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Online campaign to "Stop Fake News"

BY Christian Crumlish | Sunday, March 13 2005

A quickie (I'm at SXSW and will be posting here about the activist technology track here): Stop Fake News, a petition site challenging the Bush administration habit of distributing pre-packaged news stories that aren't ... Read More

A Change. Not an End.

BY Chris Nolan | Sunday, March 13 2005

A few days ago, I got smacked around by the folks at Captains Quarters over a column I wrote in eWeek about blogging and the FEC. The story had a dumb headline that didn't really get at the point I was trying to make so ... Read More

Conference Quotes of Note

BY Kate Kaye | Sunday, March 13 2005

We reporter types are suckers for a good quote. The wordsmithing was abundant at last week’s Politics Online Conference. Here are some of my faves that I was able to capture in my notes, listed in semi-chronological ... Read More

Henry the Huckster? Blogads's Copeland Gnaws WashPost's Heel

BY Kate Kaye | Friday, March 11 2005

Wow. As a reporter covering the online ad space, I've followed Henry Copeland's Blogads project since its near-genesis. I've gotta say, I was a bit shocked (like being a bit pregnant?) by an implication he made while ... Read More

MoveOn Going Local

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005 has quietly decided to experiment with a new form of off-line organizing, its Washington director Tom Matzzie tells me, one that readers of Zephyr Teachout's PDF articles will find immediately familiar: to ... Read More

Instapundit, Powerbreaker

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

Glenn Reynolds says that Thomas's speech was "the most cogent argument for the elimination of the FEC" that he's ever heard. Sorry, Glenn, but I disagree about that--we can't go to a system where there are no limits on ... Read More

FEC "Pooper-Scooper" Arrives

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

FEC Chair Scott Thomas is speaking now at the IPDI conference lunch, and he's started out by saying how he's here as a "pooper-scooper" to pick up after the "load" of "FECal matter" (his pun) dropped by his esteemed ... Read More

Enter The $100 Candidate

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 11 2005

Phil Noble of PoliticsOnline just handed Joe Trippi $100 cash up on the plenary panel of the IPDI "Politics Online" conference, as instant affirmation of Joe's longstanding argument that someday soon a candidate for ... Read More

False alarm on FEC regulation of bloggers?

BY Christian Crumlish | Thursday, March 10 2005

Quoting from Senators reassure bloggers (CNET Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold reassured the Internet community that bloggers will not be regulated by federal campaign finance laws. The senators, who ... Read More