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Protect Citizen Journalists

Citizen journalists are under attack by Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The dynamic duo of progressivism has attached an amendment to Senate Bill 987, which would give the Department of Justice power to determine who qualifies for protection as a journalist under the First Amendment.

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Protect Citizen Journalists

Citizen journalists are under attack by Chuck Schumer, Lindsey Graham, and other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The dynamic duo of progressivism has attached an amendment to Senate Bill 987, which would give the Department of Justice power to determine who qualifies for protection as a journalist under the First Amendment.

09/17/2013
Will An Updated Marketing Effort Help the NRSC In 2014?

In March, I reported on the first signs of new life from the National Republican Senatorial Committee after the disastrous 2012 election cycle, in which conservatives lost ground in the US Senate despite expectations of actually taking over that chamber of congress. Given the rise of new media and the stagnation of legacy media, the NRSC has taken the initiative to facilitate communications by creating a new blogger outreach position.

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Will An Updated Marketing Effort Help the NRSC In 2014?

In March, I reported on the first signs of new life from the National Republican Senatorial Committee after the disastrous 2012 election cycle, in which conservatives lost ground in the US Senate despite expectations of actually taking over that chamber of congress. Given the rise of new media and the stagnation of legacy media, the NRSC has taken the initiative to facilitate communications by creating a new blogger outreach position.

05/31/2013
Dick Durbin Questions The Wisdom Of The First Amendment

While many Americans were recognizing the solemn events of the Memorial Day Weekend, the inside the beltway Sunday news shows rolled inexorably on. One US Senator used the opportunity to call question the wisdom of one of the most sacred of all liberties that are protected by the Constitution. In a poorly timed attack on the freedoms that the soldiers we honored fought and died for, Dick Durbin questioned the First Amendment protections enjoyed by bloggers and users of social media:

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Dick Durbin Questions The Wisdom Of The First Amendment

While many Americans were recognizing the solemn events of the Memorial Day Weekend, the inside the beltway Sunday news shows rolled inexorably on. One US Senator used the opportunity to call question the wisdom of one of the most sacred of all liberties that are protected by the Constitution. In a poorly timed attack on the freedoms that the soldiers we honored fought and died for, Dick Durbin questioned the First Amendment protections enjoyed by bloggers and users of social media:

05/30/2013
Messaging Conservative Principles - Governor Walker Speaks with Bloggers at CPAC

On Saturday, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin addressed CPAC, and according to at least one observer, was the best speaker of the conference. After he finished, he agreed to address a small gathering of bloggers to expand on the points he made in his speech.Of his main speech, Solomon Yue, Oregon RNC National Committeeman, said,

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Messaging Conservative Principles - Governor Walker Speaks with Bloggers at CPAC

On Saturday, Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin addressed CPAC, and according to at least one observer, was the best speaker of the conference. After he finished, he agreed to address a small gathering of bloggers to expand on the points he made in his speech.Of his main speech, Solomon Yue, Oregon RNC National Committeeman, said,

03/21/2013
NRSC Creates Blogger Outreach Position To Facilitate Communications

This week, the Republican National Committee released an "autopsy" on how the GOP lost the election in 2012 and where it can improve its branding going forward. William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection noted that the 100 page report failed to mention New Media and bloggers as an opportunity to improve communications.

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NRSC Creates Blogger Outreach Position To Facilitate Communications

This week, the Republican National Committee released an "autopsy" on how the GOP lost the election in 2012 and where it can improve its branding going forward. William Jacobsen of Legal Insurrection noted that the 100 page report failed to mention New Media and bloggers as an opportunity to improve communications.

03/21/2013
How To Become a Target of the Media: Report the Facts

This is not a story about policy or legislation. This is a story about journalism, and the all too cozy relationship between 'reporters' and the public officials they're supposed to hold accountable. It's been two weeks since Democrat State Senator Ginny Burdick of Oregon was to have held a town hall to answer questions on the current legislative session.

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How To Become a Target of the Media: Report the Facts

This is not a story about policy or legislation. This is a story about journalism, and the all too cozy relationship between 'reporters' and the public officials they're supposed to hold accountable. It's been two weeks since Democrat State Senator Ginny Burdick of Oregon was to have held a town hall to answer questions on the current legislative session.

03/20/2013
The FreedomCast: Episode 17 - GlennBeck on BlogCon2013 and the Power of Decentralized Media

Today on The FreedomCast, I’m joined by none other than Glenn Beck. We’ll talk about BlogCon2013, why empowering bloggers is the key to pushing back against the main stream media, and why Glenn believes that FreedomWorks is fighting for liberty in ways that no other organization can. Find out more about BlogCon2013 here.

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The FreedomCast: Episode 17 - GlennBeck on BlogCon2013 and the Power of Decentralized Media

Today on The FreedomCast, I’m joined by none other than Glenn Beck. We’ll talk about BlogCon2013, why empowering bloggers is the key to pushing back against the main stream media, and why Glenn believes that FreedomWorks is fighting for liberty in ways that no other organization can. Find out more about BlogCon2013 here.

03/07/2013
FreePAC: Bloggers and New Media are the Voice of the Freedom Movement

This past weekend as over 16,000 freedom loving activists gathered in Dallas for FreePAC, the main stream media chose once again to largely ignore the Tea Party event and its supporters. Much like 2009, when media outlets ignored over one million activists gathered on the Capitol Mall, coverage of this event was ultimately left to alternative media instead. This is not surprising to many of us who have been active in this movement since its inception. If they don't report it, it didn't happen. I mean the Tea Party is dead, right?

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FreePAC: Bloggers and New Media are the Voice of the Freedom Movement

This past weekend as over 16,000 freedom loving activists gathered in Dallas for FreePAC, the main stream media chose once again to largely ignore the Tea Party event and its supporters. Much like 2009, when media outlets ignored over one million activists gathered on the Capitol Mall, coverage of this event was ultimately left to alternative media instead. This is not surprising to many of us who have been active in this movement since its inception. If they don't report it, it didn't happen. I mean the Tea Party is dead, right?

07/30/2012
On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists

In a recent article, Warner Todd Huston (#justablogger) took Leonard Pitts (#arealjournalist) to task for criticizing Sarah Palin at the 2012 Right Online Conference:

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On The Necessity Of Independent Citizen Journalists

In a recent article, Warner Todd Huston (#justablogger) took Leonard Pitts (#arealjournalist) to task for criticizing Sarah Palin at the 2012 Right Online Conference:

06/27/2012
SWATting Against Conservative Bloggers Continues Unabated

The harassment of conservative bloggers has been in the news quite a bit lately, and for good reason. The story has been covered at FreedomWorks previously, and in the month since, the situation has gotten worse.

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SWATting Against Conservative Bloggers Continues Unabated

The harassment of conservative bloggers has been in the news quite a bit lately, and for good reason. The story has been covered at FreedomWorks previously, and in the month since, the situation has gotten worse.

06/26/2012

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