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    The Left built Huffington, the Left can tear it down

“Socialite Arianna Huffington built a blog-empire on the backs of thousands of citizen journalists,” a post at Adbusters begins.    “She exploited our idealism and let us labor under the illusion that    the Huffington Post was different, independent and leftist. Now she’s    cashed in and three thousand indie bloggers find themselves working  for a   megacorp.”

But  the Huffington Post is not Arianna’s to sell. It is  ours: the  lefty  writers and readers, environmentalism activists and   anti-corporate  organizers who flooded the site with 25 million visits a   month. So  we’re going to take it back.
We’ll  stop going to her site. And we’ll stop blogging for her too.   Then  we’ll give birth to an alternative to AOL’s HuffPo by using the    #huffpuff hash tag to tell the world about our favorite counter-culture    websites and indie blogs.

“We are the ones who built the Huffington Post. And now we will be the ones who will huff & puff it down,” Adbusters concluded.
A quick search of the social network Twitter indicated that the hashtag #huffpuff was already being used to propose alternatives.
(Raw Story)

Arianna herself told Politico this week, “We don’t see ourselves as left. And   I think it’s one area where news consumers are ahead of the media,   because they know that continuing to see everything that’s happening as a   right-left issue is missing what’s happening, and is also making it   much harder for us to be properly informed.”

    The Left built Huffington, the Left can tear it down

    “Socialite Arianna Huffington built a blog-empire on the backs of thousands of citizen journalists,” a post at Adbusters begins. “She exploited our idealism and let us labor under the illusion that the Huffington Post was different, independent and leftist. Now she’s cashed in and three thousand indie bloggers find themselves working for a megacorp.”

    But the Huffington Post is not Arianna’s to sell. It is ours: the lefty writers and readers, environmentalism activists and anti-corporate organizers who flooded the site with 25 million visits a month. So we’re going to take it back.

    We’ll stop going to her site. And we’ll stop blogging for her too. Then we’ll give birth to an alternative to AOL’s HuffPo by using the #huffpuff hash tag to tell the world about our favorite counter-culture websites and indie blogs.

    “We are the ones who built the Huffington Post. And now we will be the ones who will huff & puff it down,” Adbusters concluded.

    A quick search of the social network Twitter indicated that the hashtag #huffpuff was already being used to propose alternatives.

    (Raw Story)

    Arianna herself told Politico this week, We don’t see ourselves as left. And I think it’s one area where news consumers are ahead of the media, because they know that continuing to see everything that’s happening as a right-left issue is missing what’s happening, and is also making it much harder for us to be properly informed.”


    — 3 years ago with 15 notes
    #aol  #arianna huffington  #bloggers  #Democrats  #huffington post  #huffpuff  #left  #liberal  #politics  #progressive  #Twitter  #unpaid 
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We outnumber them and we have the guns.” (Audience laughs) “I’m not kidding.” — Andrew Breitbart
Explain to me how this isn’t hate speech, how it isn’t inciting domestic terrorism:

Charles Johnson: Videos: Andrew Breitbart Fantasizes About Killing Liberals –
Speaking at a Tea Party gathering in  Boston, Andrew Breitbart fantasizes about armed conflict with his fellow  Americans… He goes on to elaborate that he imagines the military is  going to rise up and start killing union members to protect the country  (or something), and reiterates that he’s talking about actual armed  conflict and not elections.
Click the LGF link for the videos of Breitbart’s ACTUAL WORDS.

If a liberal commentator / entertainer (whatever Breitbart is  supposed to be) had said this sort of thing, Fox “News,” Drudge,  Limbaugh, the freshman Teaparty Congress, and every Teaparty GOP 2012  candidate — including the former half-term governor on Facebook (snerk!)  — would be clutching their pearls, waving smelling salts everywhere,  and hyperventilating on every network news program, 24/7!
It’s amazing what our ‘liberal’ media chooses to ignore.

