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 Saturday February 11, 2012 6:00 pm|
|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.
|By: spocko 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.
|By: spocko Tuesday October 25, 2011 5:41 pm|
This morning there was a raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment.
|By: spocko Sunday October 23, 2011 8:35 am|
Remember Mr. Media, anyone can go to a protest — even people who want to cause violence and discredit the movement or are simply working out their daddy issues on TV.
|By: spocko Thursday October 6, 2011 7:10 pm|
Yesterday morning a retired military officer friend (RMOF) and I were conversing about what might happen next with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since Michael Westen of Burn Notice or Annie Walker from Covert Affairs weren’t available, he offered some thoughts from the point of view of a non-fictional character who studies this stuff. I, as a media watcher and activist wanted to talk about how the media and power players will deal with the various actions and what we can do to predict the media’s actions so we can get ahead of news and prepare. I also have delusions of influencing the narrative, but I’m afraid that shuttle craft might have left the ship.
Here are a few of his thoughts and some of my questions, predictions and suggestions.