Category Archives: New Media

April 14, 2015

Digital Media and the War for the Culture (Video)

Below are the video and transcript to the panel discussion “Digital Media and the War for the Culture,” which took place at the Freedom Center’s 2015 West Coast Retreat. The event was held March 6-8 in Palos Verdes, CA.

Jeremy Boreing: For those of you who don’t know, everyone seated at this table is from Truth Revolt, and really, our mission at Truth Revolt was best defined by the Obama administration when they said, “Punch back twice as hard.” I don’t think that they knew when they were saying that, that a virulent right-wing organization like us would co-op their slogan, but that’s exactly what we’ve done. We call it plagiarism in our business, but really, the whole Internet runs on it.

What we do at Truth Revolt is we think of ourselves as both the activism wing of the David Horowitz Freedom Center and also as the marketing wing of the Freedom Center. We’re going to talk about both of those things as we get started. But the people who are at this table, at the moment, are all people who were involved in our Truth Revolt Original Videos program. Many of you may have seen the videos that we’re releasing. Andrew Klavan does a video series called “The Revolting Truth.” Bill does a series called “Firewall.” It’s impossible for the record to know which one of the two they were clapping for and I don’t want to start any fights, so I’m not even going to speculate.

Bill Whittle: Oh, we know.

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Complete transcript linked here.

March 20, 2015

Event: RightOnline – Washington, DC May 1-2, 2015

RightOnline is the premier gathering for liberty minded bloggers, social media activists, and online citizen leaders to meet new allies and learn the best strategies for winning the debate for economic freedom and limited government.

In 2015, RightOnline returns with an expanded vision and even greater emphasis on showcasing emerging new media tools online.

The battle of ideas is being waged on a digital field, and RightOnline uniquely prepares you to make your mark. Acquire the skills you need for victory at RightOnline 2015!

Speakers include Nathan Hanks, David Rowan, Sharyl Attkisson and Daniel Lewin.

Click here to register.

RightOnline website.

March 18, 2015

Breitbart Frontlines (Video)

“The emergence of the ascendant radical Islam happened at the exact same time in Western culture ascendant political correctness happened, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence. I think that the people who are against us are smart enough; they come to Western universities, they go to Oxford, they go to Harvard; we train them in our ways, which shows that we have an utter lack of confidence to defend our way of life and that our Western liberalism is worth defending. They go home and say ‘I don’t think we have to attack them after 9/11, they’re already dissenting among themselves, because they’re fearful of standing up to us.'” – Andrew Breitbart


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March 14, 2015

Michelle Obama Celebrates Iranian Holiday at White House (Video)

Why did God invent New Media? Because when the First Lady of the United States appeases a lunatic Islamic regime like Iran, the mainstream media is going to cover that fact up.

The fact here is that Wednesday at the White House the First Lady celebrated Nowruz, which White House Dossier describes as the “Iranian festival of spring that marks the beginning of the Persian new year.”

There is absolutely nothing wrong with honoring the many events celebrated within this magnificent e pluribus unum melting pot of ours. The problem is that this is not about honoring a group of people who make up less than 1% of our population. When the Obama White House celebrates the Amish holiday of “Old Christmas” be sure to fire me up a flare.

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Complete text linked here.

January 1, 2015

What Your Tweets Tell Us About the Year’s Biggest Stories

“When news breaks, and it broke quite a bit this year, Twitter and other social media is increasingly the place we check first,” Echelon Insights writes. “It’s where we debate, hash out, and explore every angle.”

In the whirlwind of the daily news cycle, stories come and go abruptly, moving faster than ever before. But in what may appear a clutter of events are those gripping stories that kept us talking, namely on Twitter.

Echelon Insights, a Republican digital and advertising strategy firm, analyzed more than 184 million tweets across 80 different news events, giving insight into the biggest stories of the year. The infographic below tells the story of 2014 on one of the biggest social media platforms.

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Complete text and infographic linked here.


September 20, 2014

New Media Win: Mohamed Elibiary out at DHS Following Breitbart Exposé

Mohamed Elibiary has left the Department of Homeland Security. Formerly a senior adviser to DHS, Elibiary announced on his Twitter page last week that he had moved on.

The circumstances surrounding Elibiariy’s sudden departure have not yet been made public.

Elibiary, who claims to be a Republican, announced that he plans on “reform[ing] the conservative movement so the GOP can win in 2016.” A critic of the Tea Party movement, he has been known to blame acts of terrorism on those who promote “Islamophobia,” portraying radical Islamists not as aggressors but as poor victims who have been incited to wage jihad. Elibiary has described the intra-GOP battles as between the “RtWing (unhappy ppl)” and the “Moderates/Traditionalists/Centrists (solutions oriented).”

Earlier in the summer, Breitbart News reported on Elibiary’s radical policy stances, raising questions whether he was fit to serve as an official adviser to the Obama administration.

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June 19, 2014

Pew: 54,200 newspaper, magazine jobs axed since 2003

Washington news bureaus have been a major part of the radical cuts. More than half of the Washington bureaus operated by media outlets have been killed over the last decade, and the remaining often operate with just a handful of reporters, not the dozens of decades ago.

The decade-long devastation of the print news business, crushed by the sagging economy, the evaporation of classified and display advertising, and a reader shift to digital media, has cost at least 54,200 newsroom jobs in newspapers and magazines alone, according to Pew Research.

That figure, buried in a new Harvard University study about the troubles non-traditional reporters have getting congressional, White House and other official press passes to cover news events, is the highest calculation of job losses in American journalism yet.

The June study from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy refers to a Pew Research Journalism Project report on the state of the media, which focused on the shift to digital platforms and the addition of nearly 5,000 new internet-based news jobs.

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May 31, 2014

Donald’s Dig at New York Times: Twitter Trumps Traditional Media (Video)

“I don’t do press releases. If I want a press release I just put it on Twitter and I’ve got a press release. You’ve got millions of people watching and if I want to say something, I just put it out and, all of a sudden, I’m reading stories about it the next day. It’s really fantastic. I love it, frankly.”

Twitter has revolutionized how people spread news and gather information — circumventing authoritarian regimes and establishment media around the globe. It’s given a voice to the powerless — and also the powerful.

Count Donald Trump as one of its biggest fans.

“It’s like owning the New York Times without the losses, if you think about,” Trump said at a National Press Club luncheon this week.

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May 20, 2014

‘Walk Toward The Fire’: Andrew Breitbart Award Ceremony Remembers ‘Happy Warrior’

Conservative media and movement leaders remembered the fighting spirit of Andrew Breitbart Tuesday night at the Franklin Center and Heritage Foundation “Future of Media Summit” at the Newseum on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Three awards named for Andrew Breitbart were presented to conservative bloggers and media leaders. Charlie Hurt, an editor of the Drudge Report and Washington Times and Breitbart News columnist, was presented with the Professional Media Figure Andrew Breitbart Award. Jon Fleischmann, the editor of California’s Flash Report and a Breitbart California editor, was presented with the Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Blogging. Mark Nugent of Red Maryland, who also is the state coordinator of Franklin Center in Maryland, received the Andrew Breitbart Citizen Journalism Award.

Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld, who delivered the keynote address at the event, noted that Andrew Breitbart stepped forward as a national media leader because there was a need for someone to break through the media class that was not “screwing over each other” anymore but instead “screwing each other.”

“What happens, then? You get a Breitbart. An explosion of hilarious outrage,” Gutfeld said. “That’s what Andrew Breitbart did. He went out and he spoke to the people as opposed to his peers in the media.”

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March 3, 2014

Rep. Louie Gohmert: Breitbart.com First Site I Check in Morning, Last at Night

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) appeared on the inaugural edition of Breitbart News Saturday and said that Breitbart.com was the first site he checked in the morning and the last one he checked at night.

He said outlets like Breitbart News were necessary because the mainstream press have “sold their souls” and are “not about the truth anymore” as they try to protect President Barack Obama.

Gohmert and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon–who, along with a rotation of Breitbart News editors and contributors, will host the weekly show from 10 AM EST to 1 PM EST–discussed how Gohmert was one of the few politicians the late Andrew Breitbart liked.

Gohmert said that he shared a “deep love and affection for this country with Andrew Breitbart,” and that is why they bonded. He praised Breitbart as someone who hated lies and loved truth.

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