by organizations and individuals to block certain ideas. They might be happy to benefit from the results but don’t want to hire, pay for or provide legal and technical support for people who can pull it off. Then they see what Rove did and bemoan their inability to do the same.
|By: spocko Thursday May 15, 2014 9:25 am|
|By: spocko Thursday April 24, 2014 5:14 pm|
Here is something I’d like everyone to notice, and I want you to think about different ways to handle this in the future.
When someone that the Right or the Left has embraced is caught doing or saying something bad the MSM go to the supporters and ask, “So, is he still your guy?” Depending on the offense, and the skill of the people being asked the question, the MSM often let them off the hook.
|By: spocko Thursday August 29, 2013 6:00 pm|
There is an old saying, “Let’s you and him go fight.” Setting two corporations up to fight each other to get a result that you want is pretty clever. We aren’t the only species that thinks so. Here is a video of a crow prodding two cats to fight each other, for entertainment.
|By: spocko Friday June 7, 2013 5:00 pm|
I spotted this photo of Eleanor Roosevelt on her pistol permit for New York State. I noticed a similarity with Former President Jimmy Carter so I put his photo on the card next to her so you can see it too.
Her getting a pistol permit reminds me that some people hated her. Did they hate her for her ideas or just because she was a woman?
|By: spocko Friday May 10, 2013 1:25 pm|
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 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.