Not Your Personal Army: How Unite Blue Ignited A War With Anonymous And Then Tried To Blame Their Critics

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The Anonymous hacktivist collective likes to say they are Not Your Personal Army (NYPA), meaning they do not care about your petty dramas and issues and will not respond to attempted incitement. Politically, Anons tend to fall into the libertarian-progressive space on issues such as internet freedom and equality, but Anons’ causes are mostly not […]

(CORRECTION) @UniteBlue Did Not Receive a Stolen Twitter Account

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Mar 4 – CORRECTION: In attempting to prove his ownership of the @ConnectTheLeft Twitter account, Simon @SimonSayeth published the incorrect email from Twitter. Below is a bumped, amended slideshow presenting his newly-recovered, correct proof of ownership for @ConnectTheLeft. Simon is therefore not a Twitter thief, he is merely a cybersquatter. Further analysis below: As I […]

Naked Astroturf on Twitter (UPDATE: “Tea Party For Mitt” Bot Still Tweeting)

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This week, a hashtag meant to embarrass liberalism wound up inadvertently revealing that Twitter tea party activism is mostly just technology. Below is a Chirpstory showing that many of the participating accounts were merely sock puppets mechanically retweeting the same lines. If you thought a mindless horde of hivemind zombies was tweeting #tcot, take comfort […]

BREAKING: Romney’s Social Media Director Involved With Collapsing National Bloggers Club

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Last Friday, Alex Brant-Zawadzki blogged that Bill Murphy (right), the Social Media Director for the Romney campaign, is an associate of Ali Akbar, disgraced President of the National Bloggers Club. Today he reports that Murphy was actually the Director of the NBC: In a March 16 interview on an internet radio show, Murphy was listed […]

Colonel Mustard Pets a Troll

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Like the President, William A. Jacobson, Esq. (pictured) has been the Senior Editor of a Harvard legal publication, the International Law Journal. From 1984 to 2007 he maintained a successful private practice dealing with “investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry,” according to his bio at Cornell, where he is now Clinical Professor […]

Rush Limbaugh Wouldn’t Recognize Real Activism if it Smacked Him in the Head with an “Occupy” Sign

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When porcine hate-radio host Rush Limbaugh finished calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” for nine hours, he discovered that two hundred thousand Americans were already using social media to separate him from his sponsors. It caused something of a panic at Excellence In Broadcasting, Limbaugh’s Orwellian-named radio shop, and has since snowballed into a near-death experience […]

Movement Failures and the Debt Ceiling Crisis

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So far, Common Cause is the only liberal organization that has brought the power of civil disobedience to bear on the 112th Congress in this time of manufactured debt limit crisis. Eleven clergy were arrested in a demo under the Rotunda yesterday; at a minimum, there ought to have been eleven thousand progressives on the […]

American Seniors Association Update

Remember that barely-disguised Republican Party front group that managed to grab some network airtime during the health care debate last year? Befitting the zeitgeist of monetized revolution, the American Seniors Association has transitioned to a fully for-profit organization: The American Seniors Association is a conservative oriented membership organization that offers discounted products and services to […]

Astroturfing

Guess who invented the tea party astroturf formula? Karoli quote: Abramoff and Scanlon created a turnkey PR grassroots/grasstops formula they could apply to any situation where they sought to influence the outcome. It could be an election such as the one where they targeted Robert Torricelli, committee hearings like the ones they sought to stop […]

Calling Out The Tea Party

Eugene Robinson: As those of you who read this morning’s column already know, I think the state’s draconian new immigration law, which mandates racial profiling, is an abomination. I wish some of the Tea Party folks would join me in condemning this outrageous big-government infringement of individual rights, but maybe they believe the rights of […]