    We outnumber them and we have the guns.” (Audience laughs) “I’m not kidding.” — Andrew Breitbart

    Explain to me how this isn’t hate speech, how it isn’t inciting domestic terrorism:

    Charles Johnson: Videos: Andrew Breitbart Fantasizes About Killing Liberals

    Speaking at a Tea Party gathering in Boston, Andrew Breitbart fantasizes about armed conflict with his fellow Americans… He goes on to elaborate that he imagines the military is going to rise up and start killing union members to protect the country (or something), and reiterates that he’s talking about actual armed conflict and not elections.

    Click the LGF link for the videos of Breitbart’s ACTUAL WORDS.

    If a liberal commentator / entertainer (whatever Breitbart is supposed to be) had said this sort of thing, Fox “News,” Drudge, Limbaugh, the freshman Teaparty Congress, and every Teaparty GOP 2012 candidate — including the former half-term governor on Facebook (snerk!) — would be clutching their pearls, waving smelling salts everywhere, and hyperventilating on every network news program, 24/7!

    It’s amazing what our ‘liberal’ media chooses to ignore.

    — 2 years ago with 6 notes
    #liberal  #media  #news  #politics  #security / safety  #wingnuts  #media  #Andrew Breitbart  #domestic terrorism  #GOP  #killing liberals  #killing union members  #Republicans  #rwnjs  #tea party  #videos  #we have the guns  #we're armed 
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Your lamestream, liberal media
Won’t someone think of Republican white men? Oh, wait…

If you feel like the Sunday morning political talk shows are overrun by Republican politicians, their surrogates and other right-wing spinners, you’re actually right, according to a study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), a media watchdog group. FAIR’s magazine, Extra! tracked the breakdown of guests featured in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions on the four main Sunday morning talk shows,ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” from June 2011 to March 2012. The results skewed heavily Republican, white and male,with only token representation by blacks and Latinos, and virtually no appearances by guests outside of one of the two national political parties.
[…] It’s worth noting, also, that the liberals typically presented on these programs are mostly centrists with very few out-and-out progressives, leading FAIR to quip that “corporate media’s idea of a debate is conservative ideologues matched by centrist-oriented journalists.” Women and persons of color were wildly underrepresented in round tables. Women guests made up a mere 29 percent of panelists. Roundtable guests were 85 percent white, with 11 percent of guests being African-American and 3 percent Latino.
[The Raw Story]

In a diverse nation, with women comprising just over 50% of the population, why do Republican white men dominate our national media — still?
If you’re so inclined to contact the conservative white men who host the Sunday shows that celebrate conservative white menand their many opinions about non-white people and women (among other things), here’s contact information: 
ABC “This Week with George Stephanopoulos”
NBC “Meet the Press” mailbox
CBS “Face the Nation” (choose from drop down list)
“Fox News Sunday” fns@foxnews.com

    Your lamestream, liberal media

    Won’t someone think of Republican white men? Oh, wait…

    If you feel like the Sunday morning political talk shows are overrun by Republican politicians, their surrogates and other right-wing spinners, you’re actually right, according to a study by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), a media watchdog group. FAIR’s magazine, Extra! tracked the breakdown of guests featured in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions on the four main Sunday morning talk shows,ABC’s “This Week,” NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday” from June 2011 to March 2012. The results skewed heavily Republican, white and male,with only token representation by blacks and Latinos, and virtually no appearances by guests outside of one of the two national political parties.

    […] It’s worth noting, also, that the liberals typically presented on these programs are mostly centrists with very few out-and-out progressives, leading FAIR to quip that “corporate media’s idea of a debate is conservative ideologues matched by centrist-oriented journalists.” Women and persons of color were wildly underrepresented in round tables. Women guests made up a mere 29 percent of panelists. Roundtable guests were 85 percent white, with 11 percent of guests being African-American and 3 percent Latino.

    [The Raw Story]

    In a diverse nation, with women comprising just over 50% of the population, why do Republican white men dominate our national media — still?

