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Bernie Sanders and His Mittens Steal the Show at Biden's Inauguration
"If you've been on social media much the last 24 hours, chances are you've seen several means of Senator Bernie Sanders sitting alone in a chair I president Bynes inauguration wearing those hard to miss oversized brown and white mittens. Well, if you're wondering, the mittens were made in Sanders home State of Vermont given to him in 2018 by a teacher, and according to Buzzfeed News, the mittens are made from repurposed wool sweaters and lined with police made from recycled
Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store
"Buzzfeed reports. That apple warned social network parlor. Friday that it quote is not effectively moderating and removing content that encourages illegal activity and poses a serious risk of the health and safety of users in direct violation of parlors own terms of service further chief executive. John mattes said in a parlor posts. That apple does not hold twitter and facebook to the same standard apple gave parlor twenty four hours to take action or be removed from the app.
Top 10 Films of 2020
"Michael and tasha are gonna come back. We're going to get to. I'm going to call it the consensus between the four of us top two films of the year. Because there's a fair amount of crossover. We didn't maybe all put them in exactly the same slots but it's close enough and we'll also hear the other movies that round out their top five of the year but to get started is a longtime friend of the show formerly of film spotting. Svu with matt singer and critic for buzzfeed alison willmore. This is her choice for the number one film of the year. Hey films leading team. It's alison willmore here from the late almost budding. Svu podcast hoping. I'm slipping voicemail in with enough time under the wire. My favorite movie of the year is buck. Arou- the greatest neo-western anti-colonialist most dangerous game variants. That you'll see this year And also just kind of incredible exhilarating disturbing work that if feel keeps Showing me new things. The more i kind of think on it and revisit it so definitely a feel for twenty twenty For many reasons and one worth checking out if you haven't gotten to it yet it's not right. It's been a tough year guys but hopefully the next one will be better. I mean not so. I don't know about you but i am still wrestling with back row. And i i saw it caught up with it because i had seen so many lists including allison's And it was kind of on my radar all year. Long in one i had to catch up with and sort of squeeze it in here at the end so maybe not entirely fair viewing. I glad i had the experience. I'm just not entirely sure. What sort of experience i had. Which maybe you can. sense from. Allison's voicemail there it's just it's it's wild. It's it's maybe insane. It's i think my first viewing was. I really was intrigued by all of those ideas and genres that were coming you But on a for sitting like they never it. Didn't like really hit me directly in the experience. I almost needed. There are two different groups here. There's this small town of this village really. And then there's this this group of I guess they're americans who come for. We won't give too much. We don't spoil too much but neither of those. I needed more context for both of those sections of the film for registering for me as anything more than like this intellectual experiment. I guess which is kind of how. I did appreciate it. I'm at last. I can say. No i i did as well. I think described it this way for our listeners who support us on patriot and we did some bonus content and i mentioned back arouse being basically battle royale but mixed with the seven samurai and there's probably seven other films you could merge with this movie it does feel truly uniquely its own and that's why it's worth seeing but it's also this weird kind of mashup hybrid of other types of movies. We've seen before. So i am curious to hear what our listeners think about back row came out a long time ago right earlier in the year. Yeah i think so. We just caught up with it. But maybe as it is appearing on more or less like allison's in that number one slot more people are experiencing it and maybe more people can explain to us josh. What we miss definitely worth seeing not gonna make our top ten definitely not gonna come up here in our top five. Why don't you go ahead and get started all right so you heard mentioned there that earlier. My top ten. I had dick johnson dead number six actually right after it. I have another film that deals with dementia. In dick johnson is dead. That is the struggle that Her father kirsten johnson director. Dick johnson is facing and they explore that in a very unique way In that documentary but a very different way than my number five pick explores relic This is a horror film. And in her. Directing debut. Natalie eric james. She basically chooses to confront dementia via metaphorical horror. So the main character is an adult daughter played by emily mortimer who votes her aging mother played by robin navid in rural australia. And this is on a family estate. A family home that's been held for generations and as the movie goes on the walls in this home gradually disintegrate It's a very you know. Obvious symbol for what's happening to her mother But the movie the just the way. The movie handles this. Metaphor is delicate. creepy scary unsettling frightening and it captures all of the emotions that you know you would have in the mundane experience of an ageing parent with dementia it. It makes dementia demonic and liberalizes. That which you know how it can feel. Even if you're not in this sort of heightened scenario and so. I just think that's a strong that such a strong visceral connection to make and natalie erica jeans Just handles it so expertly. Her command of the genre. Here is is astonishing and i think why relic landed on my list and this high is it's ending which i am not going to give away but this is where you know you might be saying especially horror isn't for you. Oh i get it. I get the metaphor. I can imagine what happens. i don't need to see it. You know But this ending manages to involve body horror unconditional love in a way that was completely jarring Of a piece of the horror genre but also incredibly moving and that was kind of like when the movie concluded that way. I was like okay. This is one that's Not only am. I appreciate but probably gonna end up sticking with me to the end of the year
Sherwin Williams Fires Tik-Tok Sensation, Painting a Cautionary Tale
"Listen up. It's a great lesson for any business leader or marketer and a whole lot of schadenfreude of fun. well sherwin williams america's biggest paint company. Just got its comeuppance from a tiny florida rival and tiktok loving college kid and embarrassing. Faux pas by sherwin williams is the very example of a culture clash between behind the times corporate america and gen z creativity. Now perhaps like millions of us stuck at home. You've been on a painting. Bench come on admitted. Maybe you've even seen tony. Pilo pilarcitos tiktok channel tone. Stir paints until. Recently the ohio university business student worked at an athens. Ohio sherwin williams store a job loved in fact he so excited about paint that he started a tiktok channel on which he simply mixes paint typically with hip hop music playing in the background watching pillow saito. Mix paint whether it's a gray for sherwin williams shopper or the viral video in which he tints paint by mixing in real. Blueberries has proven to be oddly mesmerizing and incredibly popular. The paint mixing artists has more than one point. Two million tiktok followers. His short videos routinely receive half a million likes even more in fact it took pilarcitos tone stir paints virtually no time to go viral. According to buzzfeed the sixth video asano ever posted got more than a million views. So pilo saint did what any enterprising college senior might do. He whipped up a presentation for sherwin williams marketing department with such a huge following. Figured he could show the eighteen billion dollar company a thing or two about using tiktok to attract younger gen z shoppers. Alas his plan backfired for a while. Anyway rather than using enthusiasm about the million plus followers sherwin williams could have for free. The company fired him according to peel asano. The student told his story. On where else tiktok. He says sherwin williams marketing department. I ignored him but later they called the loss prevention department. Which accused peeler say no of stealing paint and making the videos on company time. He admitted to making some videos. While on the job at says he purchased the paint. He used no matter. Sherwin williams accused him of gross misconduct including quote seriously embarrassing. The company or its products at age reported one could easily argue that sherwin williams has its marketing covered and doesn't need any rogue creatives on its payroll. The paint giant suffered a bit during the early pandemic lockdowns but since then has surged with home sales renovations and diy decorating projects on the upswing. We all seem to be buying paint along with flour booze and toilet paper the today show points out. That's pushed sherwin williams sales up about five percent. The companies also persuading more and more customers to purchase premium paints as a result profits soared twenty one percent in the third quarter according to the motley fool. But this sort of publicity. Well that's not something. Any company would want news appeal. Santos firing elicited disdain on social media on twitter. One observer said some not so nice things about the presumed age of the marketing department. Staffers hello baby boomers and added that they quote missed out on a cutting edge marketing campaign for your products. That's why bear painting. Kelly moore paint or going to outsell. Y'all close quote an industry publication at age quoted. Pr executive andrew cross of agency walker sands cross said sherwin williams sent a signal as loud as it was unintentional that employees. Who do what they're told or more valuable than employees who think outside the box out cross added that the company had quote stifled ingenuity sherwin. Williams are the biggest beneficiaries of the outrage. And they were quick to take advantage of an opportunity. Lost pilo says he received job offers from bear. Benjamin moore and other major paint brands but he chose a role with regional chain. Florida paints the ohio university senior plans to finish studies online provided. He's not too busy. Establishing what will be his very own custom line of paint colors. Oh and keeping that tiktok channel up featuring colors only from florida paints saint story is now a marketing. Fabled should be repeated in entrepreneurship classes at business schools everywhere and perhaps quickly forgotten on purpose the boardroom sherwin williams
