Why We Should Politicize #Sandy

By: 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!”

 

Read Next Week’s Occupy Stories Today! Spocko Exclusive!

By: 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.

Rush Doesn’t Need Your Stinking Ads!

By: 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.

Want Guns With Your Grande at Starbucks?

By: Wednesday February 15, 2012 5:00 pm

The National Gun Victim’s Action Council (NGAC) has announced a Starbucks boycott.

Want To Do Something About ALEC? 6 Suggestions for Activism That Match Your Personality

By: 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.

What Wolf and You Can Learn From the Irish Press for the GOP Debate

By: 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?

Dear Irena Briganti: Anyone Ever Fired for On-Screen Errors at Fox?

By: 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?

Time to Identify the Occupy Vandals

By: 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.

Who’s Undercover at Your Occupy Protest? In Oakland It’s These Guys.

By: Monday October 31, 2011 3:30 pm

The police will object to this kind of video for many reasons including the fear that an undercover cop might be in danger if he is in another undercover operation. That’s really not our problem. The police made a decision to use an undercover cop in this way and they got caught. The MSM might agree with the police and refuse to run a story which would amplify the undercover cop’s identity, but now the protesters know and some of the public following along at home will find out, giving them more sympathy for the protesters and more suspicion of the police’s claims.

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