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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar mike farmer says:

    There could possibly be something like a news startup called – Ziggy News — named in the style of Google or Yahoo, which creates the national and international news part of it, and it’s branded as the new online news media. The design and functionality are top notch. Local online players could bid for access and Ziggy provides the national and international news, the design and functionality to add local news, including video upload, images, sections to plug-in the local news, and all the marketing. Ziggy News makes money off selling access to local news outlets and national advertisement and the locals can monetize their efforts through ads and subscriptions to classified ad sections with valuable information like homes for sale, cars for sale, help wanted, etc.

    Ziggy could hook-up with Google or some other search engine to set up the vertical search at their site — so someone could put in “Toledo news” and up pops “Ziggy Toledo” with all the national and iternational news, plus local, with pertinent local videos and images, the classifieds and so on. It would be easy to add blogs, links and interactivity with Twitter and Facebook and such, cool opinion sections. This is as far as I got.Report

  2. Avatar Kyle says:

    Is it just me or is there something very telling, somewhat frightening, and somewhat amusing that the media (broadly defined and including Fox News) functions as a safety net for the failure of the justice system to investigate and stop corruption?

    “It’s a good thing we have Ann Curry on the case, you know, just in case Eric Holder isn’t doing his job.”Report