The WDSU interview with Norman Robinson and Edwin Edwards, conducted in Edwards’ home, was classic television.
For one, Robinson, who will be retiring later this spring from a extraordinary career in television news interviewed Edwards, who is coming out of retirement at age 86, after coming out of federal prison, and is now running for US Congress in a conservative district in Louisiana, perhaps the most conservative state in the nation.
On March 12, I conducted a video interview with Alex Andreae, CEO of Sourcecoast Web Development, to discuss the company’s product JFBConnect.
JFBConnect is one of those products which interfaces social media with the more traditional technologies--blogs and websites. As more web sites and blogs are dependent upon social media for site stickiness, the Sourcecoast product is a joomla content management extension that helps glue the social media and web publishing worlds together. for added measure, it acts as a vital key that opens up the door connecting the visitor’s social media profile to the site or blog for quicker and easier flow of information.
On Monday, Governor Bobby Jindal- Louisiana’s Sarah Palin-published an opinion piece for The New York Post, a once-venerable American institution founded by Alexander Hamilton and now owned by Rupert Murdoch, the Australian entrepreneur who also owns The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and a majority stake in the Republican Party.
The most recent pearl of wisdom from Edwin Edwards, recent poll numbers, and LABI's stance on Louisiana lawsuit reform; these are the latest news in the local political sphere.
How important is the Internet and social media in the world of politics?
If money is the mother's milk of politics, social media and the Internet are the light beams.
What happened to the watchdog media? Sadly, in this day of Obama, they have turned into the lapdog media. Everyone knows that most members of the mainstream news media are card carrying liberals; however, even staunch left wingers should have enough integrity to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. Our country has benefited from a vigorous “fourth estate,” but that crucial oversight is sorely lacking today.
If you’re a careful reader of the website LaPolitics founder John Maginnis, you can see hints of the liberal Democrat in him just straining to get out. But sometimes his suppression fails, as it did in a hope-against-hope opinion piece about Sen. Mary Landrieu’s reelection chances, thereby reminding the viewing public that while his site is great on political gossip, it often comes up short on analysis.
A Jefferson Parish-based pitch competition, held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), will highlight five innovative startup companies with ties to Jefferson. Please visit our JEDCO Challenge Information Center at www.jedco.org/jedco-entrepreneur-challenge/ to learn about the five companies chosen to participate.
With the French Quarter Festival scheduled less than a month from now, organizers, vendors, artists, and volunteers are preparing for a surge of excited visitors. French Quarter Fest is the largest free music festival in the U.S. Last year, it hosted more than 560,000 visitors. The 31st fest is taking place from April 10 to April 13, 2014.
Since his comeback announcement on Monday, Edwin Edwards has received a lot of local and national media attention. As the election campaign of the former four-term Louisiana governor and convicted felon proceed, this attention will undoubtedly increase since Edwards is both controversial and popular and known for his frisky statements. Bayoubuzz will be covering the Edwards campaign in multiple channels: