Category Archives: Social Media

Whedon factor: Why I call Twitter the cesspool of social media

Imagine this. A Tinseltown star born with a silver pedigree enjoys a charmed life doing what he loves—directing and writing films. He’s fortunate—you’d think he’d spread sunshine wherever he goes. Instead, he appears bent on spreading negativity and hatred towards … Continue reading

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Was McDonald’s ensnared by rogue tweet?

Fast food chain McDonald’s appears to have been ensnared in a rogue Tweet aimed at President Donald Trump. In addition to calling Trump “a disgusting excuse of a President [sic],” the person who posted the pinned Tweet jumped into the … Continue reading

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Milo drives attention for Maher as journo who sparked nun cancellation withdraws

If ever a human being was the poster child for provocateur, that would be Milo Yiannopoulos. Known simply as Milo to both his supporters and detractors, he is the sort of person who, when given a stage, is impossible to … Continue reading

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Amid threats and ‘Berzerkeley’ riots, Clinton labor man Reich touts conspiracy theory

Americans are keenly aware the left side of the aisle currently, in part because of fake news, finds something to go berserk about. Literally berserk, as the riots at Berkeley (called ‘Berzerkeley’ in my youth) indicated. Talking to CNN, a … Continue reading

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Media fail from MLK bust to TPP: Time for an opposition fact checker

Sites purporting to serve as fact checkers on media have emerged over the years, and some are more honest than others. I have my opinions, but in the interest of fairness, I’ll just say don’t rely on one fact checker. … Continue reading

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Facebook targeted by anti free speech activists in Germany

Germany, like countless other countries, pays lip service to the ideal of free expression while applying laws to achieve the opposite of that ideal. Now Facebook is being targeted by activists in Germany who are against free speech as Americans … Continue reading

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Punished for voting stance, blogger aims fundraiser at Democrats

A blogger has created a fundraiser page at the popular GoFundMe website. Titled ‘Will Dems Lead by Example?’,  the quirky page provides an opportunity for US Democrats whose party has moved to the extreme left to practice what they preach. … Continue reading

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