    If you’re so inclined to contact the conservative white men who host the Sunday shows that celebrate conservative white menand their many opinions about non-white people and women (among other things), here’s contact information

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #liberal  #FAIL  #media  #news  #politics  #religion  #media  #abc  #CBS  #conservatives  #Democrats  #face the nation  #fear  #fox  #fox news sunday  #GOP  #liberals  #Meet the Press  #nbc  #no diversity  #non-white people  #republican white men  #Republicans  #seriously  #This Week  #what a joke  #white men  #women 
    novenator:

You tell him Robert!

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I’m not sure it’s possible for a slimeball to debate ‘like a man’, Robert.

    novenator:

    You tell him Robert!

    I’m not sure it’s possible for a slimeball to debate ‘like a man’, Robert.

    (Source: saboma)

    — 1 year ago with 13 notes
    #politics  #humor  #progressive  #funny  #media  #liberal  #BoldProgressive  #come at me bro 
    amprog:

The House budget for fiscal year 2013 tasks congressional committees to “reduce lower-priority spending” to avert military cuts.
When they say “lower-priority spending”, they mean spending on programs that nourish children and provide safety nets, like foster care or child abuse prevention.

(Source: americanprogress.org)

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The “PRO-LIFE” Ryan-Republican-Romney budget.

    amprog:

    The House budget for fiscal year 2013 tasks congressional committees to “reduce lower-priority spending” to avert military cuts.

    When they say “lower-priority spending”, they mean spending on programs that nourish children and provide safety nets, like foster care or child abuse prevention.



    (Source: americanprogress.org)

    The “PRO-LIFE” Ryan-Republican-Romney budget.

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #budget  #economy  #progressive  #GOP  #liberal  #news  #politics  #policy  #SNAP  #children  #poverty  #child abuse 
    Only one party’s to blame? Don’t tell the Sunday shows – Last month, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein published an Op ed and a book making the extremely controversial argument that both parties aren’t equally to blame for what ails Washington. They argued that the GOP — by allowing extremists to roam free and by wielding the filibuster to achieve government dysfunction as a political end in itself — were demonstrably more culpable for creating what is approaching a crisis of governance. It turns out neither man has been invited on to the Sunday shows even once to discuss this thesis. As Bob Somerby and Kevin Drum note, these are among the most quoted people in Washington — yet suddenly this latest topic is too hot for the talkers, or not deemed relevant at all. I ran this thesis by Ornstein himself, and he confirmed that the book’s publicity people had tried to get the authors booked on the Sunday shows, with no success. — Greg Sargent
 See also:  Op-ed of the day — Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem

    Only one party’s to blame? Don’t tell the Sunday shows – Last month, Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein published an Op ed and a book making the extremely controversial argument that both parties aren’t equally to blame for what ails Washington. They argued that the GOP — by allowing extremists to roam free and by wielding the filibuster to achieve government dysfunction as a political end in itself — were demonstrably more culpable for creating what is approaching a crisis of governance. It turns out neither man has been invited on to the Sunday shows even once to discuss this thesis. As Bob Somerby and Kevin Drum note, these are among the most quoted people in Washington — yet suddenly this latest topic is too hot for the talkers, or not deemed relevant at all. I ran this thesis by Ornstein himself, and he confirmed that the book’s publicity people had tried to get the authors booked on the Sunday shows, with no success. — Greg Sargent

     See also:  Op-ed of the day — Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem

    — 1 year ago with 3 notes
    #liberal  #news  #politics  #gop  #republicans  #republicans are the problem  #sunday shows  #norman ornstein  #thomas mann  #too hot for sunday shows  #your media 
    amprog:

An overwhelming amount (58%) of Americans disapprove of funding cuts to Obamacare’s initiatives. Regardless of whether or not Americans approve or disapprove of the law, cutting funding just isn’t the way.
(Source: americanprogress.org)

    amprog:

    An overwhelming amount (58%) of Americans disapprove of funding cuts to Obamacare’s initiatives. Regardless of whether or not Americans approve or disapprove of the law, cutting funding just isn’t the way.

    (Source: americanprogress.org)

    — 1 year ago with 5 notes
    #Obamacare  #health  #progressive  #news  #politics  #policy  #healthcare  #reform  #liberal