Friday, February 25, 2011

Tabloid Witch Winner Shawna Baca Seeks Funding for Ascended Master

2007 Tabloid Witch Award winner Shawna Baca is seeking to raise $20,0000 via for her next film, Ascended Master.

This is your chance to invest in a proven filmmaker! is an effective film-fundraising tool. Last year, 2006 Tabloid Witch Award winner Mike Flanagan raised $23,150 via -- %154 of his budget!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tell Facebook, Google to Protect YOUR Online Privacy


"Imagine the cops rifling through your mail, your calendar, your receipts. All your private information, available for them to look through. To do this offline, they'd have to get a warrant from a judge and break into your house. But every day the cops -- and anyone else with a good lawyer! -- get access to your online email and calendar just by asking.

"Major online service providers like Gmail and Facebook just hand over your personal data to the police when they get a legal request -- usually without even telling you they've done so! And since you never know about the request, you never get a day in court to challenge it. Your privacy is gone before you even know it.

"Click here to tell Google and Facebook that if they're going to store your private information, they need to promise to keep it private!

"Twitter has just taken a bold stand to protect its users' privacy. When the US Government demanded they turn over information about people affiliated with WikiLeaks, they told the people affected and now they have the chance to challenge the request. But Facebook and Google are refusing to do the same! Sign our petition demanding they -- and other major Internet companies -- adopt sensible privacy protections and stop turning over your personal data to anyone who asks.

Tell Google and Facebook that they need to follow Twitter's lead and protect our privacy. We're meeting with Google NEXT WEEK, and will deliver the petition then.

Thanks for taking a stand.

-- The Demand Progress team

P.S. We're meeting with Google next week, and want to have as many people as possible signed on by then. Could you forward this email to your friends?

Monday, February 14, 2011

KCBS-TV Reporter Serene Branson Breaks Down During Grammy Award Telecast

KCBS-TV news reporter Serene Branson began speaking weirdly during last night's Grammy Awards broadcast. Some think it was an on air stroke, but that's being denied.

KCBS-TV is trying to pull the news clip from the internet (in violation of copyright's Fair Use Doctrine). News organizations like exposing others, not themselves.

Here's a parody (well within Fair Use laws) of the broadcast: