Big Blogging Brother

Yes, it’s coming! Newspapers will want bloggers to “obey” the rules of the road. I finally read about this at the New York Times. Here’s the issue in a nutshell as I explained it to Congressman Dave Camp:

An issue is stirring among the blogosphere and Newspapers about intellectual property and plagiary. Newspapers are thinking about getting organized to bring standards that bloggers may need to comply with. There are MANY sides to this discussion.

Here is a hypothetical story:

John Doe has a simple website and wants people to read it. So, he sees an article at the Chicago Tribune website. It’s about the same topic his website fans are interested in. He copies and pastes article into his own website, so it looks like his work, but it’s not. He doesn’t see anything wrong with this and the Chicago Tribune may not be entirely angry.

Because Chicago Tribune readers read the paper newspaper at home, not so much online, JohnDoe.com’s copied article gets more Internet readers because he’s a popular guy among bloggers.

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Spineless, Brainless, and Feckless

..was their decision to cut advertising from Limbaugh. This is seen in stock values and avid attempts to return.

Businesses should take feedback—from CUSTOMERS. But these companies listened to the wrong crowd—failing to distinguish “business customers” from “cultural-ideological opponents”.

Instead of minding their own businesses, they let themselves get upset by routine media theatrics—which Rush has become callous to over the decades.

Credibility rule number one: Know when you are out of the league of your profession.

Rush Limbaugh and Larry King are experienced pioneers in “responsible” radio journalism. Carbonite is not and they shouldn’t have pretended to be—they should have stuck to backups. When Limbaugh was wrong, he admitted it. Carbonite should admit that they don’t know journalism—that would be “responsible” of them. Until then, I’m glad I chose Mozy.  · · · →

Moderates: The True Evil

Liberals get too much credit for destroying America. True, they claim to “liberate” the country from everything that made us who we are—including our culture with its historic toleration of foolishness. Liberals are merely a loud minority. But who gives them power? It isn’t the conscientious Conservatives. No, Liberals only have power because of spineless so-called “leaders”—more commonly known as “Moderates”. Since Liberal talk despises most Moderate Republicans, it’s fair to say that “Moderates” are everyone’s enemy. That’s what happens when you try to be everyone’s friend. Just ask George HW Bush.

Reportedly, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ: CARB) plummeted nearly 12% on Monday, after David Friend, CEO, Carbonite, issued a statement.

“Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

Since, Limbaugh has cleaned-up the public’s understanding about the supposed exodus of sponsors and advertising in general.  · · · →