Is CNN Faking Sarah Palin’s Twitter Page?
One of today’s CNN Political Ticker stories is titled, “Is Palin getting ready to tweet again?” The article says: No tweets have yet been sent from her new Twitter account. What’s interesting is the Twitter page graphic that says its from Palin’s new SarahPalinUSA account but it has published tweets on it.
Time for Us to Take the Fight to the Democrats
Ladies & gentlemen, we have been handed a great opportunity by the Democrats in the House. As you may have heard, the Franking Commission will not let House Republicans send information… This is a HUGE opportunity for those of us in the grassroots to take the ball & run it to the house, to use a football analogy. We are the ones to take this | Read More »
What is this obsession Democrats have with transforming their heroes into religious icons?
First it was the messianic depictions of Obama’s head surrounded by a halo or pasted onto pictures of Jesus or depicted in a white, glowing robe…a quick search of “Obama Jesus” on Google Images finds numerous examples of this (of course some of these are mocking the messianic complex the Left has about their hero). Now a prominent Democrat has decided that President Obama’s Supreme | Read More »
Palin, Social Media, and the Blueprint
That I am a fan of Sarah Palin is not, I think, a secret. That I did absolutely nothing for the 2008 election until McCain named Palin as his running mate is true. That I regard Sarah Palin as the future of the Republican Party, and absolutely the most astonishing politician I have seen since Ronald Reagan, may be sign of bias and foolishness on | Read More »
Bipartisan Resolution to Stand With Iranian Dissidents
The unrest in Iran continues apace, and while the media coverage remains sparse, word nevertheless gets out of Iran thanks to our modern age and, in particular, to Twitter. As Moe notes, the situation is complex. The cast of key figures holds few heroes. But then, it’s not really about Mousavi, is it? It’s about the thousands of individual Iranians, from citizen reporters on Twitter | Read More »
Did Obama Admin. Try to Take Credit for Twitter’s Iran Coverage?
Some attention was paid to the fact that the newest social networking website, Twitter, had decided to push off its scheduled maintenance Tuesday morning as the situation in Iran became steadily more embroiled in conflict. As it happened, Twitter was a major source of information coming out of that repressed society as news was happening. Twitter had, though, scheduled a few hours down time just | Read More »
Twitter, Iran and Totalitarianism
One of my first thoughts on seeing Twitter being used by Iranians following their elections was, ‘Imagine if they had Twitter during Tienanmen Square.’ Totalitarian regimes historically thrive, in large measure, by controlling the media and modes of communication. Would be protesters become isolated. Government propaganda simply spins any protest or event into something that reflects well on the regime in power. Yet now there | Read More »
#FollowFriday Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Once felt dumb to email about phone calls. Then came blogging email. Then tweeting blogs. And now, I’ve CALLED about tweets. Circle of dumb. 9:59 PM May 2nd from TweetDeck … and now I’m blogging about calling about tweeting about blogging about emailing about calling … sigh. Twitter had a lot to do with the successful pushback on the Playboy article and the | Read More »
Top Ten Political Tweeters in Illinois – Peraica’s Number 1!
Thanks to Lt. Gov. candidate Thomas Castillo (@ThomasCastillo) for spearheading this list of the top ten Illinois politicians on Twitter. We’ll keep this list updated right here on ReformCookCounty.com – so check back often to monitor the rankings. We realize the Illinois House Republicans and United Republican Fund aren’t “politicians” per se, but they have a good amount of followers and represent politicians — but | Read More »
We’ve Started a Twitter Revolution
Our use of Twitter to “live tweet” county board meetings first caused quite a stir — with some fellow commissioners “pooh-poohing” our use of the social media tool to open up the county board proceedings. But it seems we’ve started a Twitter revolution. Commissioner Schneider now has a Twitter accounty. CommissionerGoslin has one, too. And, lo and behold, the Stroger Administration is now “tweeting!” We | Read More »
Chi-Town Daily News Story on our Live Tweets
This past week, the Chi-Town Daily News’ Alex Parker had a great story about our efforts to use Twitter and social media to communicate with our constituents and open up County Government. Here’s a snippet: When Cook County Board President Todd Stroger shut off Commissioner Tony Peraica’s microphone at an April board meeting, the Riverside Republican was silenced for just a few moments. Peraica turned | Read More »
Teh Twitter – Open Thread
Teh Twitter. Yeah. I’m hip. What of it? Let me tell you something about Twitter. Despite the many humor blogs you’ve seen written, most people on Twitter are not sending Tweets (yes, that’s really what they are called … sigh) highlighting every mundane detail of their lives. “About to eat chicken” … “Eating Chicken” … “Done with Chicken” … “Remember the part where I was | Read More »
Kos Kid Impersonates Rep. Don Young of AK On Twitter
A few weeks ago, Bamos, a regular blogger at Daily Kos, posted an entry detailing a “social experiment” he’d conducted on Twitter. During the height of the ARRA legislation debate, when feelings were running strongest, he opened a Twitter account with the user name InTheStimulus. His intention was to post a series of false “facts” about the stimulus bill and watch the reaction of the | Read More »
Twitter Smear Update: Olbermann Redacts His Failure To Retract
I’ve previously written at length about Keith Olbermann smearing Twitter and Dan Cooper, suggesting that they, along with Fox News, conspired to defraud America by setting up a fake Twitter account in Keith’s name. As we all know by now, Keith couldn’t have done a worse job with that segment. Not only was the Twitter account legit, he actually had a second account for his | Read More »
New Revelations In Case of Olbermann v. Twitter
On Thursday, Twitter was atwitter and blogs were abuzz about Keith Olbermann’s embarrassing “Worst Person” fail, following a post by Greg Pollowitz at National Review Online highlighting the hilarity. Olbermann named Twitter his “Worst Person in the World” because he mistakenly believed he wasn’t on Twitter. He was. So I thought I’d do something that Olbermann’s entire staff consistently fails to do: research. The first | Read More »