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    Thursday, January 25, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Thought Leadership

    Worst pharmaceutical commercial ever -- or at least in the past week? "Here's to guys who want to spend less time in the men's room, and more time fishing"

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    The secret wordsmith behind George W. Bush's deceptively brilliant speeches

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    CueCat.com

    Media Dallas

    While we're strolling down tech-debacle lane, did you know that the CueCat Web site still exists -- now only to spin the dead kitty as a "technology that came before its time"?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    IntelliScanner Mini -- the next-generation CueCat?

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    Romenesko

    Media Dallas

    If you were wondering, the answer is "yes" -- the CueCat will haunt Belo Corp. forever

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Social Media Fails

    Nurse, get these actresses some Photoshop -- stat!

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    Mitchum Man

    SEO Mistakes

    Mitchum asks, "Are you man enough?"

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    Pharma Marketing Blog

    Brand Equity

    Do Big Pharma's marketers engage in disease-mongering?

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    CNN

    Public Relations Agencies

    Wal-Mart wins CNN Money's Dumbest PR of the Year award - no, really?

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Ideas

    Angelina Jolie and son take a $700 shower in California. Couldn't that money have gone to Cambodia or Ethiopia?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    K-Fed continues to alienate and annoy in his new Super Bowl ad

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    Funny Town

    Good Ideas

    Amazing hand-art paintings

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    US Weekly

    Facebook Tips

    Are Anne Heche and her new Men in Trees costar having an affair?

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    AP

    Bad Ideas

    Tarleton State University students taking heat for MLK Day Party pics on Facebook - complete with fried chicken, malt liquor and packing Aunt Jemima

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    TMZ.com

    SEO Tips

    Dick Cheney calls Wolf Blitzer out of line for asking about his lesbian daughter

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    Yahoo! News

    Public Relations Ideas

    John Kerry says ciao to presidential race 2008 - presumably to work on sense of humor and, you know, legislate

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Hollywood and rock stars sporting the new Emo haircut.

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Tara Connor emerges from rehab and gets late night gig on Jay Leno. Lots of groveling expected.

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    CNET

    Marketing Campaigns

    Windows Vista stacks up bodies to promote software launch with human billboard

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    Perez Hilton

    Bad Ideas

    Ancient David Lee Roth to join ancient Van Halen on tour this summer

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    People Magazine

    Facebook Tips

    If Lindsay Lohan finally pulls it together in rehab, at least we'll still have Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

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    CNET

    Public Relations News

    Gaudy teeny bopper profile pages go Latino with upcoming Mexican MySpace launch

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    Assimilated Press

    Craven Demagogues

    President Bush to enter rehab

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    Collateral Damage

    Public Relations Ideas

    With enemies like these, who needs friends? Cheney says Hillary would do a lousy job as president.

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Grammy, Baby!

    "Humiliation Idol": How American Idol preys on the weak and vulnerable

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Ideas

    PR lessons from the State of the Union address

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    PharmaGossip

    Marketing Campaigns

    New U.K. anti-smoking campaign: "Get unhooked"

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    Get a First Life

    Social Disease Media

    "First Life" -- where you can fornicate with your own genitals

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    Media Orchard

    Social Media News

    Mark your calendar Monday for "A Conversation on Social Media Tools"

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Social Media News

    The marketing secrets of a roller derby queen

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Legalese

    Paris Hilton to take "Paris Exposed" Web site to court

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    HuffPo

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Advice for Isaiah -- "Washington needs one of two things: he either needs to work in an industry that isn't littered with faggots...try longshoreman...or he needs to keep his big trap shut"

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    Daily Mail

    Facebook Tips

    If young girls idolize borderline-anorexic celebrities, how come an increasing number of them are obese?

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    Duct Tape Marketing

    Social Media News

    LinkedIn: Pros and cons

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    Advertising Age

    Public Relations News

    Obsessed with random URL purchases? You're not alone

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    How to make newspapers more "visual"

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    Crooks and Liars

    Craven Demagogues

    Still wonder why Dick Cheney's approval rating hovers around 2 percent? Check out this interview with Wolf Blitzer

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    Wired

    Legalese

    Can the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" radio death be traced to lax FCC oversight?

