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New Kid Danger: Squishy, Bubbling Feet

Those pretty, teeny, tiny, swirly packets of commercial detergent on the shelves in America’s grocery stores are the hottest new consumer product — and a source of peril for America’s vulnerable children.

Nearly 10 people across the country have called the hotline of the National Fashion Association after small children placed the packets on [...]

As Massive Occupy Protest Takes Times Square, New York Times Covers Van Cliburn Piano Sale

A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway.

Photo: ArckiiART

The New York Times (you know, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”) refuses to cover it anywhere on its front page, where over a hundred other news headlines sit.

Photo: OccupyWallStNYC

Among the stories the New York Times decides is “fit [...]

The Pro-Obama FOX News Conspiracy, Umasked

Peregrin Wood is right: he has found the most idiotic anti-Obama facebook page ever. Here’s the latest post from the nonsensical “I Support Removal of the un-Constitutional president NOW – Not in 2012″ page:

You read that right: “it comes as no shock that you have to tow the obama regime line or you [...]

5 Big Media Mentions get David Walker for President 31 more Votes

How does one Americans Elect draft committee called “The Committee to Get Walker Running,” representing a Americans Elect presidential candidate named David Walker, manage to get 5 big media mentions in one day (#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5)? I mean, there are 432 other Americans Elect draft committees out there trying [...]

Comparing the Americans Elect and Jill Stein Twitter Networks: What Grassroots Looks Like

A few days ago, when I graphed the network of Twitter posts mentioning Americans Elect, one of the immediately apparent features of that network was the central role in tweets issued by representatives of the mainstream news media, in varying degrees of connection to the communications of Americans Elect itself. Click on this image for [...]

Americans Elect Twitter Network, December 19-26 2011: Who’s Talking to Who?

Click the image below to see detail of this network diagram of twitter posts mentioning Americans Elect from 12-19 to 12-26 2011. Ties between twitter accounts are either retweets of others’ posts or comments sent to others through the “mention” function. Core players are identified in the graph for the largest dozen network segments.

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Bloomberg and NYPD shut down Free Press to shut down Assembly and Dissent in New York City

Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right to assembly and protest, they’ve been quashing the freedoms of [...]

Douglas Schoen & Americans Elect in Media Tango: No Relationship Talk, It’s just a Dance

On December 31 2010, Douglas Schoen wrote a prediction about 2011’s “biggest political surprise” in a piece published by the Washington Post:

The biggest political surprise of 2011 will be the emergence of a potentially serious third-party candidate for president in 2012. There is simply too much dissatisfaction with Washington and with our political system [...]

728,838 in Fort Worth Raise Their Thumbs in Massive Coordinated Effort

American Family Association’s “One News Now,” December 16 2010:

“Millions of people are good without God,” declare signs on city buses in Ft. Worth, Texas. The signs were purchased by local atheists. In response, two Christian businessmen sponsored ads on vans that follow the buses around the city bearing the message, “I still love [...]

Write your letter to the Editor against Patriot Act Reauthorization TODAY

They’re old-fashioned, I know, but letters to the editor of your local newspaper are important for a couple of reasons. First, they initiate public conversation among the most active members of your community. People who read newspapers tend to be more educated, more inclined toward participation in civic events, and more likely to show up [...]

Chevron Adopts “Authentic Street” Veneer to Keep Selling Itself

Irregular Times’ inbox this morning features not one but four copies of a press release from oil giant Chevron, eager to build hype for its new advertising campaign:

Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) has announced a new global advertising campaign aimed at showing Chevron as a “real people” corporation…

Each print ad is designed with an [...]