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    Thursday, November 23, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    SF Gate

    Public Relations Ideas

    Eat up, you selfish trenchermen

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    TurkeyWire

    Thought Leadership

    After this commercial, I'll never eat turkey again

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    TurkeyWire

    Public Relations Ideas

    Chick mag Marie Claire is actually an Islamofascist rag. Who knew?

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    TurkeyWire

    Market Intelligence

    Thanksgiving urban legends

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    TurkeyWire

    Social Media News

    How to be thankful

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    TurkeyWire

    Blatant Propaganda

    Happy Thanksgiving from Ronn Torossian. (Note the post, then the time stamp of the post, then the time stamp of the screen cap in the bottom right corner of the page)

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    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    iFilm

    Public Relations Disasters

    Kramer in blackface -- you knew something like this would eventually turn up

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    iFilm

    TV Snide

    Rosie O'Donnell calls Kelly Ripa homophobic for dissing Clay Aiken

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    The Superficial

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Lindsay Lohan's "self-written statement" on the death of Robert Altman; and USA Today had to run a whole sidebar on this??

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    Make the Logo Bigger

    Bad Ideas

    Kids and caps – an American tradition.

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    Media Matters

    Public Relations Ideas

    Right-wing hobag radio host apparently wants to shoot Nancy Pelosi after "putting a bullseye" on her

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    IGN.com

    Newsbabes

    Videogame babe of the day: Helena

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    Boston Globe

    Bad Web Design

    Sexy ad with scantily clad babe in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly causes controversy. That's right -- Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney "inconsolable" after her ex is dissed at the American Music Awards

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    Maxim Online

    Oscar, Baby!

    Leave it to Maxim to provide this list of the top 9 movies featuring "man juice" -- that's right, baby batter

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    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations Ideas

    Rangel's draft gambit has chickenhawk conservatives in a tizzy

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    L.A. Times

    Facebook Tips

    All the nitty gritty: O.J. project was source of "heated internal debate" at Fox

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    Mother Jones

    Oscar, Baby!

    Interview with Linklater about Fast Food Nation; Big Mac is murder!

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    MSNBC

    Facebook Tips

    O.J. says the book wasn't a confession; that it only explains how someone named "Charlie" might have committed the murders -- would Charlie please murder O.J. now?

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    Thicket Wire

    Legalese

    US Weekly wrong about Britney sex tape; but judge dismisses libel suit because Brit has "put her modern sexuality squarely, and profitably, before the public eye" -- she's a ho with or without a sex tape

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    Gawker

    Facebook Tips

    O.J.'s lawyers says O.J. to "break his silence"; we'd prefer a broken neck

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    Valleywag

    SEO Mistakes

    uShip takes on The Office in this buzz-creating viral

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    TechCrunch

    Social Disease Media

    Forget Freddy vs. Jason -- it's Nick Denton vs. Jason Calacanis

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    Israel Insider

    Blatant Propaganda

    Are babes in bikinis the proper branding for Israel's tourist trade?

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    Reuters

    SEO Services

    Slovak journalist finds defending freedom of speech a "ruinous experience"

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    SFGate.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Analysis of the O.J. fiasco: "an empty man on an empty stage, desperate for attention"

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    YouTube

    Facebook Tips

    Video of Kelly Ripa ripping Clay Aiken a new one

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Will new politics Web site really be "better than the New York Times and the Washington Post"?

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Mattel's Polly Pocket recalled just in time for Xmas; something about kids swallowing magnets

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    Thicket Wire

    Web Design Inspiration

    Contrary to published reports, Heidi Fleiss is NOT hiring Mike Tyson to work as a male prostitute; Ted Garvin relieved

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    Wall Street Journal

    Good Ideas

    Choosing who can see what on your blog

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    Wired

    Social Disease Media

    Why YouTube is worth $1 billion

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    NY Daily News

    Facebook Tips

    Heather Mills McCartney: "I would rather someone come up and chop off all my limbs than go through what I went through"

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    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Thicket Wire

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    U.S. bureaucrats erase hunger -- the word "hunger", that is

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    Think Progress

    Public Relations Disasters

    O.J.'s former sister-in-law says she was offered "hush money" by News Corp. to not complain about O.J. book and special

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    YouTube

    Newsbabes

    Five minutes of bliss: Melissa Theuriau video

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    Collateral Damage

    SEO Services

    Fox reports Romney to announce prez run. Or at least how he would have run if he did. Retraction imminent.

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    Beyond Madison Avenue

    Thought Leadership

    Haggar gets sadistic, homoerotic

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    Romenesko

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    No more "10-4"; more cops instructed to use plain language on police radio

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    Perez Hilton

    Public Relations Disasters

    Kramer's "history of hatred" -- it's getting ugly, folks

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    YouTube

    Social Disease Media

    An interview with the creators of lonelygirl15

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    YouTube

    Public Relations Disasters

    Michael Richards defends himself on Letterman; the audience thinks he's kidding -- not the best choice of venue, Kramer

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    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations Disasters

    Publicist calls Michael Richards rant a "career ruiner"; maybe he could interview O.J. for a comeback

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    SlashDot

    Legalese

    Hey bloggers, the California Supreme Court has ruled that "websites which publish libelous text written by third parties cannot be sued for libel" -- so libel away, dudes!

