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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Eastside White Guy Spins Blog-o-Fishwrap

Every so often, to keep in the good graces of the Westside White Guy, the Eastside White Guy fires a missive over at the Sister City whilst getting ready for the next cappucino at an exhibit of southern Macedonian fossilized shit used in shamanistic practices by indiginous people. Whatever.

Posting an article that is mostly a cut and paste of your comments, his latest bitch is that the Sister City has found an angle to make a few extra bucks. So what? The guy's site is replete with ads themselves and typically from causes and politicians they seem to be simpatico with.

These guys can't even keep their stories straight. At least we're honest with you that this dead, Republican Mayor wants to make a few bucks off this site. They dance around their lust for dough, as most liberals do. They just can't reconcile the fact that they want dough but don't want anyone to think that the want it:
We are building LAvoice into something that will endure because Angelenos want to use it rather than because it generates money for the people who own it.

Can I advertise on LAvoice.org?
Yes. Contact adsales at lavoice dot org for rates.
Mack and some of his minions want to know how much cash politicians have contributed to this site. Short of the $10 or so bucks a month Jim Alger spent posting ads for his Assembly campaign, nada. Evidence is below:

Though we accepted the Alger ads, going forward we're not going to accept further ads from local pols' campaigns (though occasionally Google or Adbrite may serve up ads for national campaigns or those in other states). And after gaining some experience with the Pay Per Post program (and listening to the good points some of you have made), I have already decided that all Pay Per Post articles will be noted as an advertisement (and hence a coming change to the disclosure policy).

If you don't like it, go play on the freeway.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you label the paid content, it should fix your problem. Let's just hope you make Zuma Dogg pay, so we don't need to be confronted with his rantings.

December 04, 2006 7:08 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Eastside White Guy is very uptight about money lately. Just last Friday, he asked Catholics to think about where their money goes [click for link] when they donate to their church. That sounds to me like a profoundly anti-Catholic statement, but I haven't seen any retraction or explanation.

Maybe Mack should think about where the money goes a little more, or simply look into it. It's very easy to look into. Parishes publish parish donations and parish expenses information quite regularaly in their parish bulletins, and some even do it every week.

December 04, 2006 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe: What the hell does that have to do with anything?

December 04, 2006 10:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"EASTSIDE WHITE GUY" + "WESTSIDE WHITE GUY" = Two old slime hacks who are Attempting to learn Free Market Values after schilling for the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET".

December 04, 2006 11:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Everyone knows that Mack Reed runs LAVoice to make money. He intentionally takes press releases, adds a very negative negative, changes the title to something controversial to get hits. He brags about his hits in his advertising section. Check out his resume. He is a blog for hire with ads for hire. He's a hypocrite to go after Mayor Sam. Mayor Sam admits that he's trying to make a little change. Blogs cost time and money to run them. Go pound sand, Mack Reed

December 04, 2006 12:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Beware of blogs. From yesterday's NY Times. Get the link from the NYT website. It's startling.

December 3, 2006
New on the Web: Politics as Usual

THE Netroots.” “People Power.” “Crashing the Gate.” The lingo of liberal Web bloggers bespeaks contempt for the political establishment. The same disdain is apparent among many bloggers on the right, who argued passionately for a change in the slate of House Republican leaders — and who wallowed in woe-is-the-party pity when the establishment ignored them.

You might think that with the kind of rhetoric bloggers regularly muster against politicians, they would never work for them. But you would be wrong.

Over the past few years, bloggers have won millions of fans by speaking truth to power — even the powers in their own parties — and presenting a fresh, outsider perspective. They are the pamphleteers of the 21st century, revolutionary “citizen journalists” motivated by personal idealism and an unwavering confidence that they can reform American politics.

But this year, candidates across the country found plenty of outsiders ready and willing to move inside their campaigns. Candidates hired some bloggers to blog and paid others consulting fees for Internet strategy advice or more traditional campaign tasks like opposition research.

After the Virginia Democratic primary, for instance, James Webb hired two of the bloggers who had pushed to get him into the race. The Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont in Connecticut had at least four bloggers on his campaign team. Few of these bloggers shut down their “independent” sites after signing on with campaigns, and while most disclosed their campaign ties on their blogs, some — like Patrick Hynes of Ankle Biting Pundits — did so only after being criticized by fellow bloggers.

The trend seems certain to continue in 2008. Potential presidential hopefuls like Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain already are paying big-name bloggers as consultants, and Julie Fanselow of Red State Rebels said on her blog she would entertain job offers from Howard Dean, Barack Obama, John Edwards or Al Gore.

“This intersection isn’t going away,” Jerome Armstrong of MyDD, an elite blogger hired by campaigns, wrote earlier this year, “and I hope more and more bloggers are able to work to influence how campaigns are run.”

Here is a listing of some of the most influential bloggers who went to work for campaigns this year, what they were paid according to campaign disclosure documents, and praiseworthy posts about their employers or critical ones of their employers’ opponents.

K. Daniel Glover is the editor of National Journal’s Technology Daily and the author of its Beltway Blogroll. Mike Essl is a graphic designer.

Copyright 2006 The New York Times Company
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December 04, 2006 1:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who owned The Angelino Website?

Jerome Armstrong?

Qui es?

December 04, 2006 5:22 PM  

Blogger Mack said:

Actually, I enjoy playing on the freeway. It's fun and educational.

Unfortunately, the gentlemen in the black and white Crown Vics don't seem to appreciate it.

December 04, 2006 11:32 PM  

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