Man who found Forrest Fenn's famed treasure reveals identity
"So in an episode over the summer i talked about the treasure which had finally been found by an anonymous treasure hunter in june and after being adamant that he never wanted to reveal his identity. The finder of the treasure chest has just gone public blowing. The lid on most of his secrets in an article written by a fellow treasure hunter. In outside a quick recap though forest finn was an air force pilot who later opened an art gallery in santa fe new mexico one filled with plenty of forgeries as arts as tried to do people unclear in nineteen eighty eight. He received a terminal cancer diagnosis and decided to hide treasure chest in some outdoor location for people to find but then he recovered from the cancer. Still he didn't wanna give up on his treasure hunt idea so fast forward to two thousand and ten when quoting outside thin treasure chest containing gold and other valuables estimated to be worth at least a million dollars somewhere in the rocky mountains not long after he published a memoir called the thrill of the chase which included a mysterious twenty four line poem that if solved would lead searchers to the treasurer fended suggested the loot was secretive. Way at the place where he had envisioned lying down to die back when he believed his cancer diagnosis terminal since the hunt began in two thousand ten many thousands of searchers had gone out in pursuit at least five of them losing their lives in the process and the chase became an international story and quote. And yeah i mean the whole thing really has been a wild story people have lost their lives and livelihoods there have been countless lawsuits. You can read all kinds of articles about that have been published over the last ten years leading up to this year when in june the treasurer was finally found and the man who found it decided to stay anonymous because he knew how intense the community of treasure hunters is any feared for his safety but then quickly announced that he had met the winner and verified. He indeed had found the chest the to also decided to keep the location a secret so that it wouldn't become a kind of tourist site where people might injure themselves getting there were risk damaging the nature around it but all of that anonymity lack of closure did not sit well with people who had dedicated years of their lives to finding the treasure there was instant suspicion and then in september fourth fin passed away. The one man who could maybe smooth things over was gone and those left behind were even more dedicated to making sure. His wishes were upheld. With all of that has come a number of court cases in particular one from a woman claiming that the finder of the treasure hacked her emails to steal part of the puzzle that she herself had solved. She doesn't seem to have too much of a case however since she thought the chest was in new mexico and it turned out to be in wyoming but the case is still proceeding in the winner knew that his name would be released to the public as it goes on so he decided to preempt that by outing himself on his own terms the winner. Is jack still a thirty two year. Old medical student originally from michigan. He's keeping as many personal details as possible under wraps to protect his privacy but he does have a bit of a digital paper trail before to med school. He worked briefly at the onion and as a freelance writer. In fact he is the guy who wrote that totally inaccurate article eight years ago trying out matthew inman of the oatmeal as a far right wing. Republican in article buzzfeed had to issue a public apology for and which. I didn't realize until today that i still believed even after meeting matthew in minutes out by south west that same year back in two thousand twelve and discovering that he was a super nice guy. I still thought. Oh but some article made it. Seem like he secretly a jerk. I wonder if that's true. Which is a lesson for me in media literacy and not believing everything that i read especially when it seems pretty off base but also for all of us that no matter how many corrections or apologies you might issue online. There will still be tons of people who only ever see the mistake. That's a lesson that jack stiff learned early on in his career as a comedy writer and is probably part of why he has taken so many pains to remain anonymous in the case of backlash to him finding the prize. If and win all the court cases die down. What will still do with his findings. What does one do with an actual. The goodness treasure loaded up with jewels and artifacts. Stuff says he'll use it to pay off his student so yup the most accurate millennial answer possible to coming into unexpected fortune of. I still have to get the chest appraised which he hasn't done yet and between fins knack for forgeries and his wish that part of the chest displayed publicly so people can visit it. Who knows how much stuff will actually end up getting for all of his efforts but we finally have a few more pieces to the story. If you want to learn more keep an eye out for a book coming out next year called chasing the thrill written by daniel barbara. The writer and fellow treasure hunter. Who got checks to to go public
In Marketing Misstep, Sherwin Williams Fires TikTok Paint Sensation
"Well sherwin williams america's biggest paint company. Just got its comeuppance from a tiny florida rival and tiktok loving college kid and embarrassing. Faux pas by sherwin williams is very example of a culture clash between behind the times corporate america and gen z creativity. Now perhaps like millions of us stuck at home. You've been on a painting bench. Come on admitted. Maybe you've even seen tony pilarcitos. Tiktok channel tone stir paints until recently the ohio university business student worked at an athens. Ohio sherwin williams store a job. He loved in fact he so excited about paint that he started a tiktok channel on which he simply mixes paint typically with hip hop music playing in the background watching pilo saito. Mix paint whether it's a custom gray for sherwin williams shopper or the viral video in which he tents paint by mixing in real. Blueberries has proven to be oddly mesmerizing and incredibly popular. The paint mixing artist has more than one point. Two million tick tock followers. His short videos routinely receive half a million likes or even more. In fact it took pilarcitos knows. Tone stir paints virtually no time to go viral. According to buzzfeed the sixth video peterson ever posted got more than a million views. So pilo oh did what any enterprise in college senior might do. He whipped up a presentation for sherwin williams marketing department with such a huge following. Figured he could show the eighteen billion dollar company. A thing or two about using tiktok to attract younger jen's e shoppers alas. His plan backfired for a while. Anyway rather than using enthusiasm about the million plus followers sherwin williams could have for free. The company fired him according to peel asano. The student told his story. On where else tiktok. He says sherwin williams marketing department. I ignored him but later they call the loss prevention department which accused lozano of stealing paint and making the videos on company time. He admitted to making some videos while on the job but says he purchased the paint. He used no matter. Sherwin williams accused him of gross misconduct including quote seriously embarrassing the company or its products at age reported One could easily argue that sherwin. Williams has its marketing covered and doesn't need any rogue creatives on its payroll. The paint giant suffered a bit during the early pandemic lockdowns but since then has surged with home sales renovations and diy decorating projects on the upswing. We all seem to be buying paint along with flour booze and toilet paper the today show points out. That's pushed sherwin williams sales up about five percent. The companies also persuading more and more customers to purchase premium paints as a result profits soared twenty one percent in the third quarter according to the motley fool. But this sort of publicity. Well that's not something. Any company would want news. Appeal san hose firing elicited disdain on social media on twitter. One observer said some not so nice things about the presumed age of the marketing department. Staffers hello baby boomers and added that they quote missed out on cutting edge marketing campaign for your products. That's why bear painting. Kelly moore paint or going to outsell. Y'all close quote and industry publication adage pr executive andrew cross of agency walker sands cross said sherwin williams sent a signal as loud as it was unintentional that employees. Who do what they're told or more valuable than employees who think outside the box out cross added that the company had quote stifled ingenuity sherwin. Williams rivals are the biggest beneficiaries of the outrage. And they were quick to take advantage of an opportunity. Lost piano says he received job offers from bear. Benjamin moore and other major paint brands but he chose a role with regional chain. Florida paints the ohio university senior plans to finish his studies online provided he's not too busy. Establishing what will be his very own custom line of paint colors. Oh and uh keeping that tiktok channel up featuring colors only from florida paints. Saint story is now a marketing fables. Sure to be repeated in entrepreneurship classes at business schools everywhere and perhaps quickly forgotten on purpose in the boardroom and sherwin williams
Illinois mayor’s niece admonishes him for attending wedding in Florida without mask
"Of an Illinois mayor. Is blasting. Uncle for attending a large wedding here in Florida. He was huddled. Closely and photographed with relatives who weren't wearing face coverings, and this was just days after floating a potential mass mandate in his city. Yeah. Wow. Kristen Shaw, Rico who was a co host of YouTube's The Kitchen and Jordan Show or your own show and a former Buzzfeed personality, publicly criticized her uncle Naperville, Illinois Mayor Steve Cheri Co. Or she Eriko for attending his daughter's nuptials in Naples. Here in Florida. A photo surfaced purportedly From this party surfaced on Twitter. He's not sorry, and that's tremendous insult to you and your families. So here's the knee's going after her uncle, the mayor of Naperville, Illinois, Illinois, He should be held accountable. Demand updates You belong to this community, too. Again. This is a story of what do as I say, not as I do what he thought he could leave Illinois. And nobody would be watching him. Come on.
