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I've been contacted by a guy from "The Liberal Opinion" weekly, about advertising my site in his publication and perhaps more.  I'm not interested in paying to advertise my site anywhere (ain't got that kind of scratch, and besides, I'm an Internet-freebie kind of guy) and, in his words, "working together to further each other's messages," but if I knew more about his publication, I might be interested in writing for his publication or something along those lines.  Except I am only vaguely familiar with it.

Anyone in here know anything about the publication?  Slant, reputation, reliability, anything?  I'd like to know something about the publication before I respond to his e-mail.  Anything you can contribute would be helpful.  Thanks!

Originally posted to Max's Home for Inconvenient Facts and Impertinent Opinions on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 09:42 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tips and mojo (1+ / 0-)
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    and general good vibes are always welcome.

  •  Liberal Opinion (1+ / 0-)
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    Black Max

    I think its just a collection of syndicated columns by liberal authors that comes out each week.  I don't think there is really anything else to the maganize.  If I am thinking of the right thing, the same publisher also puts out the Conservative Chronicle, which is the same except with conservative authors.  

  •  Former subscriber (1+ / 0-)
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    Black Max

    I read it for awhile and suscribed for a few years.  In time, it just seemed to be too much mainstream/beltway liberal pundit rehashing, with some exceptions: Hightower, Ivins, Scheer.  I wanted more in-depth analysis and now subscribe to Ameican Prospect, In These Times, The Nation, and Z.

    As I recall, it had no real advertisements.  It was simply a compendium of op-eds and editorial cartoons.  Maybe it's changing.  

    "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." -- Voltaire

    by WaitingForLefty on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 11:04:35 PM PDT

  •  It's a great publication (1+ / 0-)
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    Black Max

    I have subscribed to Liberal Opinion for many years and love it. It is a weekly compilation of current newspaper columns from well-known syndicated liberal columnists all around the country, and nothing else. Molly Ivins, Norm Solomon, Bill Press, Deb Price, I think Maureen Dowd, and so on. I am spacing out the bigger names because it is late and I don't have a copy around to refresh my memory -- I pass them  on to a coworker, who in turn eventually highlights certain items and sticks them in the mailbox of her conservative neighbor! So it's very reputable but not the kind of publication that accepts freelance work. Probably an older subscriber base; I first heard of it because my mom (age 81 now) subscribes and her demographic is not into online news/opinion access.

  •  Thanks to everyone for the info (0+ / 0-)

    Doesn't sound like the kind of publication that would be of any use for me and my site, but it does its thing and does it fairly well.  I've been to the Liberal Opinion and Conservative Chronicle web sites; they are, indeed, the same people as far as I can tell.

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