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“Shocked” – David Brock’s American Bridge posts misleading video of David Perdue

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:28pm
David Perdue sign insulin pump

David Brock is the founder of Media Matters for America, who’s goal was to destroy Fox News and Rush Limbaugh by any means necessary.

Brock also is the person behind American Bridge, the entity formed to hire trackers to follow Republicans.

One tracker caught David Perdue, the Republican candid...

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Hamas murderers of 3 Israeli teens killed during arrest attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:30am
Kidnapped Israeli Teens

Remember when Katie Zavadski of NY Magazine, Sheera Frenkel of Buzzfeed and Jon Donnison of the BBC reported that Hamas was not behind the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens, Gil-ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach?

That gave rise to the widespread false meme that Israeli...

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BREAKING – Bibi Netanyahu wants to free the electronic gadget slaves

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:52am
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From The Times of Israel:

During a photo shoot prior to an interview session with the foreign press last week, the prime minister waxed nostalgic, lamenting in a Louis C.K.-esque manner over the failure to live in the moment among today’s selfie-crazed society.

“What do you do get out of all these pictures?”...

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Higher Ed Bubble: Media Studies Ph.D. leaves academia to join Buzzfeed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:55pm
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Anne Helen Petersen announced that she is leaving academia to join Buzzfeed.

Who is Anne Helen Petersen?

Someone who holds a Ph.D in 2011 from UT-Austin in Media Studies, and teaches Feminist Media Studies, among other things.  Here’s her Whitman College faculty description:

Anne Helen Petersen received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin,...

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The worst Twitter day of all time

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:20pm
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Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time.

Or at least the worst that I remember.

Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above.

The tweet went viral.  Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot...

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Is Buzzfeed the new home for viral conservative listicles?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 7:30pm

Buzzfeed seems to engender pretty strong feelings all around.  Mostly the criticism was from the right during the election, but I’m seeing grumbling from the left lately as well.

I cautioned last February not to underestimate BuzzFeed Politics, which is an emerging force in news and uses cats to maximum effect.  Despite my tongue-in-cheek post,

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5 Signs BuzzFeed May Have Peaked

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:53pm

I will take credit for the “Everybody Be Like BuzzFeed” mania sweeping politics, with my post Do not underestimate BuzzFeed Politics, which ran on February 6, 2013.

I pushed the mania into overdrive when I mentioned the word … (shhhh)

Upworthy.

Has BuzzFeed peaked already?

Sign No. 1

House Republicans …

may be copying BuzzFeed.

Even if not, people are speculating...

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“Very White Republican Leadership” kinda looks like …

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:49pm

McKay Coppins at Buzzfeed Politics writes about how A Very White Republican Leadership Plans Minority Outreach:

As the Republican Party gears up to launch a concerted, well-funded outreach effort aimed at attracting elusive minority voters, it’s not just battling dismal poll numbers and tough demographic trends — it’s working to overcome its own...

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Say what you will about @BuzzfeedPol, they’ve got me pegged

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8:39am

And they have a very well done post, luring the likes of me into their lair:

What Kind Of Conservative Are You?

This scientific quiz is the only way to be sure. Just in time for CPAC!

Okay, I took the quiz, and this was the result:

 
 
 

Talking smack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 8:03am

Team Breitbart: We’re going to smack Politico across the face and expose Buzzfeed:

Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro took a more bellicose tone, declaring that Breitbart News writers would challenge not only the existing mainstream media for their biased coverage, but also the newer online outlets.

“You’ll notice that on our video site we don’t...

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