Longtime critics are slowly coming around to the idea that he may end up as the GOP nominee.
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Longtime critics are slowly coming around to the idea that he may end up as the GOP nominee.
In case you missed tonight's debate, here's a quick summary by the Des Register's excellent political columnist, Kathie Obradovich.
Tonight’s debate on foreign policy helped Texas Gov. Rick Perry get his head above water after his campaign-swamping stumble on Wednesday. Herman Cain, meanwhile, never got out of the shallow end of the pool.
TMZ about to livestream press conference with Cain's 4th accuser. Click link:
// Herman Cain has a new accuser -- #4 to be exact -- who claims the former restaurant magnate sexually harassed her ... and she's going public with her…
Gotta love politics. GOP group is such fun; can't wait for this week's debate. Check out this Cain tune (via Politico's Ben Smith)—
A new soundtrack to the Herman Cain campaign as it goes up in smoke. Lyrics and Video editing by Christopher Duva www.christopherduva.com Vocals by Sara Crav...
Michele Bachmann's campaign manager quits, says she's the 'third candidate'
Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday in a shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman's aides sought to downplay.
No such worries with politicos…
With a new law regulating social media contact between teachers and students going into effect Aug. 28, local school districts are developing or reviewing their policies and guidelines. Of particular concern for school districts is the question of whether educators and students may interact over soc...
10,000 stop following President's Twitter stream after a barrage of tweets (100+ in a few hours).
Tweets overwhelmed followers in a matter of hours. RoyBlunt to support a bipartisan compromise to the debt crisis.
Going on live TV to report the aftermath of a tornado, with fresh storms looming, can be rough. Maybe Diane Sawyer could try tweeting.
Outtake (video below) is via MyDamnChannel. And here's the on-air performance, via Hulu: http://ow.ly/5DMcr
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Politics over friendship. Giuliani flip flops over promise to preside at wedding of his gay buddy Howard Koeppel.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 counts, not guilty of one count and two with no verdict announced in court Monday, with verdicts on other counts still to be read. The jury said earlier today it had agreed on 18 of 20
City Hall asked four consulting firms to envision a “Weiner 2013” campaign. No “certitude” jokes. No Twitter references. Just straight talk from a politician who once prided himself on holding nothing back.
How Murdoch's fading interest doomed MySpace
It once promised to redefine music, politics, dating, and pop culture. Rupert Murdoch fell in love with it. Then everything fell apart.
Posting racy photos and controversial remarks won’t get you as much press as former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s display of his political briefs, but they can cost you in your job search.
"It took three years to send the first billion tweets, and we now send a billion tweets every six days.”
The average engagement rate — where an engagement is a click, a reply or a retweet — is orders of magnitude bigger, better than traditional digital media advertising.
Jon Stewart: 'Fox News edited me to seem like a woman having a nervous breakdown'
Jon Stewart wants everyone to know that his Fox News appearance was not the real deal.
John Podhortez in today's NYPost: "Twitter didn't destroy Weiner just because he'd done his dirty work on the site. It destroyed him because of what Twitter has become — a kind of national town hall of a sort and on a scale we've never seen before." http://nyp.st/j9TrOe
Also: NYPost's 12 Weiner front pages. Tab asks that you vote for your fave. http://nyp.st/j96MHK
Anthony D. Weiner Tells Friends He Will Resign
Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans.
Wife's home and calls continue for Weiner's head. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/huma_abedin_returns_to_washington_YO8MggxjJmHWO7npnc6RGP
Seven Candidates; 140 Characters: Tweeting Toward the White House
Twitter’s rise is a tactical challenge for campaigns: How do they use a service that could, theoretically, give everyone on the campaign a bullhorn and gives candidates and staffers alike a chance to confront rivals and opponents in full view of the public and media? It’s a challenge that could prov
Mike Lupica in today's Daily News [http://nydn.us/mjRb3L]: "You want to talk about pictures that matter today? Talk about the pictures of Gabrielle Giffords that we saw over the weekend. Look at the smiling pictures of her, what we all want to be a good, pure light behind her eyes.
"Rep. Giffords comes back from real rehab, because somebody pointed a gun at her and fired it, not because she pointed a camera at herself."
Name-challenged Boehner's thankful he's not a Weiner.
John Boehner is glad his name isn't Weiner
Weiner Confesses: June 7 Tabloids
During a segment on whether Sara Palin will run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Fox News aired a photo of Fey posing as the former Alaska governor.
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impersonation was so good, even Fox News employees cannot tell them apart.
Rep Weiner's opening statement at press conference that just ended—
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Rep Weiner's final words as press conference ends: "It was clearly a mistake and one that I regret."
Weiner confesses, admits to sending salacious tweets and more, won't quit. Live press conference now. "There's nothing inherently wrong with social media," he says.http://twitter.com/#!/coneymedia
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Here's story w/prev post:
Wman tells RadarOnline she got 200 sex-explicit messgs fm Weiner viaFB. Weiner allegedly told her he had "ridiculous bulge" in shorts+ asked if she "wanna see" it. Breitbart says he has pics+emails fm wman who shared racy Internet interludes w/Weiner. 1 pic shows t-shirt clad Weiner w/cats, Subject line: "Me and the pussies."
