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.

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.

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?

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