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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 [...]

Rahm Emanuel is a Conniving Jerk Who Pays His Property Taxes

The “reports” come in from all over the internet and the papers, day after day after day:

Don Surber of the Charleston Daily Mail:

Democrat Rahm Emanuel put his Chicago residency in the name of a charity to avoid property taxes…

Phil Gremillion at The Daily Advertiser of Lafayette, Louisiana:

Check out his chief of [...]

Conservative Jabber Machine Continues to Spew Amazing Untrue News. Stand up to it.

Two weeks ago, an anonymous piece in the American Spectator alleged that the office of U.S. Representative Henry Waxman met with the Federal Communications Commission to plan various ways to end free speech on the Internet. This anonymous piece provides no documentation of the claim, which runs counter to Waxman’s civil libertarian record.

One week [...]

Juval Aviv Returns to U.S., Again Predicting Imminent Terrorist Attack

In 2005, self-professed “terrorism expert” Juval Aviv appeared on FOX News to issue a dire prediction based on his ironclad sources. A terrorist attack was:

Imminent and around the corner here in the United States. It could happen as soon as tomorrow, or it could happen in the next few months. Ninety days at the [...]

Quo Vadis, Net Neutrality?

As it currently stands, in free Western countries (sorry, Australia) the Internet works on the basis of Net Neutrality: no matter the source, the content or the destination of information on the Internet, it is delivered at the same speed, without discrimination. Differences in connection speed occur according to an end user’s ability to pay [...]