Media Coordinator Update, 06/10/11

Dear C4SS Supporters,

I feel like I’ve jinxed us. Ever since I mentioned that averaging nine “mainstream media pickups” per week would put us past 500 for the year, we’ve regularly stayed below that figure.

This week, we managed eight actual “pickups,” but we rounded that out with two solid references/citations, which are also counted in our “press room” statistics.

First, the pickups … like I said, eight of them, in five countries on three continents:

Not a bad week right there (as I never tire of mentioning, JoongAng Ilbo alone has more readers than the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times combined), but the “mentions/citations” really top it off.

First, the Center’s director, Brad Spangler, was interviewed for and quoted in a Leavenworth Times story on last weekend’s rally in support of Bradley Manning.

Then we got a dispositive answer to the burning question “so, they printed it, but did anyone read it?” from the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age, which ran a letter to the editor in response to one of David D’Amato’s op-eds.

I’m running behind — it will barely still be the 10th when I pull the trigger on this update — so I’m going to take a week off from the random blogosphere reciprocal link love routine. Sorry about that. I couldn’t help but notice while Googling for “MSM pickups,” though, that the Bitcoin blogosphere continues to find our material interesting and arguable, and that dL over at Liberale et Libertaire has several thoughts on the whole thing. Check it out, and have a great weekend!

Yours in liberty,
Tom Knapp
Media Coordinator
Center for a Stateless Society

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