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Head On Radio Network’s Bob Kincaid Talks to BuzzFlash About What Air America’s Failure Can Teach Us About Progressive Success. BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW by Meg White With the demise of liberal talk radio station Air America last month, liberals lost their voice in commercial radio. But is that really such a huge loss? Bob Kincaid, a [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Like most writers, I was suspicious of Twitter at first. Always wary of mandated brevity, expression in 140 characters or less struck me as an exercise in ridiculousness. I soon found that Twitter had very little to do with the 140-character news peg the media trumpeted about it in [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Football and advertising fans alike will convene in front of television sets around the world to take in the “big game” as well as the festival of consumerism emanating from Miami Feb. 7. Along with the glorious testosterone-fueled competition and the advertising, will viewers also be subject to right-wing [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s 2010. Do you know which corporate pocket your representative is in? There is no better analogy for the outsize influence of corporations upon government than the behavior of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce of late. The “world’s largest business federation” has transformed itself into a lobbying machine for [...]

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BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW by Meg White The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that Americans are exposed to 3,000 advertising messages a day. No one wants to believe that those messages have an effect on them, as we’re much too savvy for that. Such assertions are part of the reason ads work so well, and also the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Their grub may be “finger-lickin’ good,” but will Kentucky Fried Chicken’s secret recipe make a dent in the financial woes of struggling American cities? The restaurant chain announced a new advertising strategy this week seeking to take advantage of budget shortfalls in several municipalities across the nation. KFC — [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White It’s no secret that this has been a tough year for the news biz, particularly for progressive media. While we hear a lot about newspapers disappearing, there’s an undercurrent of despair heard in the appeals of progressive news sites. Anyone who gets e-mail updates from BuzzFlash or any number [...]

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Editor’s note: Blog Action Day is a moment when bloggers from all across the world and belief spectrum come together to bring attention to a specific issue. This year, that issue is climate change. At BuzzFlash, we have two special pieces for you today. You’re looking at one of them, and you can read the [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White It sounds like an early Halloween prank. After customer complaints of “scary” ads at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Republican Party Convention goers will be treated to the usual idyllic lake scenes from the local tourism board, Explore Minnesota, and similarly non-offensive advertising. So what is so frightening? [...]