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The “New” New Media

Reporters Mackenzie Weinger and Alexander Burns of The Politico have a big piece out this week on an emerging trend in the new media game: Republican political operatives creating their own news websites. According to them, these “highly specialized, partisan-leaning sites” are generally confined to a “small, insider-obsessed universe” –…

Reporters Mackenzie Weinger and Alexander Burns of The Politico have a big piece out this week on an emerging trend in the new media game: Republican political operatives creating their own news websites. According to them, these “highly specialized, partisan-leaning sites” are generally confined to a “small, insider-obsessed universe” – relying on the mainstream media to pick up their scoops.

“The websites post on the news in a range of tones, at different levels of seriousness and with varying degrees of attempted objectivity,” Weigner and Burns note. “But all of them share a few key characteristics: They produce at least some original content and attempt – with uneven success – to drive news coverage and media narratives.”

Of interest, the article references South Carolina’s own FITS News – which it claims is “in its own category of notoriety.” You know, like Biggie. Or the infamous El Guapo.

That’s curious …

Last time we checked FITS was hardly a “GOP” site. In fact our position on the Republican party is pretty clear.

Oh well … Weigner and Burns spelled the name of our website (and its “notorious” founding editor) correctly, which at the end of the day is all we really care about.

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3 comments

Boz Martin August 20, 2013 at 11:10 am

Your positions on our Republican governor were gonna be quite clear, but the book never came out. Heh.

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shifty henry August 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Congratulations to Sic for the recognition. With the commentators throwing their weight behind Fitsnews, and churning out our daily efforts, this will become the “go to” site for new readers — well, for whatever rings their bells or rattles their chains.
I would even bet that Al-Jazeera will have a dedicated “investigative reporter” just to read Al-Fitsjeera. After all, what nefarious scheme is afoot with these so-called reality shows which are only on the coasts of South Carolina?

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9" August 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

This is an extremist right-wing site.FITS right in with the GOP.

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