Late Night: FTC Busts Company for Using Dr. Oz To Sell Products. Is Halliburton Next?

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Last month the Federal Trade Commission sued Pure Green Coffee for using footage from “The Dr. Oz Show” to sell a weight lost supplement on their websites.

This week Dr. Oz went before the Senate subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance to examine protecting consumers from false and deceptive advertising of weight-loss products. Dr. Oz admitted there is no medical evidence verifying the efficacy of many supplements he promotes, including green coffee beans.

 

Rove Knows What The Media Likes: ABC Radio’s Case Study

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 9:25 am

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.

Let’s Stop Letting Bundy Supporters Off the Hook

By: 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.

Spin to Win: How the Current Christie Crisis Will Be Managed

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 7:52 am

If I were the new communications director for Chris Christie I would NOT advise him to “come clean” further and apologize, I would go on the attack. Attack. Attack. Attack. He needs to attack Wildstein, his character, motivations and his backers or else he will alienate his base who LIKE that Christie is a fighter.

Premier Networks Takes Massive Revenue Hit on Cumulus Contract, Rush Limbaugh Loses WABC in NY

By: Friday August 23, 2013 5:06 pm

Rush Limbaugh announced today that he has signed a new three year contract with Cumulus. This announcement represents a massive hit in licensing revenue for Premier Networks, Rush’s syndicator which is owned by Clear Channel.

Late Night: Mitt Never Said That 47% Thing! Romney: ‘Actually, I Didn’t Say That’

By: Wednesday August 14, 2013 8:00 pm

My comedian friend Jimmy Dore got to do what journalists rarely do–but should–call out a politician on his BS. This is from his podcast. I animated it with goAnimate. It’s short, about a minute and a half.

Rehabilitating a Reputation. Watch Amy’s Baking Company Use Dick Cheney’s Methods on the Media

By: Monday May 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Have you watched Amy Bouzaglo of Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro on Gordan Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmare (Season 6 episode 16)? It was gripping TV which led to a social media disaster. At tomorrow’s press conference we’ll see how good her PR team from Rose+Moser+Allyn Public and Online Relations is at their job. Based on this early story in the Phoenix Business Journal I think they are going to be very successful. Why? Because they will be deploying techniques used by conservative politicians in the media.

9 Questions the Press Won’t Ask About Cumulus vs. a Flaming Gasbag

By: 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!”

The Cost to Destroy a Left-Wing Institution? For ACORN It’s Under $300,000, So Far

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 10:15 am

Fired ACORN Worker Wins $100,000 Settlement From Republican Con-Artist James O’Keefe.

Radio Hosts Bring Guns Into Studios, Violating Firearm Policies. Response Salem CEO Astinger?

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 6:30 pm

I’ve been listening to the fringes of talk radio for years. The people running the media companies that distribute these shows usually don’t listen. If they did they would be appalled. The hosts often say things that would never be allowed if that host worked in that company’s office.

SUPPORT FIREDOGLAKE
Follow Firedoglake
TODAY’S TOP POSTS
CSM Ads advertisement
Advertisement
Upcoming FDL Book Salons

Saturday, August 30, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It
Chat with John Dean about his new book. Hosted by James Robenalt.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:00 pm Pacific
Imagine: Living In A Socialist USA
Chat with Paul LeBlanc and Dianne Feeley about the book. Hosted by Deena Stryker

GET UPDATES

Sign up to receive Firedoglake's headlines by email: