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One Fewer PR Data, Services Company to Kick Around

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


The merger of rivals Vocus and Cision reduces the number of players in the already-dwindling market for media and influencer databases and email marketing services and software.  Is it buggy-whip technology or a visionary corporate leap into the future? Elephants Mating

For All those Marketers Who Don't Bother to Read Our Web Site

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


We've been found! And for all those suppliers who have been trying to sell us search services or site optimization or marketing consulting, that's a bad thing. As it is for those who want to sell us promotional products or sales tools (or, certainly, those folks who believe our personalities need a makeover). Because we're in the midst of a major site overhaul, and certainly don't want to promote the current version of CornerBarPR.com® until the improvements are in place.  Lousy Timing

It'll Pay for Itself in 240 Years

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


The Kansas City Star loves to see politicians spend taxpayer money. As The Star continues pimping for expensive new facilities and infrastructure (anyone hear the whispers of local architects and contractors?) at Kansas City's airport, they've come up with an idea that would really help pay for the $1.2 billion cost -- in only 240 years!
Concessions, Anyone?

KC Star Vilifies Heathens Who Don't Like One of its Editorial Cartoons

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


The Kansas City Star believes its editorial cartoons should provoke thought -- as long as they agree with the thought. Okay, many responses to one of their cartoons were angry, vile, and even threatening, but it wouldn't have required a high I.Q. to have anticipated the strong, negative reaction. What are editors for, anyway? Robust Debate?

Obama? Romney? Here's a Trick for the Undecided Voter

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


There's no way to pry D's loose from supporting President Obama, and R's aren't about to abandon Mitt Romney. But there still are some undecided voters out there -- really, there are! Here's a virtually foolproof way for them to make an Election Day decision that comfortably convinces these undecideds that they're making the right choice. It's About YOU!

Report the News, Dammit!

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Here's a novel idea: Perhaps reporters should try to actually report the news, rather than dictating it.  Arrogant Media

Samsung Makes Geometric Faux Pas

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Apple wins a $1.05 billion mobile phone patent infringement ruling against Samsung. There may be real issues here, but lawyers have been involved, so some of the claims simply are silly.  Innovation Litigation

'That' Isn't for People, People!

By The Words Guy


It's not actually one of our traditional "News Munchies," but we're making a transition around here to a more personal, blog-like format. Herewith, a comment on usage from The Words Guy. It's Who

Need Help? Call the Friendly Police Department

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


When we need emergency assistance, we're told to call 911, and knowledgeable help will be provided over the phone or quickly dispatched. Well, "I'm a policeman, and I'm here to help you" may not be exactly what it seems. Quick Thinking

Senate Candidate Akin Creates His Own 'Operation Chaos'

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


If you're a Republican candidate, and the entire Republican establishment comes out against you -- and the Democratic challenger's supporters encourage you to stay in the race -- do you believe it's possible you might have made a little-bitty misstep somewhere? IL-Legitimate Rape?

What? No 'Star Wars' Reference?

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


So "Red Eye" starts talking about Congressman Kevin Yoder's nude midnight swim on the same day that Senatorial candidate Todd Akin highlights the day's political news with his clueless remarks about pregnancy and rape. Which story would YOU rather write about? Yoderiffic

... Just One Sheep

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


Bob Beckel just F'd up again on Fox News' "The Five." Well, you'd be annoyed, too, if former pro athlete Eric Bolling continued to punch you in the arm again and again. Seven-Second Delay

Are Any Actual Adults In The Newsroom?

By CornerBarPR.com® Staff


We're sure there are equally egregious examples from conservative commentators, but we were channel-flipping and happened to notice Democratic analyst Bob Beckel on Fox News' "America's Newsroom" saying, "The stock market is at a record high or near a record high." Oh, really? Listen, People!

We're Movin' On

Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR

By Richard B. Barger, ABC, APR


Life got in the way, but CornerBarPR.com® finally is moving ahead with new technology and a slightly different editorial approach. Sorry, but Contacts On Tap™ won't be part of our future. Journalists; Wordsmiths, Even



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