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    Thicket Wire

    Braindead Media

    Nancy Grace sued by estate of woman who killed herself after being interrogated by that crazy woman

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    PopSugar

    Facebook Tips

    Twiggy rips skinny girls in Hollywood -- now that she's not a skinny girl

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    Disinformation

    Web Design News

    Polygamists fight to make the practice legal; guys think polygamy should be legal, but only if the chicks are hot

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    Thicket Wire

    Social Media News

    MySpace growth chart -- perfect for your presentations on social media

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    Romenesko

    Public Relations Disasters

    Roundup of reaction to Murdoch's pulling of O.J. special and book

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    Fox News

    TV Snide

    Kelly Ripa puts pseudo-celebrity Clay Aiken in his place.

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    Thicket Wire

    Facebook Tips

    TomKat have 3-minute wedding kiss - reminds me of the sickening exchange between Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie.

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    Monday, November 20, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    Think Progress

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Fox News covered the O.J. story more than all other cable news channels combined

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    Defamer

    Public Relations Disasters

    Jerry Seinfeld calls Kramer's racist meltdown a "horrible, horrible mistake"

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    Fox News

    Public Relations Disasters

    News Flash: News Corp. cancels O.J. book and TV special

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    TMZ.com

    Celebrity Trainwrecks

    Britney + Paris = No Pants

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    TMZ.com

    Public Relations Disasters

    Seinfeld's Kramer goes on racist tirade against black hecklers; don't call it a comeback

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    eDrugSearch Blog

    Public Relations Ideas

    Conservatives think Wal-Mart will solve the prescription drug crisis; don't believe the hype

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    Romenesko

    Public Relations Ideas

    Fox News to produce right-leaning version of the Daily Show; I always DID think Adolf Hitler was hysterical

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    iFilm

    Freudian Nip Slips

    For historical purposes: the infamous Tara Reid nip slip revealing the worst boob job ever

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    Disinformation

    Public Relations Ideas

    New flick "Iraq in Fragments" shows exactly what a mess we've gotten ourselves into

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    BBC

    Mumbo-Jumbo

    Are young men who have sex with girls under 16 really "pedophiles"?

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Rethinking newspapers: how they should incorporate Web 2.0

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    Collateral Damage

    Bad Ideas

    When dragon sausages are outlawed, only outlaws will eat dragon sausage … what?

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    Daily 'Dog

    Social Media News

    Survey: No one is reading your e-mails

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    Daily 'Dog

    Facebook Tips

    Mel Gibson launches PR push targeting Latinos and Native Americans; or as Mel calls them, Wetbacks and Injuns

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    YouTube

    Public Relations Disasters

    Video of UCLA student being tazed by police; someone always has a video camera at the right place and time

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    Thicket Wire

    Oscar, Baby!

    Watch "An Inconvenient Truth" in its entirety at this link

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    Sunday, November 19, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    GamePolitics.com

    Public Relations News

    Bill O'Reilly slaps PS3 as the "opium" of the geek masses

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    Disinformation

    Blatant Propaganda

    Tobacco companies are forcing animals to inhale cigarette smoke in experiments to determine ... that animals shouldn't smoke either?

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    Thicket Wire

    Legalese

    Here's a catalogue of the evidence in the O.J. murder case, if you want a reminder of what a scumbag this guy is

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    Thicket Wire

    Facebook Tips

    "Name the Britney Sex Video" contest ends today

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    Cult News

    Facebook Tips

    Does Scientology "beard" rumored-to-be-gay celebrities like John Travolta?

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    iFilm

    Public Relations Ideas

    What if Fox News had a laugh track? Watch this video

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    Think Progress

    Craven Demagogues

    More flip-flop from John McCain; now he's for immediate reversal of Roe v. Wade

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    Duncan Wilson

    Good Ideas

    Wallpaper made out of post-it notes

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    YouTube

    Facebook Tips

    Fred Goldman talks about "that piece of garbage" O.J.'s TV special

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    CNET News

    Public Relations News

    NYC's Wii launch: Times Square taken over by nerds

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    Toronto Star

    Legalese

    If O.J. slips up on his TV special, could he wind up in jail? Possibly -- here's how

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    Strive Notes

    Write Good

    Top 10 words to get attention

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    BBC

    Social Disease Media

    'Web-rage' man gets prison term

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    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Why beer-guzzling jackasses take ballet classes

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    NY Daily News

    Newsbabes

    Magazine pic of Elizabeth Vargas breast-feeding is a fake; pic of Charlie Gibson's breasts is real, however

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    Miami Herald

    Facebook Tips

    In the rumors-we-wish-were-true dept: Beyonce and Eva Longoria not to star as lesbian lovers in new flick