TikTok star Charli D'Amelio first to hit 100m followers
"A major milestone was reached on tiktok over the weekend. Charlie became the first person to hit one hundred million followers on the platform. Joining us now to talk about it is buzzfeed's own ben. Henry good afternoon doing rate so there are a couple things to unpack here a lot. We obviously wanna talk about charlie. But i this is really major moment for tiktok it really signals. They've transitioned from being used as this teen singing and dancing apt to something else. What's behind the explosion. I think for quarantine in town house a lot to deal with it. I think teams on looking for a way to kind of express And tiktok does that better than any other out because it actually requires you to think about what you're posting and have some kind of thought process behind. It is not posting a pretty picture or anything. so yeah. I think that's probably student at cancer. Got much more time on their hands down. You know the big question. Though within all of this is why charlie herself i mean how did she get so popular. She's really cute. She's a good dancer but there are a lot of better dances at their the platform. So what's driving interest to her right now. I think it's quite a few different things. But i think timing is for key Charlie status like jeans when z nineteen. Ish and i think timing has a lot to do with it. That's roughly around Starts get really big. I via on yeah. I think as people start to join the app. They associate charlie with took tiktok on when they want to people. That's probably one of the first people. I think that following on. I just think it's like a snowball effect of just. She's possibly associate with tiktok. So i i think of other anti i think she has like a purchase I think people can look at her teens and be like she succeeded. She was She's from like a small town. Like i can be too so i think probably is popular appeal but something i always pick. Charlie is that i see a girl of privilege economic privilege. I'm assuming because at how seems to be not something she just moved into. This makes for talk to me about her parents background. She she rich girl is at. What's making her aspirational for young people. Parent's very supportive of Occc and i think it sets The parents were winning to move out so with the family. Just up sticks and guy like it wasn't just like big decision to make. I think she does come from kurdish backgrounds. And i think quite used to have that lifestyle. And it's just been enhanced by charlie and dixies. Success says discourage them so all of this which is also very much of no All of it comes after a very minor scandal from charlie that disastrous dinner with the demilio video after which she was initially losing followers. A lot of people were talking about. How rude she was to both her guest. James charles and her personal chef. But you're saying that behavior was not why her numbers dropped. What was really going on there yet. It was really interesting because public theme. She did seem to be factor. Howard dixie makes. He could read comments to the chef and about the but if the number as dixies at numbers increasing on tiktok she getting two hundred thousand fellows on the day on charlie's numbers across all over social media platforms that just to switzerland. Youtube will also improving. The problem did seem to be the fact that she made a very bad about not reaching one hundred million followers in time so high year anniversary. And i think people kind of took the is grateful and wants his to kind of teacher. Lesson like with once Indisposition we can take it away. And she lost a lot of other very quickly evaluation glossed over five hundred thousand and i think in the end. Total of moody million so i love pettiness and people like girl begins and we can take away. There was like a trend going on where people are videos. They realized that they were potentially one hundred million solo and they were pressing follow and change your hundred million and then unfollowing ended guards to ninety nine point nine huge thing. Oh just get power and they love it. God i love this dockers
Why People Leave the Church
"Why people leave the church now. I know there are thousands most likely of articles and blog posts and youtube videos and sermons on why people leave the church. But you're going get this one from a pastor's kid not some random buzzfeed joe schmo. I don't want to hear it so this is for a few reasons to show church leaders and what to watch out for. I know they've already got plenty of books and other stuff to help them understand this stuff but when it comes from a real life perspective of someone that hasn't left the church. I've left the church. But i understand why people have and i've seen plenty of people do it and i've had plenty of opportunities to leave the church. So if a passive listening to this and they've already gone through all of the different series and books and other ideas they had. Maybe this one is the one for. You is also encouraged people still in the church to watch out for this and their own lives and help others and they'll identify those who've left and maybe someday. I'll tell my own story about the way that i could have left the church and why didn't and there are two main reasons. People leave the church non including losing faith because of a tragedy. And i'll cover that a little bit part to you're not excavated not count if you've experienced trag- tragedy and you've lost faith and god of the church. It's not that you don't count since that it's not. It's not exactly the same reasoning that i'm going to cover in part one. Okay all right so reason one why people leave the church now. I wanna put a disclaimer. Here this is not endorsing leaving. The church bible says the now forsake the gathering together of the levers as some have done. And there's plenty of reasons especially during this corona virus season to not go back to church when it when it when it eventually lifts and we can go back and person on a mass scale right. This is not endorsing leaving the church but in the interest of being empathetic and understanding on and make sure that your voices are heard. And i understand why you've left okay reason one. They've been unjustly hurt. Slash accused slice objected or not given enough answers to a question that they had and either were afraid to ask or they weren't allowed to ask it sometimes happens to parents or families and that's why the kids leave to you know whether it was a sin in your life that people continue for or simply just drama gossip. It happens a lot but the other part of like you know like the sending her life or drama or gossip our like so unjustly accused. The unjustly accused did happen to my family. But my family. And i didn't leave the church and it's happening many others that i've known and they have lost faith in the body of christ and by extension eventually in. God so i. I want to apologize.
Kayleigh McEnany said Trump wasn't given an 'orderly transition of power' in 2016.
"Of Kayleigh Mcenany. I think it's a longer tape. It's like two minutes, right. I want to give Kayleigh mcenany the floor for one of the most comprehensive and should be viral clips. Of exactly how Democrats have been treating President Trump the last four years play tape. Talked about and identify the real potential for fraud with mass Valin voting also something that I would notice just we talked a lot about transfer of power in the election, and it's worth remembering that this president was never given an orderly transition of power. His presidency was never accepted. In fact, before theologian his election we know Crossfire Hurricane was launched by Peter struck to pursue a baseless allegations about the president's ties with Russia. That's before he was president, trying to subvert the will of the American people we know. In August, Peter Struck, wrote a text message about an insurance policy. Against a trump presidency once again, trying to silence the voice of the American people on in 2016, you know, in October that there was a five a warrant if ISA warrant taking out to spy on the Trump campaign And the American people spoke, and they spoke commandingly in electing President Trump. Despite all of the odds and what happened after he was elected, you had 70 lawmakers say We're not coming to his inauguration. Democratic lawmakers you had Elizabeth Warren saying. We're going to attempt to obstruct the trump transition by urging the Government Accountability Office to investigate the incoming trump transition. In January of that year. You had President Obama have a by the book meetings. Where they talked about the Logan Act, using that act to go after Lieutenant General Michael Flynn just before the inauguration, you had Buzzfeed promoting and publishing this bogus Steele dossier that's been widely debunked. I'm in for two years. You have the basis. Mueller investigation, which search for collusion, found none and exonerated President Trump
BuzzFeed to Acquire HuffPost in Stock Deal With Verizon Media
"Other deal of the day is it sale of Huffpost to Buzzfeed Rice and also becomes a minority owner of Buzzfeed, which is hoping to use Verizon's ad platform. To reach more readers and viewers for its content.
Transforming Your Marketing Plays With Jackie Lipnicki
"Joined by Jackie Lipnicki an account executive at New Relic and she's got some very interesting strategies to share with us Jacky. Thank you for joining the show. Thank you for having me happy to be yeah, we're excited to have you and before we get going if you can just tell us a little bit about yourself off then in about New Relic sure. So I started out as an SDR. I moved my way up through the chain eventually was an Str manager for a while and now I've been an account executive officer of the last year and half or so, I'm currently at New Relic and for those of you who don't know what New Relic is ultimately we are working with IP professionals basically make sure that they have digital experiences that work for their customers. So when you and I are engaging with software we want to work world and so we help them to do that. Awesome. Awesome job. Um, okay, so so let's get into it. And when we we talked about doing a podcast one of the things you mentioned that was super interesting to me and I think will be interesting to the audience age is you at a previous company you guys in deployed a like a quiz to call strategy and I'd love for you to just share how that wage. And what the results were there. Yeah. So my first job ever worked for was for in the techspace was a Content marketing company and they both interactive content and one of those things where you know quizzes assessments and for us as a sales team, we would basically leverage those quizzes and send those out to our prospects and they would fill out a series of questions and they were often times fun and lighthearted and you know kind of like a buzzfeed style of if you were whatever industry you're selling to if you were this kind of dog You know, whatever. What would you be if you did this, what would you look like? And then we throw in some hard-hitting questions that were more in line with what we needed as far as what's your maturity level in this space So at the end of the fact is we would get all the results back and it would give us as FDR's and his account Executives the ability to go and then target the people that we could see were answering questions that clearly have pains in the line to what we could solve for them. And so an example might be that if you're a demand gen marketer working for the IG security space, you might ask some questions like, you know, if you were a security system, which would you be if you were trying to figure out where your weaknesses are what would you say your biggest weakness is if you were this or that and so those questions were kind of Surfing some great answers for us and help us with our targeted messaging. Yeah. So as a sales rep if they you know, if I'm I'm thinking about this if I'm a prospect I get a quiz. Yeah might feel wage. Up out more likely than respond to a cold email to say Hey, you know like we've got this great solution for you, you know, not that I've never responded to a cold email. But but it just I mean we all know like he rarely respond to those things, but the quiz I would probably fill out if I thought it was pertinent to me now on the sgr side of things I could see the huge benefit being you've got some relevant information and the timing was right there cuz I feel like timing is almost everything in sales rep. I think it's really great from a timing perspective. But it also does a really good job, especially if the quiz is done right of having strong brand awareness because now that person who's been through a quiz has already seen your logo. They've already gotten familiar with you. They've already decided that there's some level of trust and credibility and their treats and so when they get this phone call and it's from Jackie, let me get New Relic and they just have a quiz with New Relic yesterday. And I know the things that they're struggling with it's much more exciting and impactful for that Prospect to say, yeah, I'll give you a shot. I'll hear you out. I'm interested. Obviously. That's why I took the quiz in the first place. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, that's awesome. Okay. Well, I I love that idea. I think it's an awesome strategy people can can try it. I think I might try to get our marketing team to do it will have to figure out a good quiz. So when you guys were making these quizzes was it you mentioned it was like a mix of like fun questions and then the questions with the information that you guys needed. Where did you strike the balance? They're dead. It really depends on the tone of your company and what you're trying to accomplish. So, you know, there are quizzes Which are typically like under five questions are usually pretty light and are more. Of funnel just generating that awareness do assessments which are a little bit more mid funnel which is when you're really just kind of going and you're asking 25 questions and trying to get a little bit more serious one quiz, we did at my last company. We were we basically helped small medium businesses with their blogging strategy. And so we made a quiz that was how much for blogging strategy would you say that you're you know, a seed a little plant or a full grown tree. Would you say that your blogging strategy is mostly you know, sending an email once a week once a month or once a year. And so some of the questions for us just gave us insight into what they were currently doing. But for them it was also fun to be like, oh what am I am? I am mature. Am I this and I thought so long Jim's were a little more well-rounded to be engaging and user-friendly.
