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How Debra Medina supporters can strike back effectively - 02/13/10

Debra Medina is a tea parties/Ron Paul-style candidate for governor of Texas. I'm not a Medina supporter [1]. At the same time, some of those attacking and smearing her are even worse, and in general I tend to prefer an open dialogue about issues rather than attempts to quash debate.

Huffington Post, AP mislead about Sarah Palin book; opponents not effective (pipeline deal) - 11/18/09

The Huffington Post and the Associated Press are reviving a smear both perpetrated against Sarah Palin about a year ago. At the same time, most of Palin's defenders aren't taking effective steps to counter-act what HuffPost and the AP are doing.

Where's WillDo: can you spot the errors in RealClearPolitics' post? - 07/14/09

A writer at the Huffington Post offers 'Steele: I'll Woo Blacks To GOP With "Fried Chicken And Potato Salad"' (link). As mostly convincingly explained here, the post is misleading about what Michael Steele said.

Sarah Palin resigning as Alaskan governor; what supporters can do - 07/03/09

Earlier today, Sarah Palin made the shocking announcement that she will be resigning as governor of Alaska (link). Unlike probably everyone else, I'm not going to bother speculating on her reasons, but instead on what her supporters can do.

Why this is no longer a blog, Part 439923B - 06/02/09

How stupid are the blogs? This stupid. There aren't even 3500 hits for his name without quotes (and just 1600 hits for his name with quotes). In other words, he's more or less a sitting duck for anyone who wanted to send a message to those who'd be looking for, say, examples of his work.

WorldNetDaily, Newsbusters criticize Wikipedia while helping it - 03/08/09

WorldNetDaily informs us that "Wikipedia scrubs Obama eligibility/Mention of citizenship issues deleted in minutes, 'offending' users banned" (wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=91114). They're right about that, but at the same time as criticizing Wikipedia they also help that site by linking to it. The best way to deal with WP is to stop linking to it and encourage others to do the same. If WP loses enough links their entries might fall in the search results. By linking to them directly, WND is giving them a little "search engine juice", helping WP (to a small extent) maintain their...

Citizen journalists: how to increase the effectiveness of your criticism - 01/25/09

This post will look at three rightwing blog postings and describe how they could have been more effective. I keep seeing people make these same mistakes and - to be frank - to a certain extent I don't want them to do things the better way since that's more competition for me. On the other hand, another mistake they and similar people make is to not read this site, so it all evens out.