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.
|By: spocko Friday August 23, 2013 5:06 pm|
|By: spocko 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.
|By: spocko 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.
|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 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.
|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 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 Sunday January 22, 2012 6:45 am|
Now some of you might laugh and consider this a silly reason for Mitt’s loss. I disagree. This is a very important thing to note. It is so important that it was the subject of the mainstream political press just five short years ago during the last Presidential campaign. Only that time the person not wearing a flag pin was Sen. Barak Obama. On Oct 4th, 2007 the Drudge report ran the story, “Obama Drops American Flag Pin.” It was then picked up by the national main stream media.
The exact same thing should happen here with Romney and Paul not wearing flag pins.