Posted in Media NC legislature Politics

A “social safety net” for drive-bys?

Boo-freakin’-hoo.  At least one legacy / drive-by media outfit is claiming it will GO OUT OF BUSINESS if local governments are able to forego legacy media and advertise online: Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that targeted Guilford County newspapers for a loss of government…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics

NC DRIVE BY MEDIA: Liberal? Advertise with us. (Hardly anyone else will.) We’ll even do a story ON YOUR AD.

It’s interesting how — this close to the election — we’re getting news hard news stories detailing advertisements being run by partisan Democrat operatives.  The driveby stories are not critical, mind you, like they would be if they actually gave a damn about covering GOP or…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#NCGA : retail merchants association ponying up for incumbents in primary season

If you’ve been hearing or seeing ads “paid for by Main Street Merchants for a better North Carolina”, THAT is actually the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association. According to records at the state board of elections, the association is shelling out big bucks to prop…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Putting your DOLLARs where your mouth is?

Mark Villee, like a lot of us, takes exception to his character being assailed.  The Republican challenger to state Rep. Nelson Dollar (R-Cary) was recently described as “desperate” and a ”lying” in a television ad produced by the Dollar campaign. Dollar’s ad was in response…

Posted in Congress Renee Ellmers

Pro-Amnesty Group praises Ellmers, Pittenger & co. for their “courage”

The establishment crowd is pulling out all the stops to save Big Government Barbie and her friends: The American Action Network, a group allied with House Republican leadership, is placing a six-figure buy for television advertisements to thank several GOP lawmakers for voting to fund…