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    Hollywood Reporter

    Legalese

    Fox takes a cue from RIAA, subpoenas YouTube for identity of user who uploaded Fox TV shows

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    Boing Boing

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Tag cloud for 2007 State of the Union address

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    AmericaBlog

    Idiot Pundits

    Glenn Beck is a faggot

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations Agencies

    Monster's PR crew should be looking for new jobs after this pitch

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    FrontBurner

    Media Dallas

    Oh crap -- another deep-linking fiasco in Dallas?

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    Fox News

    Bad Ideas

    Suggestive billboard at site of woman's killing causes uproar

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    U.S. News & World Report

    PowerPoint Sucks

    First tip for a great presentation: DROP THE POWERPOINT!

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    Break.com

    SEO Tips

    Fox 28's Melanie Morales: "I can't hear shit"

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    College Humor

    Freudian Nip Slips

    German MTV montage of celebrity nip slips (apparently, German MTV is NSFW)

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    Humping Frog

    SEO Tips

    Weathergal says a bad word

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    "Beauty and the Geek" nip slip; alert the FCC!

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    "Paris Exposed" preview video -- pure brilliance (and very NSFW)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Check out "Paris Exposed" -- would she have it any other way?

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    Digg

    Web Design Inspiration

    Forged press pass gets fan banned from Shea Stadium

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    Think Progress

    Idiot Pundits

    Would a terrorist please kidnap John Gibson? I'll give you his address

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    Wednesday, January 24, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Oscar, Baby!

    Top 10 racist Hollywood stereotypes

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    Gawker

    Web Design News

    Did Giuliani get a bit of work done in anticipation of his presidential run? You be the judge

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    ZeFrank

    Social Media News

    ZeFrank: How to enhance your memory with ginkoviagra

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    MarketWatch

    Bad Ideas

    Are Yahoo investors making a leap of faith?

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    Wired

    Brand Equity

    Geologists will use Google Earth to predict volcanic eruptions; keep an eye on Isiah Washington too

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    Wired

    Good Ideas

    If technology does not save fuel economy, driving less might help

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    Defamer

    Public Relations Disasters

    Dakota is better at her own public relations than Britney, Paris and Hohan combined

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    Media Orchard

    Social Disease Media

    Open letter to Jimmy Wales: your conflict-of-interest policy will lead to more corruption, not less

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Marketing Campaigns

    Will It Blend tests a titanium golf club; destruction in a blender is good fun

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    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Isaiah Washington checks himself into rehab - what a coward/loser.

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    Sun (UK), The

    Newsbabes

    Melissa Theuriau crowned Miss YouTube in a landslide

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    CBS News

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Microsoft in trouble again, offered to pay Wikipedia editor to correct 'mistakes'

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    CNET

    Good Ideas

    Job-a-Matic will advertise jobs to specific Web site content like AdSense

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    CNET

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Former HP exec says he was ordered to pay for Dell trade secrets

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    ABC News

    Attention Whores

    Video of Michele Bachmann practically sexually assaulting the president

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    Funny Town

    Social Media Fails

    Creating a planet in Photoshop

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    Chicago Tribune

    Oscar, Baby!

    "Dreamgirls" hype machine needs some spare parts

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    Media Orchard

    Overhype Alert

    Alexa traffic rankings are meaningless, if you needed more evidence

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    Break.com

    SEO Tips

    Nick Nolte's drunker than Danny DeVito and Paula Abdul for this Sundance interview; fortunately for him, he's only on audio

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    YouTube

    SEO Tips

    John McCain taking notes -- or falling asleep? -- during State of the Union address

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Yes! Tara Reid the HO is back! Watch this video at Sundance.

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    K-Fed pleads with Britney Spears to enter rehab

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    US Weekly

    Facebook Tips

    Chronic lying couple John Mayer and Jessica Simpson on tour together

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    US Weekly

    Bad Ideas

    Mandy Moore and DJ AM Take Their Romance Public. Are there really no other men to date in Hollywood than DJ AM, Wilmer Valderrama and Joel Madden? They get passed around a LOT.

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    TMZ.com

    Bad Ideas

    Has Rachael Ray been dissing her mentor Oprah?

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Beyonce loves her armpits

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    People Magazine

    Facebook Tips

    Dakota Fanning's controversial new film opens at Sundance

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Ideas

    Religious musical watchdogs 'out' pretty much every band out there with some of the worst gay-dar ever (do I smell libel in the air?)

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    Ice Tea's wife Coco and her signature pose - Coco Camel Toe

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    Gawker

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Gossip columnist Jared Paul Stern, accused of blackmail, gets off the hook

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    Advertising Age

    Content Marketing Mistakes

    Ad group makes creepy Chucky's Revenge video because nothing announces a new ad agency like blood and corpses

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    DallasNews.com

    Media Dallas

    Is it POSSIBLE that the Miami Heat's D-Wade exaggerates his injuries and illnesses for increased media attention?

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    CNN

    Social Disease Media

    Parakeet that golfs is more famous than you -- thanks to YouTube

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    CNN

    Web Design Tips

    Video shows how the Obama-madrassa swiftboating spread

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    CNN

    Web Design Tips

    CNN rips right-wing media (Fox News, Insight) over "Obama went to a madrassa" story

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Time trying to snag Maureen O'Dowd and Tom Friedman from the New York Times

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Sony denies Blu-ray porn ban

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    MSNBC

    Bad Web Design

    Miss America drops "scholarship pageant" -- now just an old fashioned ho-down

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Web Design

    Introducing Ho-bucks: "In baby-doll negligee and coordinated pink panties, Candice is dressed to work at a drive-through espresso stand. 'You want whipped cream?' she asks"

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    News Hounds

    Web Design Tips

    Fox News portrays Bush as a poor little guy who the mean Democrats are going to pounce on after his SOTU address

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    Think Progress

    Craven Demagogues

    Bush's SOTU speech -- annotated to include the actual facts

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    CNN

    Public Relations Ideas

    Obama and Hillary duel for TV time to take potshots at Bush's lame-ass speech

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    How Stuff Works

    Overhype Alert

    Are tobacco companies increasing the nicotine content in cigarettes?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Will iPhone kill the CrackBerry?

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    Engadget

    Public Relations News

    EU vs. iTunes

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    Digg

    SEO News

    Google temporarily lost Google.de because they failed to deny an automated transfer request

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    Wired

    Social Disease Media

    CIA using Facebook to recruit spooks; of course, if you sign up, they'll probably make you take down your page

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    Wall Street Journal

    Public Relations News

    Porn industry could decide the fate of Blu-ray and HD DVD

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    Sun (UK), The

    Employee Morale

    An investment banker has been humiliated after photos of her performing oral sex were emailed to her boss and colleagues

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    Morgan McLintic, PR dude for Linden Lab, says "Get a Second Life"

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    Talking Biz News

    SEO Services

    Showing how absolutely confused it is strategically (or, by alternate spin, how responsive it is to readers) Washington Post expands stock listings yet again

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    a shel of my former self

    Public Relations Agencies

    Edelman makes list of dumbest business moves of 2006

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    Tuesday, January 23, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Micro Persuasion

    Social Disease Media

    Steve Rubel says "strike the phrase 'social media' from the lexicon." Wait -- don't lexicons only come out on St. Patrick's Day anyway?

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    MSNBC

    Craven Demagogues

    McCain says opposing the war is the same as opposing the troops; guess we're not allowed to oppose the war then

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Ideas

    Parents everywhere hyperventilate as (childless) CA senator proposes outlawing spanking

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    CNET

    Overhype Alert

    Surf in style: Don't worry, the $24,000 mouse comes with a warranty

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    BusinessWeek

    Brand Equity

    The Gap needs a CEO, and a better clothing line

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    Romenesko

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Should journalists use 'black' as a noun?

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    Fast Company

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    8 vague, non-specific skills that separate performers from non-performers; my personal favorite: 'Shape the culture'--it's just that easy

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    Todd And

    SEO Mistakes

    What will the next iProduct look like? Personally, I prefer the iPottie

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    PowerPoint Sucks

    How to give a proper presentation

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    Media Orchard

    Social Disease Media

    What the hell is crayon doing these days? Ask Shel Holtz on Media Orchard Live tonight

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    Micro Persuasion

    Braindead Media

    Why broadcast journalists don't use RSS

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Craven Demagogues

    Israel's president to be charged with rape; Bush expected to begin State of the Union address by saying, "My fellow Americans, at least I haven't been charged with rape"

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Susannah Cahalan -- cub reporter who lied to get the Michael Devlin scoop for the New York Post -- is a college student who likes to write about sex toys and fake orgasms. Who doesn't?

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Web Design Tips

    Blondes get more newspaper ink than brunettes

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    Advertising Age

    Thought Leadership

    Proposed SuperBowl commercial uproar proves Kevin Federline to be a man even the fast food industry can hate

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Ideas

    YouTube now seen as crucial component of effective political campaigns

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    Eight PR trends to watch in 2007

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    PharmaGossip

    Content Marketing News

    Most awesomest trailer for a Big Pharma TV series ever?

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    New York Post

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Jared Leto, as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside, disrupts Sundance

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears' private bits nominated for a Razzie

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    styleikon.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Sienna Miller seeing Josh Hartnett

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Good Ideas

    Lindsay Lohan prevented from attending her movie premiere at Sundance

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    CNET

    Public Relations News

    MySpace sends Amber Alerts to US users - good idea, but will it stop 14-year-olds from idiotically meeting strange men they meet on the Internet?

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    TMZ.com

    Attention Whores

    Paris Hilton and Jenna Jameson to show virgins the ropes?

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    Perez Hilton

    Good Ideas

    Carmen Electra spoofs Lonelygirl15

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    Fox News

    Facebook Tips

    Isaiah Washington making weak attempts to get back in the public's good graces.

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Agencies

    Principled leaking or potential backstabbing smarminess? Chinese dissidents and technologists start Wikileaks - an intelligence agency of the people.

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Ideas

    Have a good unofficial spokesperson? Toronto police say 'muzzle him!'

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Facebook Tips

    Here they are - the Oscar nominations

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Heroes

    In death more than in life, Litvinenko continues to poison Kremlin public relations

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Web Design News

    Persian Iran tries to improve its image among Arabs

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Villains

    Is there anything those damn marketers DON'T know about us?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Legalese

    Keira Knightley sues U.K. newspaper over anorexia claims

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    Scientific American

    Overhype Alert

    Premium gas: only the price is premium

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    Boing Boing

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    From skinheads to hookers: the slang of 65 U.S. subcultures

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    Boing Boing

    Grammy, Baby!

    RIAA's luxurious CES 2007 booth

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    TechCrunch

    SEO News

    Oops: Google.de goes down because Google forgets to renew the domain

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    Wall Street Journal

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Web site uses tag cloud to track the history of presidential buzzwords

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    GoozNews

    Craven Demagogues

    Careful analysis of Bush's healthcare plan reveals -- surprise! -- it's designed to help the wealthy

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    AP

    Legalese

    Man fights for the right to mail dog poo to his Congresswoman

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    How Stuff Works

    Social Media News

    How brainwashing works

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    Monday, January 22, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    CityRag

    Facebook Tips

    Vince Vaughn is having orgies and you're not

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    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney Spears keeps up her appropriate and superior parenting skills by taking Sean Preston to a trashy lingerie store.

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    Wired

    Public Relations Disasters

    Killer radio contest: Here's the audio

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    Funny Town

    TV Snide

    25 best animated series of all time

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    News Hounds

    Web Design Tips

    Fox News "corrects" report that Barack Obama was schooled in a madrassa

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Mena Suvari gets Freudian on the beach (NSFW)

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Horizontal desk for Internet surfing; now bloggers don't even have to get out of bed

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    PR Newswire

    Public Relations Agencies

    Diddy parties with Torossian (sic) at Sundance

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Facebook Tips

    Sienna Miller: "I'm not comfortable with gratuitous nudity, although I have done an awful lot of it in my career"

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    TMZ.com

    Freudian Nip Slips

    Hollywood's biggest boobs -- along with their breasts

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    TV Snide

    WWE to hire more bikini models in bid to boost ratings

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    Romenesko

    Social Disease Media

    Caterina Fake on the "sunset of the Web"

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    New York Post

    Braindead Media

    Here's the interview with "kidnap creep" Michael Devlin, by "lying reporter" Susannah Cahalan

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Bad Ideas

    Reporter thrown out of car auction after criticizing the event

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    Romenesko

    Braindead Media

    Is it time for White House reporters to stop hobnobbing with politicos?

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    Hee Haw Marketing

    Employee Morale

    After pictures of a wrecked Dallas Kohl's surfaced online, the employees of the store reacted by starting their own blog in response. In it, they blame the management and the customers, or "pigs" are they are called in the blog.

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Content Marketing Strategy

    More ethics fun from the New York Post; editor collects $$$ for speaking engagement, hangs up on reporter who calls to ask him about it

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    MSNBC

    Content Marketing Strategy

    New York Post reporter Susannah Cahalan lands first interview with pervert kidnapper by telling jailers she is his "friend"

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    Dallas Observer

    Media Dallas

    Bill Parcells' official resignation statement released by the Dallas Cowboys; fails to mention that he sucked

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    Washington Post

    Legalese

    Pfizer sued over ads that depict Viagra as a party drug

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    TMZ.com

    Bad Ideas

    No she didn't! Rosie O'Donnell criticizes Oprah on her blog.

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    PR Week

    Social Disease Media

    "The much-lauded intersection between consumer-generated content and marketing pros has not been terribly exciting"

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    This has got to be some sort of joke. Britney Spears named 2nd most elegant woman in Britain's Hello Magazine. Have they seen her lately? Maybe elegant has a different meaning there?

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Market Intelligence

    MiresBall "State of the Brand" survey

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    PRSA

    Public Relations Agencies

    PR firms to work together with State Department on public diplomacy; I wasn't invited, but if I might offer a suggestion: "Stop invading other countries"

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    Perez Hilton

    Attention Whores

    I guess Jared Leto felt like his looks were a burden, so he turned into this. What a poser.

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    Lame-Ass Edelman Social Media Press Release

    Market Intelligence

    Business more trusted than media and government in every region of the globe, according to new Edelman survey

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    CNET

    Brand Equity

    EPA wants to use Google Earth, other mapping systems to find toxic wastelands; let me know if you see Osama too

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    CNN

    SEO Services

    Bad omen of the day: AOL announces its Second Life presence

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    BusinessWeek

    Social Media News

    Which is better: Commercial space or working at home?

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Bad Web Design

    Sex doesn't always sell, especially if the girls aren't pretty

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    Perez Hilton

    Facebook Tips

    Angelina Jolie: Reshaping her image, from whore to saint and back again

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Public Relations News

    Do copyright issues make the Zune completely useless?

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    CNN

    Public Relations Ideas

    When Fortune 500 CEOs are more proactive than the White House on climate change, you KNOW the president sucks. Kudos to the CEOs, though

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    Thicket Wire

    Braindead Media

    NY Times Art Buchwald gives his own obituary in video; 'Hi. I'm Art Buchwald, and I just died.'

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    TV Snide

    Chinese TV officials fired after porn video accidentally shown on air

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    Adrants

    Twitter Tips

    Maybe now they'll listen: PETA has female rep strip for State of the Union (NSFW)

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    MediaPost

    Public Relations Disasters

    Toyota recalls 533,000 vehicles for steering column problems; is its reputation for quality really 'bulletproof'?

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    Gawker

    Employee Morale

    Sheraton employee fired for keeping a daily journal of her time-wasting techniques

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    YouTube

    Web Design Inspiration

    In honor of the Chicago Bears returning to the Super Bowl, here's the Super Bowl Shuffle from 1985

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    ABC News

    Legalese

    In more freedom of speech news, Qantas refuses to let passenger on plan wearing T-shirt depicting Bush as a terrorist

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    AP

    Craven Demagogues

    Elderly man who wrote letter to editor suggesting Bush, rather than Saddam, should have been hanged gets a friendly visit from the Secret Service

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    Digg

    Public Relations News

    Hi-def may not be so great for porn after all; zits and razor burn a bigger turnoff than ever

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    Forbes

    Public Relations Disasters

    Hara-kiri anyone? Japanese cake-maker Fujiya found to put old milk, other crap in its products

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    How Stuff Works

    Social Disease Media

    How Digg works

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    Regret the Error

    SEO News

    Someone needs to do a consumer investigation of Consumer Reports

    0

    News Hounds

    Craven Demagogues

    O'Reilly proves it's not necessary to know the facts to have an opinion on the Hornbeck case

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    Sunday, January 21, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    PR 2.0

    Public Relations Agencies

    Thank You for Bringing Attention to the Need for Change

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    Common Sense PR

    Public Relations Agencies

    Journalist reports on history of PR, and fails to condemn flacks as liars and demons.