Kraft Under Fire for Sexualizing Mac n Cheese
"When you think of macaroni and cheese what comes to mind comfort food and easy cheap meal for you your kids or your broke college student or something more risque. Wait if I confused you just now clearly, you miss the drama that happened earlier this month for kraft, Heinz the maker of the number one boxed Mac and cheese in America wound up embroiled in controversy over an ad campaign that most definitely attracted attention to celebrate National Noodle Day October six. In case you missed it on your calendar Somehow Kraft Heinz launched a playful campaign suggesting people send nudes that is noodles to friends and family. The double meaning of course was intentional sending nudes could mean sending nude photos in some of their ads, pictures of a box of Mac and cheese were deliberately out of focus as if the company was hiding something you know. And video featured former Saturday night live actor Vanessa Bayer. Trying to make the distinction between noodles and nudes. It's been pulled from crafts social channels, which I'll get to in a minute but take a listen clear not advocating you send nudes to anyone I'm talking about news not news I want there to be no confusion do not send nudes definitely send news even as it sent social media into a tizzy the campaign was a hit twenty thousand comfort loving tweeter took the brand up on its offer to mail free boxes of the cheesy stuff to loved ones. But unless you subscribe to the theory that all publicity is good publicity, the backlash created a craft crisis parents tore into the multibillion dollar brand on instagram. They said sexualizing macaroni was inappropriate for kids and accused craft of inciting children to send nude pictures. Many angry viewers threatened to ban kraft MAC and cheese from their pantries and turn instead to rivals like Annie's Mac and cheese owned by General Mills, some threatened to boycott. All craft products and some critics went even further according to buzzfeed Cunanan supporters got into the act. buzzfeed describes Cunanan as a collective delusion believers in what has also been called a right wing conspiracy theory subscribed to a number of different baseless notions including that something called the deep state promotes child sex trafficking buzzfeed reported that some Cunanan believers accused craft hines of using it's Mac and cheese nudes campaign for just this purpose. In the end, the company pulled its campaign in a statement brand officials stated, blandly, we sincerely appreciate and hear all of your feedback. As it happened, the news promotion was intended to end only a few days after it began anyway, whether craft considers its campaign, a win or a loss is hard to tell at the moment but consider this not only did craft managed to. Give away thousands of boxes of noodles but the controversy generated thousands of mentions on social media and in the press also keep in mind that making processed foods. Sexy is not a new idea for kraft. Heinz back in February of Twenty nineteen long before our world was upended, the company ran an actual ad on a porn site likening Mac and cheese attraction to addiction to. Well something else entirely that adds steely promoted devour a kraft Heinz frozen food line. That made headlines and sales. It's a big deal for consumer packaged foods players like Kraft Heinz Kellogg in Unilever Comfort food sales have fattened up during the pandemic now officials from Kraft Heinz, and Kellogg promised market very aggressively during the second half of this year to keep momentum up according to industry publication marketing dive given the ferocious rivalry between giant packaged food companies. There's really only one conclusion to draw about a brand that doesn't just go to the edge of tasteful nece but jumps right over it. Even today's cancel culture craft Heinz knows. Exactly. What it's doing.
How to get a job in podcasting
"Hi, my name is Karen from carry on France the crew in American podcast, and my question is, how do I leverage my current skills as an independent podcast for a full time job in the podcast industry? Thank you. Thanks for your question Karen. It's so great that you love podcasting so much you want to turn that into your full time job. So in this episode, we're GONNA break down some jobs you can find in podcasting With the ones that require maybe just one skill and then moving onto ones that require a little bit more know how Job Number one is podcast editing. Now, if you really geek out on the technical aspects of audio, this job is for you. So all it really requires a you take your clients raw audio and mix it, master it, and then edited down to the final episode in which you give back to your client. There are a lot of podcasters that would love to outsources part of the production process including me. Now I outsource the editing of my episodes because I find that it frees up my time for things that I'm better suited at such as finding guests for my interviews, creating the cover art for each episode and even writing the scripts for podcasts. Job Number two is graphic design. So when you're talking about graphic design specific to podcasting, we're talking about cover art episode art or even images for social media. Now, you can definitely branch out on your own and find clients that way or you can go on platforms such as ninety nine designs and bid on jobs. Job Number, three is consulting. Yes. All of the skills that you hook built over time is going to be really valuable for other podcasters and they're gonna be willing to pay good money for it. So some of these would include consulting a podcast on different marketing tactics maybe how to grow girls show or increase the number of subscribers. It could even be listening to episode of theirs and providing feedback on maybe how the host is engaging with the gas or even the structure of the episodes. Job Number Four is marketing services. Now, under this job, there are lots of different things that you can do to help your clients market their podcasts. So that could include creating OUGHTA grams or images to promote on social media. It could even include writing an email newsletter to help promote episodes that way or it can mean taking in episodes and repurposing them into blog posts in other different types of written content. So they can spread their content far, and why now again since there's so many different ways that someone can market their podcast you can have the freedom to create as many different packages in pricing that you would like to offer. Job Number five is content creator. So you can take your existing podcast or create a new one and build up an audience or a fan base that they're willing to buy from you, and that could be in the form of your own product and services like courses or e books. So for my own podcast beyond the dollar I've been able to earn money as a content creator. I've created courses I've done some coaching and I've even written. Multiple books to help by audience learn more about money, and because of all of these efforts I've been able to earn at least five figures over the years just doing that another way you can earn money from your podcast as a contact. Creator is through affiliate income, and all this means is that you are promoting other people's products and services, and then when your audience buys from that company, you are a little bit of a kickback or commission. Job Number, six is done for you services. So here is where you're going to be producing the episode from start to finish. So all you do is you take your clients raw audio you edit it, create the episode are all the social media images and even all the way to uploading it to your clients podcast host. Now, clients are going to pay a premium for this because you're doing everything for them. Now, who is interested in this it's essentially business owners or companies who want to be seen as a leader in the industry or want to find a way to use content marketing to earn more money for their business. Job? Number. Seven is to get a job at a podcast network or any media company. So think companies like NPR or Gimblett were going to be part of a production team for their very highly produced podcast or you can think smaller companies or even media companies like vox or Buzzfeed, or they're going to need help with creating podcast content. So if you're interested in getting a job like this, here are few ways that. You can do it. The first way is to subscribe to hot pod. Now, this is a weekly industry newsletter that talks about the podcast industry at large, and then they're also some job listings in their classifieds section. The second way is to network with others in the industry. So if you do an online search there, lots of meet ups related to the podcasting or media industry, and you can attend those virtually or in person. and. Another way is to go to the media companies website the you want to work for. So think Air Wolf or vice and go to their jobs or career section, and just take a look and see any jobs related to podcasting. Thanks for setting us your question Carryanne
Language Apps Emerge as Lockdown Leaders
"Do wonder just we w Brown as you present business wars daily savant device ACC September. See there while some of spent pandemic free time baking sour dough bread or painting watercolours others chose more. Academic pursuits including learning new skills and even new languages online learning surge during lockdowns linked in learning, which offers online courses. Three times as many people used its offerings. This July compared to last language APP duo lingo also benefited from bad behavior shift. The company lured learners with the promise of letting you quote, learn a new language for free. Forever it's number of US users jumped nearly one hundred, fifty percent between March, twenty nineteen and March. Twenty twenty. The duo lingo look is based around Games bite lessons, include listening exercises, flash cards, and multiple choice questions to help you hone new words and phrases answer a question correctly and you get points. Other exercises make you race against the clock. The APP also connects users learning the same language. So they can practice communicating one study found that thirty four hours of duo lingo learning could get you as proficient as a university class even. Before the pandemic, the APP had become something of a pop culture phenomenon I. Well, it's fun and it's also widely known for its quirky sentences and phrases. Duo Lingo users may find lessons teaching them how to say bow down before your God or what a rude Dolphin along with more useful turns of phrase according to Buzzfeed the company is using artificial intelligence to help improve its interface and become more effective in helping people learn. And it seems to be paying off the startup reached Unicorn status in December and has thirty million active users. But now, brand new online language company is taking a different approach to can is betting that the free time people are voting to online learning during the pandemic is going to evaporate as our lives gradually returned to their old frenetic pace. So why not pare down the language learning process to help you understand enough words to get by the companies headed by Taylor Niemann formerly of meditation APP head space and car leasing. APP. Fair investors just gave the two can't team. Three million dollars in seed funding to give it a shot to can isn't an APP but a free Google chrome extension install at the language you Wanna learn and Voila instant immersion. You'll start seeing words and phrases pop up as you browse you'll pick up vocabulary faster when you see it in context to Kansas plus you're saving time feeling bilingual take quizzes to measure your proficiency and earn achievements to keep you motivated to can currently supports Spanish French Italian German and Portuguese. Now too can won't make you fluent, but it will help you learn enough okabe learn to communicate the team says. Expansion packs give you topic specific collections of basic words and phrases. So if you break your leg in Mexico you can talk your way through the hospital at least one hopes. To can has a long way to go before matching dueling goes. Status, but it's vision for the future goes way beyond the language arena. Nieman. Told Tech Crunch that the company could apply the same concept to history science math or even general information perhaps then schoolteachers might actually encourage students to bring their phones to class imagine that.
Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'
"Ellen DeGeneres. Began the eighteenth season of her talk show today with an apology. Here's Cathy Park. Everybody summer good yeah. Mine was great. Ellen degeneres kicked off her new season with more than just laughs. I. Learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say, I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show her on air apology in front of a virtual audience address allegations of toxic work culture at the show reports published by Buzzfeed this summer allege senior managers engage in ramp rampant harassment and sexual misconduct. We have had a lot. Of conversations over the last few weeks about the show place what we want for the future, we have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter. The changes following an investigation by Warner media degeneres was not part of that review. Three of the shows top producers were eventually fired. Now, her longtime DJ twitch will help lead the daytime series, my co executive producer. The host also addressing claims that she hasn't always lived up to be kind mantra. Means that truth is I am that person that you see on TV I am also a lot of other things I. Sometimes I get sad I get mad I get anxious I get frustrated I get impatient and I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress today generous acknowledging Joe is to
Ellen DeGeneres addresses controversy in show's return
"Addressing the show's controversy on her first day back after hiatus, the generous open season 18 over show addressing the controversy that swirled around allegations of a toxic workplace and mixed it with her own brand of humor, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show. This is the Ellen DeGeneres Show. I am Ellen. Too generous. My name is there my name is there my name is on underwear during her monologue from the virtual audience Generous, also addressed allegations that she is not who she appears to be. The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things I sometimes I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. The allegations of abuse of behavior were published in a Buzzfeed article over the summer. Michelle
Lawyers allege abuse of migrant women by gynecologist for Georgia ICE detention center
"Some horrible allegations out of an ICE detention center in Georgia nurse at that facility and lawyers representing clients their claim that immigrant women are telling them. They are routinely being sent to gynecologist who performed unnecessary procedures including hysterectomy hysterectomies forced sterilizations the nurse Don Wildman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security earlier today Ms Wooden spoke to our own jacobs sober. Often warning what she has to say here in addition to this story itself is disturbing. You're quoting the complaint of saying that's his specialty. He's the uterus collector. Is that people refer to this doctor? That's how the detainees referred to this physician. Him is I had detained into s she said, well, what is he doing? Miss wooten collecting Alibi uteruses. And I just looked at her puzzle. Because I didn't have. The private company that runs detention facility released a statement that reads in part and we quote Lesao, corrections has a strict zero tolerance policy for any kind of inappropriate behavior in our facilities and takes all allegations of mistreatment. Seriously, our company strongly refutes these allegations and any implications of misconduct at the I. CDC that Detention Facility and a statement immigration and customs enforcement ice says, the accusations will be fully investigated. That's a quote they denied. Detainees are being used for experimental medical procedures. Adding quote I says, mission is to protect the homeland. And to swiftly and quickly remove people from the country. The health welfare and safety of ice detainees is one of the agency's highest priorities. Any assertion or claim to the contrary is false and intentionally misleading is also said, since two thousand, eighteen, two individuals from the facility were referred to doctors for hysterectomies. Now, NBC News, National Security, and justice correspondent Julia Ainsley has been following this story and joins US tonight Julia give us the benefit of your reporting talking to these women directly and trying to reach one of the attorneys in this case. So Brian, what we can tell you is that we have spoken to four attorneys who say that their clients who were in the Irwin County detention center in Georgia were sent to this doctor. His name is Mahindra Amine. That is the doctor that these lawyers each individually identified without us prompting his name we reached out to him and I've deficit. Someone picked up the phone like I'd be making an appointment as soon as I identified myself as a reporter. They hung up I was not able to get through to get a response from him because his lawyers told us that their clients that detainees said that they thought that he was unnecessarily harsh one had a client who reported bruising one had to clients who reported hysterectomies they found out later that they did not need that he told them that they had a cancerous condition that needed to be taken care of the agreed to the hysterectomy only to find out later that was not the case that they did not have to go that far with that procedure. But now here is what Dr Amine told buzzfeed again. NBC. News has not yet talk to this doctor, but he did say that. His lawyer said, the doctor is a highly respected physician who dedicated his adult life to treating the high risk underserved population in rural Georgia, and they believe that this allegations that started with the Whistle Blower Jacob spoke to that they believe that after they investigate allegations that Dr. I mean will be cleared of any wrongdoing and I will say all of these are allegations right now none of this has been presented in a court of Law Don wooten sent that complaint to the Inspector General of D. H. S. They will do their digging. She did not name names she did not even named this. Doctor she did not give dates. It was only from US speaking to lawyers with clients in this facility. Did we learn more of the story we've also learned that this doctor is someone who they send detainees to outside of the facility. He's not actually working in side for ice. One other detail though Brian that I did learn about this doctor is that in two thousand, fifteen, he and other doctors had to settle and pay over five hundred thousand dollars in civil penalties for Medicaid and Medicare fraud with the Justice Department that settlement and twenty, five hundred. So we're learning more but right now he's denying.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Us are going to merge into one one giant company so just out in the hallway? There is a team of bankers. And and we're just GonNa all go out and we'll hash it out and by the end of the day we should have. That would be real tough immigration though. Never mind that's probably not probably not a good idea. You talked to definitely were in some of those talks. What why didn't you guys make one of those deals? I mean we were never in a position where he felt like we had to make could be l.. Summit what I was saying in that interview. was that smaller players in the digital space Would probably really need to do a deal in part because I looked at this space in it felt like it was bifurcating to influence or type content creators who can build pretty decent decent businesses several hundred thousand to several million dollars a year with like one person or a small team and they had a lot of advantages advantages that big media companies don't have lower cost structure less rules and constraints in the kind of content. They could make in some cases is and they were there providing a lot of the content of the big platforms and so they are a huge force. And so I was looking at those kinds of companies and then I was looking looking at companies like like busby which is a several hundred million revenue and and the ability to build out all these diversified revenue sources is and generate more revenue for the content. We're creating because we have all these teams it infrastructures and support and it just felt like there were a lot of companies that were in the middle where they it didn't have the leanness of the influencers to be able to operate a more efficiently but they also didn't have the ability to bring in enough enough of the talent and business and things like that and so it felt like those those companies were in a position where they needed to needed to to merge and what about the bigger companies my employer of ice spot refinery. Maybe somewhere in the middle of the discussion we're having but the bigger your your company bigger companies merging urging as well. I don't think that there is as pressing a need. I think for the mid size companies that makes a lot of sense to join a bigger company the bigger the bigger digital digitally native companies I think Fox's at scale and can operate effectively buzzfeed's Swedes at at scale. There's a few you know a bigger companies that that that can do that. It could make sense for some of them to it could be. It could be make they could they could. You could see bigger combinations. That could make sense. But I don't think there's there's an urgency for it last question you said Ed in this memo that you WanNa buy a company called meet up. This is one of the many companies that we work bod and is now furiously trying to sell off and this is part of a strategy. You had paid social. Why did you meet up? And what does paid social. Look like for buzzfeed. I mean I had a vision for how meet up could be part of buzzfeed that I I was really excited about which was. Essentially we've been seeing more and more that our content is inspiring action in the world and whether it's transactions and our commerce business or or just people going on trips or trying things joining communities finding in discovering new phantoms. We see content really driving action and I thought that meet up could be another way to have something downstream from out where when people get excited engage with our content. They then connect with meet with people in the real world so that we could integrate an interesting way that would drive a lot of value this concept of paid social that in some ways it's counter to the current trend trend which is all the social platforms are free and available to everyone and then all the content companies are focused on paid and subscription models. uh-huh and what if you reverse that and you had a layer of content that was free across all platforms on the internet which is speeds approach. Cure all the best of the Internet. And then you combine that with paid aid social where you don't have two billion people on the platform you have a couple of hundred thousand here a million there and the consumers paying I wanNA pay. HBO With Like Minded People. People who share interests that I have so it would meet up. Meet up organizers pet you know pay a fee to be subscription to be able to bring people together. I think you're going to start to see more niche social things. People aren't just paying for content. They're paying to be in an in a social environment with like minded people without the harassment without all their data. Bean suck for advertising without some of the some of the negative things so niche communities and paid communities is an area that we're exploring and starting to think about and meet up could've accelerated it but I think there's other ways to to to build interest teen alternatives to the social networks that are smaller and more niche that could and and also provide new lines of revenue. Thanks again to join a party for sitting down with me. Thanks again to the folks at digital content next for hosting us. This is Rico media. I will see you next week..