My Ashley Madison Sex Account Hacked: How I Told Online Blackmailers to F*&k Off

My Ashley Madison Account Was Hacked and Someone Tried to Blackmail Me. This Was My Response……. By Nate Thayer September 28, 2015 Today, I received this email from “Robert” attempting to blackmail me if I didn’t send him three bitcoins in exchange for “Robert” not releasing “dirt” to my “family and friends and employer” from […]

Washington Post gets punked by Malaysian earthquake “naked blogger”

Washington Post gets punked by Malaysian earthquake “naked blogger” Canadian nudist admits he was not in Malaysia; Social Media story concocted to “troll” media  By Nate Thayer June 14, 2015 Remember the kerfuffle about the naked foreign tourists who climbed Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu and caused an earthquake that killed 18 people? The story actually did […]

Ferguson News coverage: What if Kennedy had been shot in the Twitter age?

News coverage in the age of social media: Ferguson and the Kennedy Assassination. What if Kennedy had been shot in the age of Twitter and smart phones? By Nate Thayer August 21, 2014 At 12:29 pm Central Standard Time on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine entered Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. […]

“She pissed off the Queen, now she’s dead ”Why Brits Are Loopier Than Americans Re: Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories?

Why Are The Brits Even More Loopy Than Americans When it Comes to Fruitcake Conspiracy Theories? By Nate Thayer February 24, 2013 Some may recall that in December 2012 a couple of radio disc jockey pranksters in Australia called the London hospital where the pregnant Princess whatever-her-name-is was staying having taken ill with tummy troubles. […]

Corporate Power, ABC TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that.

Corporate power tried to steal my life work. ABC  TV and Ted Koppel tried to censor the free speech of a free man in a free country. Fuck that. Discuss freedom. I would like to define this discussion, where it belongs: The power of corporate thugs using their money to put their jackboot on the […]

Musician’s Protest Goes Viral: Corporations offer no payment in exchange for “exposure”

Musicians say Enough is Enough for being asked to work for Free: One mans strongly worded refusal goes viral on social media A Familiar refrain: “They consistently offer musicians nothing for their work, instead suggesting ‘exposure’ as a form of payment.” The issue of for profit companies trying to increase their profit margin by refusing […]

Has the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers?

Has the state of the news biz come to this? Freelance journalists required to sign document forbidding writing anything negative about employers or advertisers before being payed unlivable wage. Freelance journalist not only asked to work for unlivable wages, but now required to sign away constitutional rights and fundamental ethical journalistic obligations, forbidden to say or […]

“The ethics of not paying writers in exchange for ‘exposure’: A debate #paythewriter

Thanks to professor of journalism Kevin Lerner of Marist College for organizing a discussion on “The Ethics and Economics of Paying Writers with Exposure and a Byline” at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication held last week in Washington D.C. A full transcript was made by Kevin Lerner […]

A Peak In the Public Mailbox: Debate on state of journalism runs from supportive to, well, very not–with a dash of the amusing and odd.

A Peak Into the Public Mailbox: Debate on state of journalism runs from very supportive to, well, very not–with an entertaining dash of the amusing and odd. Maybe the North Korean Ministry of Agitation and Propaganda are on to Something By Nate Thayer April 13, 2013 In the last few weeks I can’t help but […]

Robot Sex Poll Reveals How I Got Invited–Then Uninvited–As Guest on Huffington Post Live TV Show

Robot Sex Poll Reveals Huffington Post Uses Slavery Economic Business Model to Convince Writers to Work for No Pay: “You Should be Grateful to be Our “House Negro” or You’d be Picking Cotton in the Fields With the Rest of  the Slaves” Or How I Got Invited–Then Uninvited– to be a Guest on the Huff […]

Oops….Sorry About that Austin, Texas

Oops….Sorry About that Austin, Texas: An Otherwise Excellent Example of Great Journalism was Also a Tad Off The Korean Central News Agency Friday sent out one of the thousands of meticulously staged propaganda photographs they do each year, this one with a caption which included the description of an “urgent operation meeting on the Korean […]

The Atlantic feels the heat from journalism for no pay business model: “Our Freelance Rates Vary” says Editor James Bennet

The Atlantic responds to my blog post that has gone viral with more than 100,000 viewers to this blog since this morning, and thousands of retweets, reblogs, online discussions, and news articles from a global community concerned about the critically wounded state of professional journalism. I will be writing more on this topic in the […]