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Social Media Vigilantism Is a Real and Pervasive Problem

Social Media Vigilantism Is a Real and Pervasive Problem

There are all sorts of mobs on the internet. There are political mobs who defend their favorite ideology/party/candidate while attacking opponents. There are sports mobs who defend their favorite team. I’ve been on the receiving end of no small amount of vitriol from fans of the NDSU Bison athletic teams, which has a few times

Social Media Justice Is No Justice At All

There is no question in my mind that the democratization of the media brought about by blogs, and the enhancements to communications brought by platforms like Facebook and Twitter, have been a net benefit to society. But there is an element to social media, in particular, that’s grown disturbing. Specifically, the rise of online mob

North Dakota Chamber Of Commerce Begs Locals To Cut Property Taxes

When it comes to taxing and spending policy, there is no area causing North Dakotans more consternation than property taxes. Last year a group of conservative citizens put on the ballot a measure to abolish property taxes, but it was soundly defeated after a vicious attack campaign lead by the North Dakota Chamber of Commerce

Hacked AP Twitter Account Claims White House Bombed, Stock Market Takes A Big Dip

Earlier today the official account for the Associated Press gave everyone on Twitter a moment of distress with a post claiming that the White House had been bombed and President Obama was injured. The account has been suspended, with the AP saying it was hacked: The @ap Twitter account has been suspended after it was

KFYR Cans AJ Clemente After Memorable, Profane Debut

Last night’s debut on KFYR television for weekend/anchor reporter A.J. Clemente didn’t go so hot. Last night KFYR posted on the Facebook account that Clemente had been suspended. This morning Clemente posted on his Twitter feed that he’d been fired: Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in

NDGOP Brags Up Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Today the NDGOP sent out their first ever GOP Update, which mimics a daily email and social media blast the state’s Democrats have been doing for some time. We’re excited to announce the first issue of GOP Update, an at-a-glance look at the big stories happening in… fb.me/2OfP7he3a — ND Republican Party (@NDGOP) April 19,

Hundreds Attend Pro-Life Rally At Capitol Today

The pro-life folks organized an appreciation day for pro-life legislators at the state capitol today. Hundreds were in attendance: The pro-abortion side of this issue is really, really good at organizing. So much so that despite all four controversial pro-life bills passing the legislature with wide, bi-partisan majorities they were able to create the perception

Joel Heitkamp Made Big Mistake In Announcing Supposed "Expansion" To New Station

In what was clearly a vain effort to try and spin news that he was losing western radio affiliates in Minot (KCJB) and Bismarck (KFYR), liberal talker Joel Heitkamp announced a plan to “expand” his show to Fargo-based AM740. That station is owned by the same company as KFGO, which is where Heitkamp’s show is

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