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Posts Tagged ‘media’
“LEGION CORPORATION” Spotted in the Twitterloin – Using SFChron/SFGate to Spread Your Message in a Post-CWNevius WorldTuesday, December 6th, 2016
It’s sort of funny how a man who likes to threaten to sue the San Francisco Chronicle ended up with this, this thing placed(?) on SFGate to praise him.
(And now with CWNevius gone, how else will this character get such laudatory coverage, one wonders.)
Anywho, this is the LEGION CORPORATION what paid for the above to appear on SFGate, ostensibly.
As seen Golden Gate Ave n the northern part of the taxpayer-funded Twitterloin Enterprise Zone…
All right, when you’re doing your ENG (Electronic News Gathering) on the streets of San Francisco, as this one was doing the day after Donald Trump somehow got elected President, you’ve got some basic things to worry about.
The first is crime – either somebody will want to steal your stuff, at gunpoint sometimes, or they’ll want to vandalize your mobile news van. One way to handle this is to maintain a low profile. One way to do that is paint your van white in a plain vanilla wrapper, so that’s why most networked news vans are unmarked in the 415.
And the second, well, it’s handling complaints from the Gentle Viewers and passersby who start complaining about all the fumes your news van spews our hour after hour. So you attach a garden hose to direct exhaust up to the roof, thusly:
Like, how does this help?
Here’s the other way of doing it:
I’ll tell you, I can see how this kind of thing could lead to problems, you know, mechanically, but my real question is HOW DOES THIS HELP, AT ALL?
Is Our Unleased Hibernia Bank Building a “Symbol of Rebirth for the Tenderloin” or Precisely the Opposite?Friday, November 4th, 2016
Here’s your Twitterloin status report:
Hey look, it’s COMING SOON FOR LEASE, which it has been for a couple years now.
Which is not to say it’s never used – the Hillary campaign used it for a few hours a few months back and the occasional conventioneer comes through, thusly:
But here’s what the promise was:
What I’m suggesting is this – if nobody wants this building, after, what, $20 million was sunk into it, then maybe it’s not a symbol of rebirth for the Tender / Twitter Loin? Perhaps it’s a symbol of all the empty promises and projections what come year after year, decade after decade?
Anyway, look for this building to continue to be COMING SOON FOR LEASE in 2017 as well…
Now, last I heard, Randy Shaw was mulling over suing the San Francisco Chronicle over something to do with this bit here, but now SFGate is hosting “sponsored” stuff like the above? (What’s that – SFGate aint the Chronicle? Well, yes and no. It sure’s hell looks like the Chron. Moving on, “Beyond the Chron”…)
To this, Comrades. The LEGION CORPORATION. Achtung, baby!
WTF to that.
And then we’re supposed to click on About Sponsored Stories? IDTS, Brother. That’s just what The Man wants me to do. So IDK what’s on that link.
Now let’s do some reading:
“There are so many people that have stood at the forefront freeing these neighborhoods and their citizens from crime and blight like Randy Shaw. Randy Shaw is an ikon in the development of the Tenderloin. He has practiced law in the protection of the Tenderloin and its residents, developed housing as Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing, co-founded Uptown Tenderloin, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helped create of the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District in 2009 the Tenderloin Museum.”
Is this a translation from another language? Sure seems that way. And the kicker is that he/she/they spelled icon with a “k!”
I don’t know what the hell’s going on here. Who will set it straight/ this Watergate?
Specifically, I wanna know who wrote this, and why.
That’s the important part, the why.
(‘Cause you can’t have a real blog page without links and a Comments section, right?)
I’ll tell you, Gentle Reader, the Tenderloin hasn’t changed a bit since the 1980’s. Sure, it used to have a Sizzler Family Restaurant with All You Can Eat salad bar, but now it don’t, big deal. Fundamentally, not much has changed, at all.
All right, I dare anybody to read the whole* of HOW A HANDFUL OF BUSINESS OWNERS ARE HELPING THE TENDERLOIN.
And then explain it to me, like I’m a Golden Retriever.
‘Cause I aint never seen this.
*I just skimmed this one, using the Control F to get to what I think the nuf graf is. Hey, how many people would actually read this, this thing? How many real readers did it have? Who’s the target, Airbnbers from Italy staying in the Twitterloin? Or Japanese tourists suckered into staying at a bedbug hotel “near Union Square” for $299 a night? And how much did it cost to post? And how much per actual Reader? $10 a Reader? $100 a Reader? Does it make any sense at all to do this kind of thing? Or maybe there’s some other point to this exercise? I gots to know!
So this is Twitter mural in the ‘Loin, so that gives us The Twitterloin, a phrase endorsed by our East Coast Media Elites:
Ironically, a good portion of the Tworkforce at the Twitter would have prefered being HQ’ed down in nearby Brisbane, CA.
Ironically, Twitter would’ve have moved into that building at 10th and Market anyway, without any enterprise zone tax incentives.
Get a Special PP License Plate from the DMV and then You Too Can Park Wherever the Hell You Want – The Joys of Being a PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERWednesday, October 19th, 2016
It’s mostly video these days, not photography per se:
Get your own, here
Larry Ellison’s ORACLE Takes Tech Media for a Ride Above Frisco – This Could Be You, Technology Reporter!Monday, September 19th, 2016
What’s this – did Fleet Week come early yesterday?
No, it’s just Oracle’s PA-34-200T Seneca II “media plane” flying in formation with Oracle’s Extra Flugzeugbau EA300 mono wing stunt plane, presumably flown by Company Pilot Sean D. Tucker, who was carrying an unknown member of the tech press, you know, as cargo:
Here you go, book your own “media flight,” media:
“BOOK A MEDIA FLIGHT – Soar in the Skies with Sean D. Tucker. To share the passion for aviation with media audiences, Tucker and his team welcome credentialed media for a flight with his crew.”