Links: Post— http://nyp.st/k3dL3g; News— http://nydn.us/mtnRPk
Apparently, he's done this before -- and this time Rep. Anthony Weiner could get into some serious trouble for sending steamy texts and nude pics of himself to other women.
More to Weiner than his wiener (sorry). Monday Afternoon update.
"Twitter is becoming the new TV."
The key is balance, Dem consultant Roger Salazar said. "Do it in moderation, you're accessible. If you overdo it, you're a media whore. If you underdo it, you're ducking the press."
That means, Gil Duran said, that elected officials must remember one thing before hitting the "send" button: "Live by the tweet, die by the tweet."
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner's uncomfortable, unforgettable moment of un-"certitude" last week regarding a sexually suggestive photo tweeted to a 21-year-old female follower has only added to the mysteries about...
When Rep. Weiner keynoted the Congressional Correspondents Dinner in March, he began: "I will keep my remarks brief."
"Perhaps it was foreshadowing," notes Fox blogger Chad Pergram. [http://bit.ly/ilryEl]
Weiner brags of his Twitter prowess [5:40], adding, "I have a reputation of being… a master of the person-to-person interview … When people [say] they want more civility in politics… they're talking about me."
March 30, 2011 C-SPAN http://MOXNews.com
Weinergate Day 10 (June 6): The Morning Tabloids
Clueless in Washington:
"I don’t get news on my phone. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter. I want substance," Rep Barney Frank told the Atlantic.
Yes that is a generalization, but I would argue it is generally true. Presidential advisors Karen Hughes and Mark Penn demonstrated it in their keynote talk at BlogWorld last year. Congressman Weiner is learning about the true meaning of transparency right now. Former GOP Congressman Chris Lee learn
2 interesting reports from this morning's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
•Wanna be president? There's an app for that. Yes, you, too, can run for president — all you have to do is go online and announce your candidacy. http://bit.ly/kbM001
•Social media: full of perks, pitfalls for politicians. http://bit.ly/loCysD
Success of Scottish National Party tied to "cutting edge high-tech approach" in use in US, not in UK, incl SM + ustom "Nation Builder" program.
"It wasn't like a rock thrown into a pond and a big wave happens like you might have in the traditional press, a big story one day." New media ripples "hit the edges of the pond and started coming back in again, so it's like a big echo chamber."
(Start BBC audio at 06.16)
Beyond Westminster visits Scotland to find out how the SNP won the election.
Some politicians "get" social media, some don't. Here's a thumbs up and thumbs down list from The Daily (and, no, Anthony Weiner's not on the list). http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/06/02/060211-news-politics-twitter/
WEINERGATE: Final update before the weekend…http://nyp.st/iJvZxR
Israel has friends in social media.
Every anti-Israel post in US SM was trumped by an average of 3 pro-Israel posts, a Pew student found.
"55% supported Israel and opposed a return to 1967 lines, 19% supported an inception of a Palestinian state, 27% said they had no opinion on the matter.
"Some 60% of Facebook and Twitter users expressed their support of Israel, 20% sided with Palestinians and 20% were neutral."
News: Survey of hundreds of thousands of blogs, Facebook, Twitter posts after Obama's Mideast policy speech reveals growing support for Israel
There's an uproar in Britain over Fédération Internationale de Football Assoc President Sepp Blatter (is he worse that Col. Gaddafi? … is Twitterverse uprising "Global Soccer’s Arab Spring"?)
"Problem with Twitter is that, when a topic starts trending, it’s easy to lose all sense of perspective [and] an internecine dispute between sports administrators [is] elevated to the status of a major diplomatic incident."
Up went the cry on Twitter: ‘Let’s get #BlatterOut trending.’ And, hey presto, the Twittersphere was soon awash with Blatter-bashing tweets.
THIS MORNING'S WEINER
The tabloids' print editions continue to pump the congressman's Twitter scandal, altho he was bumped off the Daily News' cover by the Upper East Side rapist.
The News' inside Weiner lead is "He's Just Gonna Groin & Bear It!" [http://www.nydailynews.com/index.html], Inside the Post it's "Weiner Hung Out To Dry; Fellow Dems keeping hands off Anthony's expanding scandal" [http://www.nypost.com/]. And yes, there's lots more.
IOWA'S COMING: Presidential hopefuls are ratcheting up their SM strategies. "In 2008, Mitt Romney had 41,479 Facebook supporters. Thus far in 2011, [he] has 935,959" and a 99-cent app.
Meanwhile, we're reminded that SM isn't the only alt to traditional media. "The Daily Show and Colbert Report have increasingly become sources of info for voters." You think?!
Here's are a report from Iowa State student newspaper—
During the 2008 election, Barack Obama dominated new media by reaching supporters through his use of email, social-networking sites and texting. Now, Republican Mitt Romney has launched a new application for the iPhone and Android.
WEINERGATE: DAY 6 … The tabloids are having a ball.
THE VOTER EFFECT: "Obama changed politics forever" by effectively using social media. Now, SM is "a leveling agent" that extends beyond campaigns and into the politics of governance. A Website-anchored network — a movement — is working to organize this energy by increasing transparency and smoothing people's access to political data and officialdom.
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