Tag Archives: AlterNet

Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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Miami Vise (NBA Championship Edition)

Behold the Miami-Industrial Complex: That MiamiWhereWorldsMeet crowd got together to run this ad in Tuesday’s New York Times celebrating the Heat’s second consecutive NBA Championship: You know what’s really So Miami? 400,000 people turned out for the victory parade. Roughly the same … Continue reading

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Did They See The Same Movie? (‘Spring Breakers’ Edition)

The only thing the local dailies’ reviews of Spring Breakers have in common is the publicity photo they feature:   Beyond that, they’re talking about two completely different movies . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a … Continue reading

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Breaking (The) News: Reporters Now Writing Branded Content

Bad enough that marketers are increasingly creating branded (or custom, as they call it) content. Now journalists are apparently creating it too. From the (unabashedly) liberal AlterNet: Scrambling for Profit, Media Slip ‘Custom Content’ into Mix Some reporters resent rise of … Continue reading

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The Race To Track By Retailers

From our Let’s Stipulate: Liberal Source desk AlterNet is an unabashedly progressive website whose aim is to “inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more.” But that doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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The Creepiest Place on Earth: The MagicBand Kingdom

Disney World is now Digi World, as this New York Times piece reports: At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty (and Sales) ORLANDO, Fla. — Imagine Walt Disney World with no entry turnstiles. Cash? Passé: Visitors would wear rubber bracelets encoded … Continue reading

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Let The $5 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Media Execs Say Yay! Edition)

Over the past year the hardguessing staff has reported any number of estimates of the overall spending for the 2012 election: $4 billion, $6 billion, $9.8 billion, and etc. Now comes the latest guesstimate, via AlterNet: Advertising on Television Rockets, … Continue reading

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Bald-Faced Lies o’ the Day (Bipartisan Presidential Campaign Edition)

From Wall Street Journal columnist Holman W. Jenkins Jr.’s latest offering: Reflecting the political profession’s contempt for the public it’s trying to influence, Team Obama has been shouting through the cognoscenti media that now is the time to “define Romney … Continue reading

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Does The New York Times Have A Campbell Brown Problem?

Former CNN anchor Campbell Brown has had two – count ‘em, two – op-eds in the New York Times in the past month or so. The first ran on May 19 under the headline, “Obama: Stop Condescending to Women.” The … Continue reading

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