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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 […]

Lamar Smith’s Biased Rant About Media Bias

Lamar Smith made a rant about media that conveniently left out facts about Fox News. […]

Review: BL&T Associates Promotion of HBO Documentary

This afternoon, Irregular Times received an e-mail solicitation from Raimy N. Rosenduft of BLT & Associates, who “create unique online campaigns that strategically engage users in a branded experience, while also working to build upon and enhance the message of traditional mediums like print and A/V.”

Yes, they really wrote that. Ms. Rosenduft and her […]

Confirmed: Americans Elect editorial prompted by Invitation-Only meeting in Aspen

Everyone knows that “from a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” But you can lay the groundwork. Americans Elect, the corporation with an aim of electing its own President of the USA, is gearing up its public relations machine. As it turns out, the first editorial to pass judgment on […]

Amid Pats on the Back Over Civility, Old Media Misses NSA Cybersecurity Story

Look deep into this picture and glaze your eyes to find out how many “traditional media” newspapers have, in between pats on the back over their refusal to utter words like “poo,” bothered to provide any coverage of the agenda revealed in Senate hearings today to put the National Security Agency in charge of cybersecurity.

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Political Stereogram: Coverage and Days Left for Patriot Act and FISA Reform

Look deep and hard at these images and you will find answers to these questions:

How Many Days Left Until the House Judiciary Committee Marks Up H.R. 3845, a Bill to Reauthorize Provisions of the Patriot Act Until 2013, and H.R. 3846, a Bill to Reform the FISA Amendments Act?

How Many Newspaper Articles […]

Ten Thousand at their Back, DC Journalists Film One-Man Counterdemonstration

Randy Sly of Catholic Online writes in complaint against journalists covering the National Equality March:

Totally ignored at the march were those who came to bear witness to the Christian message regarding homosexuality and calling those present to allow God to work in them in restoration. Randall Terry reported last week that he and others […]

Progressive Media Until We Get Tired?

The Buffalo Coalition for Progressive Media seems to have dissolved. Its web site now is filled up with non-progressive messages like how to win 250 dollars at the NBA shore, and my favorite given the current political climate, photographs of Iranian girls. […]

Amidst Talk of Military Cuts, the War Budget Actually Gets Larger

Read David Swanson of After Downing Street, who does an admirably thorough job detailing the media reaction to Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ announcement of “cuts” to the military budget. Newspapers and cable news outlets have focused on Gates’ plan to cut funding for the F-22 fighter and the dovish-sounding statement by Gates that “Every defense […]