Just when you thought the marketplace for online opinion journalism couldn't get more competitive, Rick Santorum is joining WordNetDaily, the Internet home for birthers and black helicopter conspiracies, as an "exclusive columnist" (read: blogger no one else would hire). His "commentaries" (blog posts) will be published each Monday.
In the spirit of friendly competition, here are some tips for my fellow-blogger Rick.
1. It's all about the search engine optimization. You should know this, as your entire presidential run was an SEO campaign aimed at dealing with a certain Google problem. So write more exciting headlines!
Tags: Internet, Rick Santorum, WorldNetDaily
The Obama administration claims to be in favor of transparency and civic participation, but lately, it's been deleting citizens' petitions from the "We the People" website, undoubtedly a prequel to the mass purges of political dissidents soon to befall the United States. And to think, all these people were petitioning for was a right to punch Grover Norquist "once, and only once, square in the dick." Was that too much to ask?
Tags: Animals, Barack Obama, Batman, Grover Norquist, Internet, Movies
According to the self-imposed guidelines of the "We the People" program, the White House has promised to facilitate the exercise of Americans' First Amendment right of petitioning their government for redress by responding to online petitions that have received more than 25,000 signatures.
Yet when the proud citizens of the state of Herp-a-Derp joined citizens of 40 other states in petitioning for secession from the Union, the Obama administration removed this clarion call for freedom from the White House website…
Tags: Barack Obama, First Amendment, Internet
Going into Election Day, the Romney campaign pinned its Get Out the Vote hopes on Project ORCA, which it described as the "newest, unprecedented and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election." For a campaign led by a management consultant, it's surprising the description wasn't even more market lingo-y, "an enterprise-based scalable solution to deliver electoral resources under a six-sigma compliant matrix."
Tags: Internet, Mitt Romney, Republicans