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See on Scoop.it – Infographics and Social Media Facebook, Twitter and Google employ teams to work directly with Super Pacs to target key swing state voters online (Finlay says: Conservative Super Pacs turn to social media and internet to expand reach http://t.co/oAI8Wcwk...)… See on www.guardian.co.uk
Former Reagan Administration Paul Craig Roberts stated in a interview with RT News that there is a concerted effort to shut Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, up and that if the legal attempt fails, he’ll be assassinated by a CIA assassination team. Roberts explains to the anchorwoman. “There is a concerted effort to nail...
Courage to Resist, the support group set up for raising funds in support of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (the man behind a large number of the recent WikiLeaks documents), has been closed down. “We’ve been in discussions with PayPal for weeks, and by their own admission there’s no legal obligation for them to close...
This is all getting a little scary if you ask me. Governments being able to turn off the internet like a light switch in the bathroom…all willy nilly. It’s a bit too 1984 if you ask me. This graph is from last week, and they’re back up now, but it is still very frightening that...
  A big disappointment today: The FCC and the Department of Justice have signed off on the Comcast/NBC merger, paving the way for a single enormous media conglomerate to obtain unprecedented control over the flow of information in our country. I’ll be candid with you: This is an awful development for those of us who...
BARACK OBAMA:  The chicken crossed the road because it was time for change! The chicken wanted change! JOHN MC CAIN:  My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road. HILLARY CLINTON:  When I was First...
As I was reading about the life of Nixon speech writer William Safire yesterday, I came across this little piece written by Ted Pease with “Today’s Word” that I knew I had to show here. In my time as a journalist there are things I learned that I MUST pay attention to, like spelling and...
http://tedsword.blogspot.com Fair & Balanced? “A newspaper cannot really congratulate itself on having got all the facts impartially when it has quoted at length from two uninformed idiots on opposing sides of an issue.” —A.J. Wiggins, former editor & publisher, The Ellsworth (Maine) American Speak up! Comment on the WORD at http://tedsword.blogspot.com. Feedback and suggestions–printable and...
It’s amazing how quotes from the past would work perfectly if they were said today. http://tedsword.blogspot.com What about well-meaning clamor? “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” –Martin Luther King...
Rachel Maddow, shown filling in for Keith Olbermann on “Countdown” last month. Ms. Maddow will host the 9 p.m. hour beginning Sept. 8. (Ress Greenberg/ New York Times) From Bill Carter at the New York Times: Just in time for the closing rush of the presidential election, MSNBC is shaking up its prime-time programming lineup,...

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