The “Liberal Media Elite?”

So someone named Heather posted a survey of WordPress bloggers’ presidential picks last week and the results were unsurprising. But it got me thinking about all of the “liberal media elite” comments that Palin made during the election. It’s obvious, even by Heather’s survey alone, that the liberal media is in no way “elite.” In fact, the media is dominated by average Joe’s without an agenda other than to express their opinions.

One of reason’s Obama won was because he was (and still is) able to embrace user-generated media rather than just traditional media outlets. In fact, McCain and Palin’s appearances in traditional media (namely TV) backfired, and were used by bloggers and social media-users in support of Obama. Videos of the Republican pair’s appearance on SNL spread like wildfire in blogs and on Facebook. But this was only to the detriment of their campaign. Albeit, some conservative blogs, like Jonathan Martin’s Politico blog, saw it is positive for the GOP, but honestly the stint was just another chance for Palin and McCain to make fools of themselves.

Yes, I understand that there are conservative bloggers out there, but let’s face the facts: liberals tend to be more tech savvy and supportive of change and democracy – and that’s what social media represents.

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Published in: on November 13, 2008 at 12:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Yes, Sensei

So I met with Todd Defren from SHIFT Communications today at his office in Brighton. Basically, I wanted to get his advice on re-entering the PR industry after my stint in accounting.

I’ve been following Todd’s blog, PR Squared, for the past couple of years, and he is really on the forefront of the changing PR industry. He unknowingly helped inspire me to get back into PR. I was honored to get onto his busy schedule.

He imparted me with some valuable advice: get your name and face out there, and brown-nose. With such a competitive industry, you really have to make yourself stand out in a noisy crowd.

So with Todd’s advice in mind, I will be sure to keep my blog updated (hopefully with legit content), Twitter more, and get my name out there as much as possible.

Todd, if you’re reading, thanks again!

Published in: on November 12, 2008 at 5:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

I’m not so good…

Ok, so maybe I’m not as good at this blogging thing as I thought I would be…I promise, I’m going to start updating this more.

First off, thanks for the birthday wishes!

Secondly, the election is finally over and I couldn’t be happier, at least with the Presidential pick. I am really disappointed in the people of California though. And that includes the politicians that made Proposition 8 a ballot question in the first place. I agree with the ACLU in that something as important as equality and rights should not have been left up to a simple ballot initiative and popular vote. This is an issue that will obviously not die anytime soon.

The Mormon church, which helped lead the fight for Proposition 8 claims that the ban “is not against any group in our society. Its sole focus is on preserving God’s plan for people living upon this earth throughout time.” Well I think Melissa Etheridge has a very appropriate response: if I don’t get equal rights, then that means I’m not a full citizen, and that in turns means that I don’t have to pay taxes. “Gay people are born everyday. You will never legislate that away.” Couldn’t have said it better myself, Melissa!

Published in: on November 7, 2008 at 9:57 am  Leave a Comment  

White-Out

My correction tape makes a clicking noise when I use it…thus advertising to everyone that I have made a mistake. Damn.

Published in: on September 2, 2008 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Other things that I’ve decided that I take for granted:

Q-tips

Bathroom garbage cans

Springy mattresses and feather pillows

Barefeet

Breakfast cereals

Milk in a plastic jug

Published in: on August 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm  Leave a Comment