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    Cancer News Network

    Brand Equity

    "Tobacco Pandemic": How low will Big Tobacco stoop to get you hooked?

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    Saturday, January 20, 2007 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    PR 2.0

    Social Media News

    Enough Already: Getting the Social Media Release All Wrong

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    Black Star Rising

    Public Relations Ideas

    Reuters focuses on damage control amid devastation in the Middle East

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Hall of fame celebrity trainwrecks

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    US Weekly

    Attention Whores

    Words of wisdom from Dina Lohan

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    New York Daily News

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    O.J. offers Fred Goldman a "percentage" of his income if Goldman will stop bothering him about that little incident a while back; it's been so long, I'm sure we've all forgotten about it

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    Perez Hilton

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Dear Britney Spears: Some styling tips

    0

    Guardian

    Web Design News

    Animal conservationists launch PR campaign to improve the image of sharks

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    People Magazine

    Content Marketing News

    Alec Baldwin to try online dating?

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    New York Times

    Heroes

    Art Buchwald video obituary

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    Daily Slacker

    Villains

    Audio from the "Hold your Wee for a Wii" contest broadcast; these DJs are truly morons

    0

    Spocko's Brain

    Legalese

    Spocko discusses how Disney's lawyers went after his First Amendment rights

    0

    Holmes Report

    Public Relations Agencies

    PR "meatpuppets" give the industry a bad (worse?) name

    0

    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Overhype Alert

    Why scientists think we're nearing the end of the world

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    PR Web

    Bad Web Design

    Press release: "Your company can be part of the Bikini Image Awards"

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    Thicket Wire (Yellow)

    Overhype Alert

    The wiki.com domain: worth $2.86 million? Some people think so

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    Thicket Wire (Green)

    Public Relations Ideas

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    New sitcoms like "God, Inc." available only online

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    O'Reilly claims victory in dueling interviews with Colbert

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    Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy have a dumb-off over global warming. Guess what? It's a tie

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    Family sues radio station in Wii-Wii contest death

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    Anderson Cooper signs new CNN deal worth $4 million per year; of course, that's chump change for the great-great-great-grandson of robber baron Cornelius Vanderbilt

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    Slideshow of recent celebrity meltdowns

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    Seven tips for conducting a radio or podcast interview

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    How camera phones are changing our lives and the media; More nip-slips, more fight videos and more celeb shots

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    Timbaland and DJ Drama both in trouble for copyright theft; since when did 'borrowing' become stealing?

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    'Papa Bear' visits the Colbert Report (video)

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    Like the fictional Tony Romo/Jessica Simpson romance, the fictional Tony Romo/Carrie Underwood romance was apparently just for publicity. Tony, if you're gonna get used for Hollywood Spin, you should at least get laid out of it

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    Now White House reporters lie just as much as White House staffers do

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    Colombia ranked '2nd happiest place on earth' - must be the drug ring busts and kidnappings for sure

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    Bush chooses to stop publication of government reports that he doesn't agree with

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    How many times is this guy going to apologize? Isaiah Washington's second attempt at making amends for his ***got remark.

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    TMZ.com

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    Wow, John Mayer has a lot of time on his hands - to write scenes for Grey's Anatomy?

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    Britney Spears checking herself out in Us Weekly

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    Lindsay Lohan's enabler mom says everything is outstanding

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    "Bloody Paki" Shilpa Shetty kisses and makes up with racist Celebrity Big Brother housemates; India decides not to drop the bomb on the U.K. after all

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    John McCain rides the Straight Talk Express all the way to Bullshit Depot

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    Report: Rosie leaving The View soon

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    O'Reilly vs. Colbert: the blow-by-blow

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    Rich Little says he's been told not to "knock" President Bush at the White House Correspondents Dinner; says he won't even say the word "Iraq"

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    Here's some journalism to be proud of: What a woman's pubic hair grooming habits say about her personality

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    Reporters discover that getting tasered hurts

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    Mayor Bloomberg launching stealth photoblogging service?

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    Condoleezza's public pronouncements prove she's a student of history -- an F-student

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    Colbert interviewed by O'Reilly

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    What's the worth of journalist blogging anyway?

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    White House stupidly refuses to let photographers shoot during Bush speeches, making media post low-quality video captures

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