Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the summer of 2009, we’re seeing the full media effect of the “silly season.” Newspapers are hashing and rehashing and re-rehashing the death of Michael Jackson, a figure most had forgotten, in no small part because it is a simple matter for a skeleton staff to dredge [...]
Today I attended a demonstration against Ohio budget cuts to libraries; it has garnered print and video coverage by professional journalists. There were perhaps two hundred people there.
I can’t tell you how many people showed up for demonstrations in eight cities as part of Torture Accountability Day. I can’t tell you because despite multiple [...]
… Irregular Times News Digest … May 13 2009 …
No Detainee Photo Release: Pictures Make Government Look Bad
In breaking news today out of Washington, DC, President Barack Obama and his aides announced that, despite a federal court for the release of dozens of photographs of the ill-treatment of U.S. Government detainees, the photographs [...]
Conservative blogger Sheldon Townsend, the poor dear, is a bit anemic.
He’s been eating conservative talking points memo food for so long that he’s protein poor and feeling wan. From his point of view looking up Papa Bird Limbaugh’s gullet with his mouth wide open, all the regurgitated news coming his way looks the same:
Upset at the number of secular stories that end up on the consensus news site Digg.com, some Christians have set up a similar news ranking website called DiggChrist. The irreverent satire website Paliban Daily has submitted its articles to DiggChrist… which currently ranks 7 of them in its top 10.
Is this a hilarious trend [...]
As we continue to ramp up our I Voted For You, But… project to collect Obama voters’ expressions of personal dissent and progressive activists’ plans for collective protest, we’ve taught ourselves how to write RSS feeds. As a result, we’re able to share with you a new RSS feed of progressive activist events. If you [...]
As I was waiting for today’s advertised “Rally With Romney” for the McCain-Palin ticket at the Franklin County GOP Victory Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, I was approached by a man who identified himself as a Republican Party staffer. After shaking my hand, he pointed at the voice recorder I had in my hand and [...]
What does it mean for a CBS News article to be presented to us by ExxonMobil, the big oil company? [...]
Why are Americans so willfully ignorant about the candidates in the 2008 race for the White House? [...]
Dolphin rescues, pods of killer whales attacking larger whales, the experience of captive marine mammals, and evaluation of supposed dolphin exposure therapies are all subjects recently covered by the articles over at Tursiops. [...]
CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Associated Press will be covering the activities of the Barack Obama campaign in Oregon. Then again, that’s the information everyone else will be reading about. Wouldn’t it be better to get some more direct information that isn’t dependent upon the same old repeated corporate journalistic talking points? Go to the source for information about Barack Obama in Oregon. [...]