About Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Righteously indignant. Nothing sounds obvious if you're deaf.

Hazing McCain

Robert Stacey McCain doesn’t particular care for my reporting. McCain, who runs the blog “The Other McCain”, is one of the increasingly decreasing number of outspoken supporters of Ali A. Akbar, president of a group called the National Bloggers Club. I’ve written a handful of articles on the topic, and … Continue reading

Get High With Mitt For $2,000

Mitt Romney wants to meet you, but only if he’s really, really high. The Romney campaign just sent an email via the Washington Times  advertising an Obama-esque competition to enjoy some private time with the Republican candidate at 32,000 feet. Just you, him… and a planeful of people paid to … Continue reading

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Jerks Are Just Jerks

Republicans may not like Democrats and Democrats may not like Republicans… but nobody likes an asshole. Recently I reported on the National Bloggers Club and two of its founders, Ali Akbar and Bill Murphy. The story has been simmering beneath the surface since June, when Akbar’s felonious past was revealed. … Continue reading

Romney Staffer Committing Charitable Fraud

Bill Murphy, Mitt Romney’s Social Media Director, and his colleague Ali Akbar have ripped off a lot of people. They ripped off the Tea Party with the American Liberty Alliance. They ripped off movement Conservatives with the National Bloggers Club. They even ripped off Andrew Breitbart. But their days of … Continue reading

Romney Staffer Ran Sham Non-Non-Profit

Team Romney’s Social Media Director, Bill Murphy, is the former Director of the National Bloggers Club, a group under IRS investigation for soliciting donations while falsely claiming to be a non-profit organization. Although NBC filed incorporation papers in January, the organization is still absent from both the IRS and GuideStar … Continue reading

Team Romney Hires Colleague of Convicted Felon Ali Akbar

Earlier this year Akbar and Murphy started a group called the National Bloggers Club. They were supported by seed money from Foster Friess, the billionaire who propped up Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign and earned notoriety for suggesting that women use aspirin as birth control – by placing a pill between their knees. Continue reading

Top Ten Tips to Tackle Crowdfunding

Cross-posted on Huffington Post and Daily Kos   My company, Spend Consciously, has just launched its second crowdfunding campaign. At the start of our first, my boss Matthew Colbert and I were fairly new to the process. But thanks to what we learned from the first campaign, the second is … Continue reading