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    Saturday, November 18, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    The Age

    Facebook Tips

    Tom Cruise isn't a Scientologist -- he's a Catholitologist

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    TMZ.com

    Facebook Tips

    Ashley Judd: It's OK to be naked in Marie Claire, but not in "gross" FHM

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    Think Progress

    Public Relations Ideas

    After attacking Fox's O.J. special, Bill O'Reilly says Fox News has "nothing to do" with Fox Broadcasting -- except for having the same chairman, same owner, and a content-sharing arrangement

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    Thicket Wire

    SEO Services

    Weatherman who kept job despite heroin addiction has been fired for nude pic posted on MySpace

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    Romenesko

    Public Relations Disasters

    Salesforce.com CEO calls cops, private eye on WSJ reporter ... nice media relations

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    Eat the Press

    SEO Services

    Is Fox News flatlining? CNN beats FNC in election ratings

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    iFilm

    Newsbabes

    Who knew Larry King could be sooooo sexy?

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    A Nepalese dude

    Public Relations News

    A short (and warped) history of Google

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    YouTube

    Public Relations News

    At least someone out there doesn't like PS3s

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    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Dunkin Donuts meets Jackass in this trying-too-hard-to-be-cool ad

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    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Classic Virgin Atlantic commercial: best argument ever for buying a first-class seat

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    Thicket Wire

    Public Relations Ideas

    Republican pol blames election defeat on "white rednecks not showing up to vote for us"; white rednecks are outraged

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    Forbes

    Social Media News

    10 ways to tell if someone is lying to you

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    YouTube

    Blatant Propaganda

    Glenn Beck's special on Muslim extremism in its entirety

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    Thicket Wire

    Web Design Inspiration

    Who will next fall victim to the Chunky Soup curse?

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    NY Daily News

    Public Relations Ideas

    Bill O'Reilly rips Murdoch over Fox's O.J. special -- sure to boost show's ratings, proving that media synergy works

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    Variety

    TV Snide

    An obituary for VHS

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    Wall Street Journal

    Public Relations Disasters

    In leaked memo, the "Peanut Butter Manifesto," Yahoo exec says the company has spread its resources too thin. Does not specify whether its resources are creamy or crunchy

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    AP

    Facebook Tips

    Disney and Target battle over movie distribution costs; Target gets smacked

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    iFilm

    Bad Web Design

    Hilary is worthy of Swank magazine in this French perfume ad

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    iFilm

    Thought Leadership

    Actual ad for white supremacist group; feels like a GOP campaign commercial

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    Guardian

    Web Design Tips

    Actual headline: "English = paedophiles, drunkards and hooligans"

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    YouTube

    Thought Leadership

    Best men's underwear ad ever?

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    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Burger King in trouble with Spanish government over XXL burger; apparently eating a lot them makes you fat

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    Friday, November 17, 2006 SUBMIT A LINK COMMENTS

    AP

    Public Relations Disasters

    Judith Regan, under fire for publishing the new O.J. book, comes up with some lame damage control

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    CNET News

    Public Relations News

    Now the real buying begins: PS3 systems selling for up to $9000

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    Gawker

    Public Relations News

    Charlie "Blackness" Murphy shows some comedic agility concerning PS3 violence

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    CNN

    Public Relations Ideas

    Bush touts lessons learned from Vietnam, as if we've learned any

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    Eat the Press

    Facebook Tips

    Tina Fey hates Paris; who can blame her?

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    Christian Science Monitor

    Content Marketing Strategy

    Humanitarians, journalists forced out of Darfur; Sudanese government closing region to outside world

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    Thicket Wire

    Facebook Tips

    Women Extreme Makeover

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    Collateral Damage

    Newsbabes

    Heather has two daddies and they happen to be flightless iconic waterfowl. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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    Boston Herald

    Web Design News

    Toys for Tots accepts Jesus for Christmas

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    Chicago Tribune

    SEO Services

    Yahoo buys Bix.com; don't worry, no one else has heard of it either

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    LA Times

    Public Relations Disasters

    When librarians say 'shh,' they mean it; police use stun gun on UCLA student for refusing to leave library

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    Collateral Damage

    Public Relations Agencies

    Nike losing its edge: Brits naming their kids Adidas & Reebok

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    Collateral Damage

    Public Relations Disasters

    Playstation 3 brings reality to first-person shooter

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    IGN.com

    Bad Web Design

    IGN presents: Videogame babe of the day

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    Romenesko

    SEO Services

    Blogger Josh Wolf, who won't turn over a video, could soon be the longest-incarcerated journalist in recent American history; yeah -- go new media!

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    PR Watch

    Blatant Propaganda

    Center for Media and Democracy's latest silly report on "fake news"; how about a report on "fake advocacy"?

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Agencies

    PR Watch vs. VNR Advocacy Coalition -- it's a throwdown

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    Daily 'Dog

    Public Relations Disasters

    Wal-Mart's PR team swatted again; retailer accused of mislabeling organic foods

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