From the daily archives: Thursday, October 15, 2009

I just got an email from the Stivers’ campaign asking for my help in expanding his “campaign’s reach into new media.” The email asks that “people join our Facebook group and our Twitter account.”

Obviously Steve and his online communications people have no clue how Twitter works. Hint: there are no accounts to join with Twitter. And yet they include a link to his twitter feed in their email – a feed which has exactly four whole tweets.

The first one was from July and the second from August and both are exactly what I would expect from a GOP […]

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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-15

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RT @ttagaris: RT @kombiz: There are really no words about how offensive this is: #

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So Keith Bardwell, a white justice of the peace in Louisiana, refused to marry a couple because the woman was white and her fiance was black.

According to Keith, he’s not a racist. Moreover, he has “piles and piles of black friends”. “Piles and piles”? Really?

Here’s the full quote, judge for yourself:

“I’m not a racist. I just don’t believe in mixing the races that way… I have piles and piles of black friends. They come to my home, I marry them, they use my bathroom. I treat them just like everyone else.”

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If you read today’s Rotunda Insider newsletter from Hannah News Service or the Dayton Daily News article it references, you’d get the feeling that Ohio Citizen Action just attacked Governor Strickland for spending too much time fundraising.

In fact, the report they just released deals exclusively with the fundraising and lawmaking activities of the legislature and Governor Strickland is never mentioned in it.

Which is weird, because Hannah decided to go with the headline “Group Criticizes Work of Strickland, General Assembly” even though the report never mentions Strickland.

And Hannah seems to have based this headline exclusively on […]

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