Posts Tagged ‘new media’

Their interview/article on Pam Geller was tough but fair.

I think it is an excellent example of how to do a “hostile” interview, dealing with someone you disagree with fundamentally.

I hit the left side of the ‘sphere a bit so when they do it right they deserve a pat.

Good show.

Memeorandum thread here.

Update: Jim Hoff mentions the Washington post bloggers are also giving credit to Pam, but he teases them for putting a clip of her in a bikini.

Let’s cut to the chase: Pam is an extraordinarily beautiful woman who looks even better in person. Any picture is going to get hits because of that, so you might has well go whole hog in the Stacy McCain vein.

Update 2: Stacy updates on Pam and the Bikini and exploding heads at LGF

Doing the job the main stream media is is paid for but apparently chooses not to I spent 15 minutes talking with Republican Candidate for Ca-36 Mattie Fein:

On The Torrance Daily Breeze’s decision to not cover the campaign:

“I’m Concerned, this isn’t about looking for favorable coverage, it’s about looking for fair play. There are serious issues in the district and the voters deserve the issues on the table.”

The Irony of the Daily Breeze belittling her concerns over Harmon’s purchase of a Whopper Jr Newsweek while otherwise ignoring her campaign is not lost on her.

On Jane Harman Ducking her:

Jane Harman said she understood that the seat she has held for 16 years is not an entitlement but has ducked our attempts to debate her and avoided town hall meetings within our own district. We have also sent a letter to the Torrance Daily Breeze about sponsoring such debates, we have not received a reply.

Mattie Fein Ca 36 in my Fedora Photo Robert Stacy McCain


On the Issues in the District:

Jobs is the issue, people are concerned about their jobs and the job situation of their families and friends. We have also heard from Democrats who have expressed concern about Harmon’s rough relationship with the speaker and its effects on the district

On how she has been received:

We are very excited by the response we have gotten at events from the voters. Democrats, Republicans and undeclared voters are in the district are ready for change

Shades of Ma-01. A democratic district with an incumbent who has held office for nearly two decades and a dynamic candidate (Bill Gunn) shaking things up. The difference? The local papers don’t leave the coverage of the race to bloggers 3000 miles away.

Update: Photo added courtesy of Robert Stacy McCain. How bad is it when my fedora has more of a presence in a California congressional race than the local paper?

You actually have to ask if we should write off Calif 36? Well I shouldn’t be surprised, after all the establishment hasn’t actually led the charge in this cycle.

Liz Carter (Ga-4) at Candidate Forum

The national party was ready to play the party of submission until the Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and the Tea Parties (with plenty of help from the Obama Administration) got voters so energized that Republicans are competing in Districts like Ga-4 (Liz Carter) and Ma-1 (Bill Gunn)

Bill Gunn at Fitchburg Standout

Don’t forget that when questioned the night of the great Scott Brown victory Mitt Romney, if the party would support Republicans in Massachusetts, the establishment candidate wasn’t able to simply say yes.

The establishment republicans have been reading too much Eugene Robinson. The people better understand that if we are going to win these races, we have to do it ourselves.

It will be up to actual people to get this work done and further up to bloggers like you me and Little Miss Attila to promote and encourage those people.

Don’t aspire to be the NYT of the blogosphere

Posted: July 26, 2010 by datechguy in blogs
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It looks like Digger’s Realm and Kimberly Dvorak are bucking for the title NYT of the blogosphere from what we are seeing at Confederate Yankee :

I noted she can’t provide any evidence to support her story, and was not likely develop evidence to support it. I told her that at this point, she should issue a retraction, mentioning that her LE sources have made claims, but that they are contradicted by multiple agencies and Laredo media, both print and television.

Her response was even more telling.

I have not got anyone to tell me via phone or email – ‘It did not happen, name and title.’ They tell me they can neither confirm or deny. My LE was there. I’m not asking you to believe me or tell me I’m lying. It was a FYI story and I stand by it. Senior DHS brass have said it did not happen, but said that was off the record and no name. Why? So to me there is no proof one way or the other.

In fairness to everyone I posed on the story myself when I saw it with a qualifier or two but my update striking it came within 5 min of the first post.

# 24 July, 2010 @ 19:01 by datechguy
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If you have something wrong the best thing to do is to admit it and move on. We are all human and we are going to get some things wrong, particularly if you are an individual without an organization to back you up. I know it’s hard, particularly if you have what appears to be a big scoop and the hits have come in droves, but, it’s bad form, just let it go.

Let’s leave the “you can’t prove it didn’t happen” standard for the MSM.

Update: It looks like I owe both of them an apology