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"As journalists. You cannot get just right? I have to get it. All I get every single. Syllable. Correct. And this case I did not that I wrote that it was an explicit instruction. When in fact, the evidence now shows that it was not explicit. I'm Benjamin witness. And this is the law fair podcast April thirtieth two thousand nineteen on January seventeenth of this year. Buzzfeed news reported a blockbuster. The headline reads President Trump directed. His attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Moscow tower project. It was a remarkable story and within twenty four hours of its publication. The special counsel's office had issued an unprecedented statement taking issue with it, and describing unspecified components of it as quote inaccurate, unquote. It wasn't clear at the time. What parts of the story were inaccurate? And how much of it was true. But in light of the actual Muller report. We can now identify the parts of the story that had problems and the parts that did not the two reporters who wrote the story Anthony cormier. A and Jason Leopold joined me yesterday to do a kind of after action report on the story. How did they come to report what they report what parts of the story? Do they stand by what parts do they think they messed up on? How was the story sourced? And what does the discrepancy between the story and the Muller report tell us about the conduct of Donald Trump? It's the law. Fair podcast episode four hundred thirteen a BuzzFeed after action report with Leopold and cormier. All right before we talk about and do the kind of after action report on your guys story about Trump directing Michael Cohen to lie to congress. I wanna start actually much earlier, which is with some of the other stories that you guys have reported on the Trump Russia stuff because I. I think people tend to look at the story in a kind of vacuum. And I wanna situate it in the context of a much broader range of reporting that you guys did. So I which ever of you wants to take this a try let's start with a kind of overview of the work that you had done prior to January seventeenth two thousand nineteen. So, you know, we started covering the Trump administration really from the first offer stays at BuzzFeed news and both started. I started early January Jason shortly after that. And the editor asked us pretty simply to figure out what happened in twenty sixteen who are these characters involved what were their potential roles in twenty sixteen. What were they doing before that we started? I started personally to look Michael Cohen some of his own dubious business ceilings before he acts. We reached the Trump organization. Our job was never to really examine the dossier. But we knew the Toan in. This case was was a big part of that knew that he must have played some kind of role in twenty sixteen and began to look at what he had done. We were very fortunate to work with some pretty incredible sources who who gave us insight into not just Mr. Cohen. But eventually a number of entities, it surrounded Trump and his campaign in particular able to glean insight into their finances..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Download This Show
"Suddenly all the journals you start to lose that hoity-toity air when your doing follow up reporting that links to explosives so it becomes very hard to maintain that air. I think and I think it's incredibly disappointing and you talk about lying there. I mean, they they mentioned in the US office when the like lodge suedes if not the entire LGBTQ coverage division was decimated. They say what's the future of young queer media coverage now because you can't just do this to organizations because this certainly legacy broad Costa's and organizations bay not doing that kind of coverage in those some of those nations. So I guess this rises a few interesting questions about the future of this category. And we talk about BuzzFeed is being news ostensibly for young people, but it was a pretty diversified business. Right. So there was obviously we talk about the Thais tvos because hugely popular. I think there was a statment apologies if I get this wrong. But I think fifty percent of Americans had seen a tie stevia which. You've never seen was this little these little square video shot from above of somebody making something that kind of looks mostly like start a food, but it was really popular and very odd to from in terms of what the future of the business looks like the lost a lot of people is they business guy. Look different is the output going to change off the back of this. Donna. I mean, it's pens on what their investors think they've built equity in rise. So all of us who work in journalism and media, we obviously have friends who who work there and we've seen their great work. And we understand what they've done, but from paps called hot cash point of view. They may not think that that's right. They may be they may end up outsourcing journalists and trying to create the same level of coverage. But perhaps not have them on staff. Will outsourcing is an interesting point because it was big story about aspects of that that has been outsourced to great effect clip. Yeah. I mean, the head of the quizzes department we all scoff at quizzes on buzz fade. But when you've got area on the ground doing a, which of Grundy a you and saying, I got me. You know that these become touched contraception. Yeah. Cultural touch sons, and he tweeted out that one of the second highest creator of quizzes was just a community member out in the midwest. And they got one hundred twenty million page views for these quizzes that they created just for fun and BuzzFeed, essentially paid them with sending them a couple of bags and books are basically swag. The bucket of the clause from the back of the closet, essentially. Yeah, they have a really strong community member focus, and that's you can spin that one and say, we're really engage without raiders, which they are they definitely right from a perspective of working in nations. Trying to think about the rate of first, but also they can call on those rate is inside you want to be part of something bigger. Don't you want to write for us the fame and the glory that teenager gets from having BIC we on BuzzFeed as huge. But that means that the organizes the manages they don't have to pay those people. What was really interesting was. I saw a tweet from someone in the BuzzFeed news team who incidently wasn't laid off. But she said that BuzzFeed is currently hiring long editorial and video Philo 's in the past fellowship programs with three to four months and paid hourly wages with no benefits application advocation ju- today will layoffs are happening across the company affecting full-time employees in those same departments very spicy tweet from someone who still kept their job at BuzzFeed, but it points to a greater trained to rely. On interns, junior fellows, they might call them. I mean, BuzzFeed fellows has its own Twitter account of their hot takes there's a lot of a move towards that. And unfortunately, if you don't necessarily have I guess meteor onto standing or media training than they might be a whole generation of people coming up thinking that exposure is a great way to pay bills. But as a great Neo could Kaduna so the other day, I said, oh, that's really good. My rent is exactly two hundred exposures per wakes. That'll be great. You get a lotta citizen journalism. I think I think they might rely on that look it isn't just a story about BuzzFeed this way Huffington Post in the US is also allied off PayPal..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Download This Show
"Suddenly all the journals you start to lose that hoity-toity air when your doing follow up reporting that links to explosives so it becomes very hard to maintain that air. I think and I think it's incredibly disappointing and you talk about lying there. I mean, they they mentioned in the US office when the like lodge suedes if not the entire LGBTQ coverage division was decimated. They say, well, what's the future of young queer media coverage now because you can't just do this to organizations because this certainly legacy broadcasters and organizations bay not doing that kind of coverage in those some of those nations. So I guess this rises a few interesting questions about the future of this this category. And we talk about fate is being news ostensibly for young people, but it was a pretty diversified business. Right. So there was obviously we talk about the Thais tvos because hugely popular. I think there was a statment apologies if I get this wrong. But I think fifty percent of Americans had seen a stevia which. You've never seen was this little these little square video shot from above of somebody making something that kind of looks mostly like start a food, but it was really popular and very hard to look away from in terms of what the future of the business looks like the lost a lot of people is they business guy. Look different is the output going to change off the back of this. I mean, it's pens on what their investors think they've built equity in rise. So all of us who work in journalism and media, we obviously have friends who work there and we've seen their great work. And we understand what they've done but from paps cold hot cash point of view. They may not think that that's right. They may be they may end up outsourcing journalists and trying to create the same level of coverage. But perhaps not have them on staff. Well outsourcing is an interesting point because it was big story about aspects of that that has been outsourced to great effect. Yeah. I mean, the head of the quizzes department we all scoff at quizzes on buzz fade. But when you've got area on the ground doing a which of Grenada you and saying I got me. Job that these become touched contraception. Yeah. Cultural touch sons, and he tweeted out that one of the second highest creator of quizzes was just a community member out in the midwest. And they got I think one hundred twenty million page views for these quizzes that they created just for fun and BuzzFeed, essentially paid them with sending them a couple of bags and books are basically swag close. Yes. From the back of the closet, essentially. Yeah. They have a really strong community member focus, and that's you can spin that one and say, we're really engage without raiders, which they are they definitely right from a perspective of working in nations. Trying to think about the rate of first, but also they can call them. Those rate is inside you want to be part of something bigger. Don't you want to ride for us the fame and the glory that teenager gets from having BIC was on BuzzFeed as huge. But that means that the organizers the manages they don't have to pay those people what was really interest. Was I saw a tweet from someone in the BuzzFeed news team who incidently wasn't laid off. But she said that BuzzFeed is currently hiring year long editorial and video Philo 's in the past fellowship programs with three to four months and paid hourly wages with no benefits application advocation ju- today. While layoffs are happening across the company affecting fulltime employees in those same departments, very spicy tweet from someone who still kept their job at BuzzFeed, but it points to a greater trained to rely on interns junior fellows as they might call them. I mean, BuzzFeed fellows has its own Twitter account of their hot takes there's a lot of a move towards that. And unfortunately, if you don't necessarily have I guess meteor understanding or media training, then they might be a whole generation of people coming up thinking that exposure is a great way to pay bills. But as a great Neo could Kaduna so the other day said, oh, that's really good. My rent is exactly two hundred exposures per wakes. That'll be great. You get a lotta citizen journalism. I think I think they might rely. Why on that look it isn't just a story about BuzzFeed this way Huffington priced in the US has also allied off PayPal..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"You know, I think we were very confident in our in our in this in this reporting because I worry about buzzfeed's brand as a whole this story is wrong. Buzzfeed news as a whole is in trouble. I appreciate your concern. We wouldn't are you. Aren't you concerned about that? You know, we're confident in the story. And we're and we are looking, and I think that we also do think that while there is right now and understandably focus on the media story and on the process story. The important story here is about the relationship between the Trump administration and Russia. I agree with. Our reporting has been central to that. And we'll continue to is it. Let's forget the cameras are on this. What really happened is it that Trump said to Cohen take care of me. Don't screw me. Is it is it mob talk. Is that what happened here? We'll get. There wasn't directing him to lie. It was telling them. Don't screw this up. Michael g you have I mean, mean. that's what I'm wondering. Because we'll take you guys. Tell me is that what actually happened? We don't know. We're trying we're we're trying to get the exact language that was used in this conversation. We will get there. One day. We continue to report like mad as we always do. But but but what we reported that the president United States directed. Michael Cohen to sit to lie to congress is accurate that that is fundamentally accurate. We're going to get inside the room where it happened and bear it out what we've taken this to ground here. We're going to go even further to get inside that we are you fed up. Ben the Muller investigations taking this long, and we don't have answers to these questions. No. I think I mean, I think that I understand Muller's. I mean, I understand the amount of stress and pressure. They are under and we certainly are not trying to write the mother report. We are not trying to project inside his head inside his offices head. We are writing about the evidence. And what our sources have told us about the. But I think you know, we, it's it's difficult. I think in this media environment. And you know, I say this is somebody who came up in this environment is very much part of it. Yeah. It just say, we don't know everything we we know we know we know we know as accurate the words that you were talking about before that you were speculating what he might have said, what are you might have said, you know, there is a transcript you don't have it. And we don't have it the and we in every reporter in the country is chasing it right now. And I think that you know, that we are confident that our reporting is going to bear out. But it's, but I also understand that, you know, we're, you know, you're on television twenty four hours a day or on the internet twenty four hours a day. It is hard to say, which from others report, wait for more reporting. But I think that is obviously what we're all doing Anthony. Is there anything I'm leaving out anything? I haven't asked you. That's the best reporter question, right? That's what you know. We're really appreciate you having us on. I mean, we're we're we're here to talk about our work. And I'm glad to do it. You know, it's been two years. We've broken some of the biggest parts of this story. And and again, I I'd like to go back to the fundamental part of it during the heat of a presidential campaign. A candidate said he had no business dealings with Russia later turns out that he did his attorney goes to congress and said these negotiations ended in January we were the first to report that well, no actually that hampered and then in June now this morning Rudy Giuliani's making even more news. He saying, well, maybe it wasn't June. Now, it's November the core of this story is the president of the United States as a business deal that he and the people around him wanted to keep quiet from the American public. That's that's where we're warning. And we're we're going to go ahead and for viewers in the United States that interview is going to Riera and forty minutes. You can watch it here on CNN, I greatly. Appreciate both of you being here and being transparent. Thanks, man..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Starting late last night and continuing into now, we have been unpacking. The story published by BuzzFeed news reporting that the president directed is attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project and reporting that the special counsel learned this both from Cohen, but also from other witnesses and from other documents then suddenly late tonight. The special counsel's office issued a statement disputing at least the part of the story that has to do with the special counsel molars office saying in this again, rare statement tonight that buzzfeed's quote description of specific statements to the special counsel's office and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office regarding Michael Collins, congressional testimony are not accurate description of specific statements scripture of specific statements characterization of documents and testimony obtained by the office. Tonight. Buzzfeed says they stand by their reporting, and they say they are urging the special counsel to make clear exactly what his office is disputing here. Joining us now is Chuck Rosenberg former US attorney in the eastern district of Regina, former senior FBI in Justice department official Mr. Rosenberg it is great to have you with us tonight. Thank you for making time on my pleasure. Thank you for having me. So let me just I want you to tell me what you think is important about this, your your your feelings about the reporting in the first instance. But also the statement from the special counsel's office about it. You know, there's an aspect of five year old soccer to this. If you ever watched kids play the all sort of mass together every now and then the ball squirts loose, and then they run over to the ball together. We did that with respect to the BuzzFeed story, and I fear we're doing that. Now with respect to the Muller statement..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"But right now it is hard to discern. Based on the statement. I wanna put up the DeWitt the BuzzFeed statement that they have no put out can we let's put that up on the screen because I think for for people who are just joining this is a statement now that BuzzFeed has said in the wake of the statement of from molars office. Buzzfeed says we are we are continuing to report and determine what the special counsel is disputing. We remain confident in the accuracy of our report. This is a problem. This is a big deal and a problem for BuzzFeed when I was United States attorney we used to debate this issue, not commonly, but not infrequently. And that is when a report comes out in some newspaper, or in some media outlet that has a lot of things. Correct. But it has a few things incorrect like who is the object of scrutiny or. Documents. We have mischaracterized things in a certain way. Usually our plan was to keep our mouths shut because you can do more harm by talking than not talking. Sometimes it was agreed enough. You felt like you had to make some statement kind of like what Peter car did here. The problem is you don't want to go. An edit their peace and say, we'll among these fifteen facts. Yes. Because then you become their editor. And then you become sort of a party to letting them know secret, confidential information. So I think it's fine and proper what special counsel's office did. And they had to do it. And it must have been extraordinarily difficult thing to decide to do it. And as we said it took them twenty four hour twenty hours to do it. But they're not going to get answers. Buzzfeed is not going to get answers from them telling them what little things you got wrong, and what you didn't get wrong, which leaves BuzzFeed in a very bad situation. And and press outlets sometimes face that if they don't get everything, right? And the prosecutor speaks in this way. And then retreats reactive just from a reporting standpoint explain for people out there. What happens now too? For those BuzzFeed reporters for buzzed. Are they they go back to the people? They talked to they tried to. I mean, just speaking generally people will go back to their sources and try to reestablish trails. And look at what they have. And what they don't have. And Ben Smith is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed is a very smart aggressive reporter. And I'm sure that he has his reporters doing that one thing that I think is really important that I didn't mention before in the course of the reporting of this the challenge that everyone has had in terms of reporting this story Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying before congress. And this is something that you have the Trump team say all the time is Michael Collins Aligarh microphones layer. And they use it to go to they're no wrong. They used to his credibility. But he has he has acknowledged that. Whereas the White House has a massive credibility problem. And this is why when you have it is very what else as far as I know have not have knowledge that they have lied about anything harassed, and I think that that is they have acknowledged sometimes errors. But that very infrequently. And so this is why when I had a lot of people around the White House and around the president saying. To me today. You know, why is everyone not just you know, why why why why do they have to why why does the Trump team have to give a response? Well, because people are not going to just assume that because the president's folks say, we're not going to dignify this that that you know, suggests that therefore there is something wrong with the BuzzFeed reporting. There is a cost to constantly saying things that aren't true..
"buzzfeed" Discussed on podnews
"In Stockholm, Sweden, the latest pod news BuzzFeed has cut their podcasting team to focus on video the Wall Street Journal reports as a result of the changes. Most of buzzfeed's podcasts would be shutting down. The article says, and the cons do only affect a handful of BuzzFeed employees in last week, panoply shut its content division. Earlier, audible did similar. The mooch is making his way into podcasting digitally and Anthony Scaramucci producing podcast mooch and the MRs which will be exclusively available on enter combs, radio dot com platform. The Latin podcast awards have announced their nominations for this year's awards, Pacific content. Steve Pratt, discusses ways to make podcasts sharable on social media. He says, don't share the podcasts Australian TV news, channel, Sky News, Australia has signed a deal with kosten over entertainment for address presentation in the country. Does he John was reported to be made into a TV show in March. You can now watch the teases for the upcoming show on Bravo. Did you highlights why podcast companies are getting more into scripted shows? It's worth remembering says the article that scripted shows may track the headlines and the Hollywood produces, but known scripted still accounts for most of the podcasting. Universe is a new poll causing studio in Richmond, Virginia. In the US read amp was founded in part because comedian Joan, please who used to be funny wanted somewhere to record iheart, Radio, Australia is celebrating its fifth birthday. It claims Australia's largest podcast library. The brand is run by a RN in Australia, and similarly run by brokers networks in Canada, and New Zealand. And chorus. Radio has snapped up nights time a popular Canadian mystery podcast. The show is now on choruses curious, cast platform, and we'll be add on the company's global News Radio stations. Later in the air it claims. It's the first show to make it from podcast to broadcast
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Hey, I'm Alex Laughlin in here three stories you need to know about today. The Puerto Rican government has finally acknowledged that more than fourteen hundred people died in hurricane. Maria. Last year they're official number is sixty four. The figure was included in a four hundred page draft report to congress called transformation and innovation in the wake of devastation under a section related to hurricane damage, but Puerto Rico hasn't updated its official death toll yet. The government said, it's waiting on the findings of George Washington University investigation. I even though families and funeral directors in at least two towns told BuzzFeed news that dozens of deaths were being excluded. In the government's tally, the printer can government clung to its official death toll of sixty four BuzzFeed news also found that nine hundred eleven possible hurricane victims were cremated without the government's permission and without being examined to see if their death was caused by the storm. Still during a visit to the island President. Donald Trump used the relatively low official death toll, which was sixteen at the time as a measure of how Puerto Rico had not experienced a quote real catastrophe like New Orleans did after Hurricane Katrina. Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello administration has defended its low official death toll as accurate for months. And this new report doesn't explain the disparity between the numbers. George Washington University's report is due to be published next month. This week is the first anniversary of the unite the right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a gathering of neo-nazis in white supremacists that left one counter protester dead. The city of Charlottesville has denied permits for Serie protests, but interim city manager. Mike Murphy warned the public to expect a heavy police presence and road closures downtown. There are also several events protesting racism planned around the city, Virginia governor. Ralph north has already declared a state of emergency in preparation and the Virginia national guard will also be authorized to assist unite the right organizer. Jason Kessler managed to get a permit for a rally in Washington DC on Sunday morning counter protesters will also be there officials from around the DC area are preparing to deter potential violence by keeping the two groups separated as much as possible. BuzzFeed news will be covering this heavily. So keep an eye on BuzzFeed news dot com. And of course Stallard the BuzzFeed news app. As you know, movie pass is kind of falling apart right now, partially because it offered such a good deal.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Rising from a liberal state well speaking of liberals and i just i just want you to know i i am permanently have permanently will always permanently register my descent on that word liberal the word progressive in the work conservative i just just want you to know whenever i use these words i'm using them because they move along like i'm not moving us along now an and everybody else uses them as if they know what they mean and i descent your honor i dissent i object your honor it's been awhile since i've been in the courtroom nazar in wisconsin there was an election yesterday for a state supreme court justice and i trust to you know that the united states supreme court is all appointed by nominated by the guy in the white house and then approved or not as the case may be by the us senate but in the states the states have very different practices and in wisconsin they elect supreme court justices many states do that many states do it not at all unusual and there was an election and it's it's supposed to be nonpartisan in these days forget that and so there was clearly a republican and there was clearly a democrat and the democrat was being labeled ale liberal and the republican was being labeled a conservative and the liberal one and what's really interesting about the liberal is how she won by the way her name is rebecca dalit the l l e t she she is the new state supreme court justice and her conservative opponent michael screen knock i believe is how it's pronounced screen knock longtime ally of governor scott walker so with the democratic with the liberal judge rebecca dalit cruising victory this is by the way from buzzfeed i got this off of buzzfeed they use the term cruise to victory by the way buzzfeed should get the credit here because buzzfeed did the analysis so i wanna thank buzzfeed foreign and so see we don't plagiarize we don't plagiarize buzzfeed noted in their analysis that the democrat the liberal.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Greece's letter claimed that up to two hundred women have made complaints in the last six months since the report was released her letter was shared with dozens of people ahead of its planned release on sunday evening you can read it in its entirety on buzzfeed dot com slash news lana del says radiohead is suing her for copyright infringement the band claims her song get free copies elements of its 1993 hit song creep she confirmed the news on twitter after the sun reported on sunday that radiohead was considering suing her here's what she wrote it's true about the lawsuit although i know my song wasn't inspired by creep radiohead feel it was and what one hundred percent of the publishing i offered up to forty over the last few months but they will only accept one hundred their lawyers have been relentless so we will deal with it in court so what do you think here's a little bit of radio heads creep sure skimmed the excited crowd flo nagpur and here is lana del rey free hotter madness during oh god in from finally tonight the georgia bulldogs are playing the university of alabama crimson tide in the college football national championship in atlanta it's been thirty eight years since georgia has won this title but only two years for alabama as an alumni of uga i am contractually obligated by my diploma to say go dogs for more than the latest stories download the buzzfeed news app and if you welcomed a new robot into your family this holiday season whether it's an amazon echo or go home congratulations make sure to look for buzzfeed news.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Hey i'm julia furlan and here are four stories you need to know about today buzzfeed news got a copy of fire and fury inside the white house written by media critic michael wolff who is pretty much a fly on the wall at the white house since election day he says he had a quote semi permanent seat on the couch and the west wing the book has an arsenal of cringe worthy details in it like if anchor trump talking about her dad's scalp production surgery trump not knowing who john banner the former speaker of the house was and former white house chief strategist steve bannon calling a meeting between trump officials and russian officials quote treasonous and unpatriotic in response trump blasted the book and described bannon as a marginal player in his administration saying quote steve bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency when he was fired he not only lost his job he lost his mind this is a surprising response considering that in august when ben and left the administration trump praised him and thanked him for his service you can read all of the wild details about this book on buzzfeed news former trump campaign chairman paul manafort filed a lawsuit on tuesday saying essentially that special counsel robert muller overstepped by giving the council permission to look into metaphor its business dealings the lawsuit also questions the validity of muller's appointment muller was appointed in may of 2017 to investigate collusion between the trump administration and russia manafort facing criminal charges of money laundering and a bunch of other activities related to overseas business dealings but the lawsuit seeks to set aside quote all actions taken against mr manafort it's still early in the criminal case and the judge has yet to set a trial date.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"The director of the centers for disease control and prevention is denying a washington post report that the trump administration banned the use of seven words in next year's budget the seven words were vulnerable entitlement diversity transgender fetus evidencebased and sciencebased in a statement sent to buzzfeed news cdc director brenda fitzgerald said quote there are no band prohibited or forbidden words at the cdc period an unnamed health and human services official also told the health news websites that that it was an accurate to say that those words were banned and that budget analysts were told that some words might be more useful and winning support from congress scientists clinicians and researchers were alarmed by the original report they've been concerned by what they considered to be nonscientific policies coming out of the trump administration including the rollback of the epa i just want you to know that you should know what memes defined this difficult year as the year comes to a close do you know about the babar duke as a gay icon do you know what happened right in front of this woman salad have you seen salt bay put salt on things and i want you to know about this important moment which words truly cannot capture do the black and a still loomed we have a fantastic list of the top thirty eight memes from 2017 by our dear friend and colleague julia ryan's dean that you must see before the close of the year go check it out at buzzfeed dot com and for more on the latest dory's download the buzzfeed news app and good news gubler's this very briefing is available on go home now so you can just go to your global robot in your house and say hey gogel blaming the news from buzzfeed news and all the memes that you need will come to you.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"The next set for the legislation is up to the house of representatives house can either pass the senate spill as is or go into conference with the senate to meld the bill with the recently passed house version in that case the senate will have to vote a second time on the new bill as of sunday evening house leadership is planning on moving forward to a conference to combine the bills as quickly as possible twitter has repeatedly avoided questions about why some farright u k accounts remained verified last week trump pre tweeted three antimuslim videos posted by the fringe group britain first which sparked an emergency debate in the uk house of commons and led prime minister theresa may to distance herself from trump buzzfeed news showed twitter a list of five verified british accounts including britain first the have posted antimuslim content the company refused to explain how and why the british accounts continued to have blue check marks critics say the accounts verified status seemed to give their antimuslim tweets some legitimacy after a storm of criticism twitter founder jack dorsey announced a review of the verification system describing the current process as broken for more on the latest stories download the buzzfeed nissan and he can listen to this briefing reporting to you wherever you get your podcasts ooh.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Hey i'm alex law flynn inherit three stories you need to know to start your week at least twenty six people were killed after a man opened fire during a sunday service at the first baptist church in sutherland springs this is the deadly shooting in texas history and many of the victims were children some as young as five years old buzzfeed news hasn't yet confirmed the identity of the shooter but we can confirm the was a young white male he were all black and a ballistic fast and used in air type assault rifle in the shooting he was found dead on the scene were recording this at seven thirty p on sunday evening so we might have learned more by the time you hear this keep up to date with our coverage by downloading the buzzfeed news app so last week lawyers from facebook twitter and google testified before a senate intelligence subcommittee on possible russian interference in the 2016 election a lot of those testimonies had to do with ads purchased by russians that spread fake or inflammatory news across social platform so now we have our first look at what some of those ads looked like buzzfeed news looked at meta data released for twenty nine russian facebook and instagram ads and data reporter alum toivo is here to talk about it so what are these ads actually look like are they things that ordinary people might recognize from their own facebook feeds somalia all of these groups visavis looked like other groups that might have promoted stories around subjects that you are interested in so there's one group that's literally called black matters not black lives matter but black matters and it features photos of a michael brown and um freddie gray and um it was posted on two different peoples news feeds whether it's on the side or as a promoted post and basically could pop up anywhere on your feed i think um now face because talking about having exposed.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"I'm daring harbin news curator at buzzfeed news in here i am monday stories so you might have heard that congress filed some new sanctions against russia that trump has yet to sign in we also knew that russia was going to react to those sanctions obviously but we did it know exactly how were what that would mean well on sunday led reporting told us he confirmed during an on camera interview in russia that seven hundred fifty five us diplomats would be removed from the country in that's like shots fired on the international front this is the biggest expulsion in years the la times says right now there are over a thousand diplomats and technical workers in russia after the expulsion 455 of the diplomatic the us staff will remain which is funny because that is exactly how many russian diplomats are currently in the united states of america on friday trump suggested that police officers should be quote rough with suspects in custody during a speech to law enforcement officers when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagons hugest gm thrown in rough i said please don't be too nice like when you guys put somebody in the car and you're protecting their head you know there were you put the hand of like don't hit their head and they've just kill somebody donate dead i said you could take the hand away okay in over the weekend police in new york city philly seattle houston santa monica in baltimore all tweeted or released statements condemning trump's comments cures one example officer ben tobise in gainesville florida tweeted i'm a cop i do not agree with or condone potus his remarks today on police brutality those who applauded and cheered should be ashamed in a statement to buzz he news the fraternal order of police which is the largest union of police officers in the country which by the way endorsed trump during the election waved off criticism of the president dismissing his remarks as banter.
"buzzfeed" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"Hey i'm gavin deputy news director at buzzfeed news and i'm hays deputy royalties editor and hear the four stories you need to know about today oj simpson was granted parole after nine years in a nevada prison for armed robbery and kidnapping oj i'll on the stand speaking to the parole board said that he is live a quote conflict free life to date which has raised a few eyebrows but after emotional testimony from his oldest daughter and testimony from the man who was the victim of the armed robbery and kidnapping that's at the heart of this case and parole this guy said he forgives o j and thinks he should be paroled i will make this clear to you oj never held a gun on me now the man came in hit me auto j in everlater hand on me and with that o j was a free man once more he will be he still hasn't time to serve vote yes o j simpson has been granted parole and will walk the streets again longtime arizona senator john mccain revealed that he has brain cancer it is a type of cancer known as glee 'oblast doma and aggressive form of brain cancer when it was announced people from across the political spectrum republicans and democrats came out to praise mccain and urge him along in the fight against this cancer nicole will mark the cheap science officer of the american brain association told bus reduce at the fiveyear survival rate for glass dome ah patience is around ten percent mccain was considered a reliable vote on the republican health care bill but his status within the senate is now in question as is now the status of the republican health care bill.