TaglineNo-holds-barred political analysis
Year Founded2009
Type or CoverageGeneral
Business TypeUnincorporated
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Institutional SupportNo Institutional Support
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersNone
AffiliationsBusiness: Google ads Amazon ads.
Mappin LocationAptos - California
Principal StaffJerry Roberts
Principal StaffPhil Trounstine
DescriptionAt political news and analysis website CalBuzz newly elected California governor Jerry Brown is known simply as “Krusty.” His high-spending Republican opponent in the 2010 gubernatorial election former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is “eMeg.” And so while most Californians still got their earnest doses of 2010 election news from papers like the Los Angeles Times The Sacramento Bee and the San Francisco Chronicle as well as from the local legacy TV and radio stations a tuned-in slice of the state’s political cognoscenti gathered at CalBuzz for stories like “eMeg vs. Krusty: The Empire Strikes First” and “Humpday: Bell Chimes for Krusty eMeg in 2016!”. The dispatches were longer than you would find in most newspapers and laced with sharp insights into both how political California works and why candidates were failing to work it. The writers offered blistering analyses—one of the site’s taglines is “Shooting the wounded since 2009”—and were clearly having fun as they did.
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