Category: Media

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?
“In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.” The Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center scours Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms, and nearly anything people can freely contribute to according to a report from the Associated... Read more »

Newsprint errors

Newsprint errors
In an article speculating about Bob Brenly and the Cubs managerial position, which technically is not open since Mike Quade is still under contract, the Chicago Tribune (or at least its website) managed this doozy, ” Chicago Cubs TV color analyst Bob Brenly is keeping busy working playoff games for WTBS, but the former Arizona... Read more »

America's Most Wanted moving to Lifetime

America's Most Wanted moving to Lifetime
After being cancelled, in effect, by Fox television in May, America’s Most Wanted will be back on the air full time later this year. Fox had planned to make AMW a series of quarterly two-hour specials. Fox said it was axing the weekly format of AMW because the economics of the show no longer made... Read more »
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Wall Street Journal Editorial Gets Phone Hacking Scandal Almost All Wrong

Wall Street Journal Editorial Gets Phone Hacking Scandal Almost All Wrong
Politico called The Wall Street Journal’s editorial defending its reputation against its sister newspapers phone hacking of celebrities, politicians, and murder victims “remarkable.” Politico described the editorial as remarkable because the Journal portrays News Corporation as the victim of “liberal politicians and media competition in the U.K. and the U.S.” The editorial by the Journal is... Read more »

YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

YouTube’s most watched videos of 2010 1. BED INTRUDER SONG!!! 2. TIK TOK KESHA Parody – Key of Awe$ome #13 3. Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi 4. Annoying Orange Wazzup 5. Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like 6. Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10 7. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version 8. THE TWILIGHT... Read more »

Will an Israeli power play threaten peace talks?

Israel’s foreign minister has announced the he will attempt to block any extension of the settlement building slowdown in the West Bank. The problem? He could be the cause of derailed peace negotiations that aren’t even officially a week old. Avigdor Lieberman, the hawkish foreign minister of Israel, says he opposes any extension of Israel’s... Read more »
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Censored Sex Ads?

In the ongoing battle over Craigslist’s adult services section, some folks see the company shutdown of the section as a ploy. Others see it as a measure designed to fight back against the iron fist of government harassment. State attorneys general have been battling Craigslist for years its adult classifieds section, and recently the website... Read more »

The Perception of Crime in Chicago

The Perception of Crime in Chicago
Yesterday, Mayor Daley and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a press conference all about Chicago’s crime problem–or lack thereof.  Despite the police department saying that crime is down overall, the a Chicago Tribune/WGN poll last month showed nearly half of those polled who are residents of Chicago think crime is getting worse and almost... Read more »

Rush Limbaugh Uses George Steinbrenner's Death to Race-Bait

“What a man he was” said Rush Limbaugh in a clip from his show. Unfortunately, this comment came after racially charged remarks surrounding the death of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. After announcing on his show that Steinbrenner passed away, Limbaugh took the time point out that “That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires.” Classy,... Read more »
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General McChrystal announces retirement

General Stanley McChrystal has informed the Army that he is going to retire. According to an Army spokesperson, McChrystal has yet to file the formal paperwork necessary.  Last week, McChrystal was removed as the top military commander in Afghanistan because of remarks made in a Rolling Stone article. David Petraeus, currently Commander of U.S. Central Command,... Read more »