#Waywire: Cory Booker’s Ticket To Board The Torricelli Express
It was a little over 1 year ago, and Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ launched an IPO to fund his own brainchild; a social media aggregator entitled #Waywire. He felt that he could offer something brand new to the social media industry and speak for younger Americans of The Millennial Generation. His project started with a bang, but appears to be about to end with a thud. Mayor Booker has discovered what many before him have learned already. You can’t lie down with the dogs and not get infested with fleas.
Booker described his mission as a modernization. “Traditional media is controlled by a handful of companies with one destination and a specific point of view,” Booker said, “while [Millennials] have come of age expecting social media, user-generated voices, the open web and technology led media.” Techli.com wrote a glowing description of the initial success of his IPO.
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In college, I was lucky to have as a guest teacher (twice) Ray Strother. For those of you who don’t know the name, he is a political consultant regarded as the man behind modern political consulting. To this day, I consider him a friend, despite the fact that he’s a Democratic operative. He’s a very swell guy. Among the many things I learned from him | Read More »
Mark Levin, Barbara from Maryland, and Dan Bongino
Last Thursday night Mark Levin talked to a lady named Barbara, a Democrat from Maryland who works for NASA. The exchange was contentious but the talk host and the caller found some common ground and Mark even sent her a copy of Liberty and Tyranny.Barbara sounds like a committed Democrat who is nonetheless a little disillusioned with vitriolic politics. She told Mark that if a | Read More »
The Right Response to Swatting
There is a new tactic in use by the left called “swatting” that we on the right will find abhorrent. While the activity involves local law enforcement and the politics of personal destruction, we must realize that the effort is coordinated across state lines and violates federal law. But mostly, while sometimes it is wise and effective for us to use the left’s tactics against them, this is not one | Read More »
Brett Kimberlin’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
During the two years in which lying conman and convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin has been harassing friends of Andrew Breitbart, it’s surprising that what is about to happen to him hasn’t happened before. Kimberlin is about to discover that good people will fight his evil. Kimberlin won’t see it that way. Like all of his ilk, he truly believes he is the victim. Also, | Read More »
AIM: The New Punk Rock with Dana Loesch [Video]
From Accuracy in Media’s A/V Room: Accuracy in Media had the opportunity to sit down with Big Journalism’s fearless Editor, Dana Loesch, to discuss precisely how Conservatism is the new punk rock. Rather than simply complaining that the media is biased, she explains that a conservative’s do-it-yourself attitude can be put to good use when building our new media. In part two, Dana and Accuracy | Read More »
The Bully at the Pulpit
0bama shows his sociopathic tendencies once again. He was bullied when young and now he has immense power and wants revenge (punish your enemies). Look at how he has treated the UK, who he imagines mistreated his father, who in turn took advantage of and lied to and mistreated everyone around him (the nut didn’t fall far from the tree). Look at how barry has | Read More »
Hash tag, #, Retweet, RT, @……..A New Language.
I sent my first “tweet” a few days ago, and must admit, that at first I didn’t “get it”. But now I see the value in this Social Media platform; I guess one must always experience something to really understand it. The value of Twitter is this: Tweets are faster than Facebook, and for high profile, fast moving, and fluid events i.e. elections, Twitter is | Read More »
Bloggers, Lawyers Stand Against Anti-Conservative Copyright Troll RightHaven
(Hide yer kids, hide yer wife, e’rrybody readin’ Right Turns Only out hurr! Check it out today!) Meet Columbia, SC lawyer Todd Kincannon: Republican… “Nationally noted parliamentarian.” Election law expert… Pop-culture connoisseur… The blogosphere’s last, best hope against anti-blogger legal firms? Anti-blogger legal firm RightHaven—best known for suing Senate candidate Sharron Angle for posting a portion of a Las Vegas Review-Journal article on her campaign | Read More »
In Just Two Days…
Our comfortable 24 hour news cycle is going the way of analog television. I have been unable to do articles for the last two days… it’s that time of year. The storms that hit the Bay Area have had us working quite late. I don’t like missing one day, much less two. It’s just too darned important. The demise of the 24 hour news cycle | Read More »
Mea Culpa Again (Sort Of).
We have a lot of great readers out there and we cherish every one. Recently, we have had a few unplanned and unavoidable gaps in our publication. Just a day here and there, but I thought some clarity was called for. [Copyrighted image removed - NS] I have a full time career outside of writing. It demands a lot of my time normally, but during | Read More »
Keith Olbermann Ragequits Twitter, Much Rejoicing in the Land
Breaking news: The intelligence of the average Twitter feed just skyrocketed. Everyone’s favorite MSNBC (“Most Socialist Network On Basic Cable“) mental featherweight, Keith Olbermann, rage-quit the social-networking service on Thursday, citing his frustration over being targeted and mocked by fellow progessives, who are otherwise loyal supporters of the government secrets clearinghouse website, Wikileaks. Olbermann had been the target of a “Twitter campaign”—an event better known | Read More »
Shout It Out!
I remember a time not too long ago when Conservatives, especially in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, kept a pretty low profile. The ultra politically correct makeup of many businesses here can be an adventure for the bold, or a minefield for the unwary and timid. San Francisco Tea Party, August 2009. Don’t get me wrong. There are an awful lot of Conservative | Read More »
Viral Marketing and Social Networking in Political Campaigns and Issue Advocacy
The universe is changed. How many of you on Twitter today were on Twitter when Hillary Clinton started campaigning for the Presidency and the young upstart from Illinois came on the national scene? Be honest. None of you (excepting the IT professionals, of course) had ever even heard of Twitter. And many of you aren’t even there yet. If you joined Twitter in 2008, theTwitter you knew then is already very different than the Twitter we experience today. How many of you were on Facebook? Not nearly as many. Not me.
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O’Bozo And The Clown College – Turning Certain Defeat Into Certain Disaster.
We, that is we of the Conservative Patriot movement, have experienced pretty much the worst the Marxists of the Obama government have had to throw at us. The lame-tame, so-called mainstream press, whose slavish devotion to all things socialist is well known, has lost its grip on the American people. Enter the alternate or ‘new media’, whose reportage has been scooping the media giants on | Read More »