"To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible;
to be credible we must be truthful." - Edward R Murrow

Tila Tequila: Not Worth It Anymore. -- Nikky Raney

Tila Tequila is a lost cause. No matter how objective or supportive a blog entry is written - when Tila Tequila is called out for a lie she attacks in the only way she knows how. It's like middle school all over again - she gets others to hate and attack those she feels threatened by. She uses name-calling and cyber-bullying to make herself look "cool." The Tila Army sticks up for Tila like a middle school best friend. The Tila Army enjoys being apart of a celebrity fanbase with a celebrity who constantly keeps in touch; knowing that getting on Tila's bad side is not something that is favorable.

For a 28-year-old woman to blog hateful remarks to a 20-year-old who never posted a direct insult or accusation is a sign of something much more than cyber-bullying. I wrote objectively about Tila multiple times, because I thought if Tila ever read one of my posts she would be taken aback and really think about what was going on. To prove her lies was something that I wanted to do, and it was something that I did. Throughout this entire venture I have never published a blog entry with anything hateful toward Tila, because I don't hate Miss Tila. I actually feel bad for her, and because of that I am no longer blogging about her. I can honestly say that I had the best intentions with every blog post.

It didn't matter if I wasn't posting on a hate-site. Tila felt threatened that someone other than a "hater" was blogging about her and writing things that forced her to look at her lies.

Tweets are archived by the library of Congress. Facebook statuses, blog posts, tweets, etc. can be used in a court of law & someone can be sued do to what he or she publishes/posts on any of the social networking platforms. Everyone is held accountable for what is posted. Does anyone remember the woman who tweeted about her apartment being moldy & then was SUED.

So, here's the e-mail where I request an interview with Miss Tila. I originally sent it through Youtube, but then I e-mail it to support@misstilaomg.com:

So, here is the e-mail that I received:

If that's too small for you to read here is the text. I can assure you it is unaltered

(Have fun reading it out loud):

From: SUPPORT <support@misstilaomg.com>
Date: Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 6:24 AM
Subject: Re: Interview Request
To: Nikky Raney <


We here at the OMG staff does not condone hatred nor spam. We try to deliver fun news stories for our readers and as bloggers, we add our own signature style to thinks to separate us from the rest of the gossip blog world. The only reason why your comments got banned is because our site works with another company that automatically deletes comments that has too many profanities in them, and we also block anyone that posts links because we consider that spam or advertise bots.

Now if you go on Miss Tila's site, the staff, including herself, just blogs about celebrities and make it fun for the readers. No different that any other celebrity gossip blogger who does way worse in regards to talking shit about celebrities. However, if you truly are a nice girl like you claim, why do you join the rest of the hate comments and it is contradicting for you to say that. Imagine being in Miss Tila's spot just for one day. When she's not blogging about celebrity news, all of her other blogs are either informative or positive. Plus, the fact that you amongst those "rotspot" and "resistance" people constantly claims that she "LIES" about everything. You claim to be a journalist, which you are far from it because real journalists would actually do REAL research about such topics if they were interested and sometimes real journalists can take as long as a few months, to contact people, CREDIBLE people to find out what's true and what's not. If you go on these Tila Hate sites, you can see how much they waste their days and nights trying to bring her down, even dedicated a hate site all about her alone is pretty sad.

So unless people have actual evidence from Miss Tila's doctor's and hospital bills for her past miscarriage and her artificial insemination, and tweets and copying and pasting are not valid. If you bring those materials in the court of law, it would be laughable, as Miss Tila has gone through a lot, and it is nobody's business to "PROVE" to anyone that she never lied about any of the stuff that the haters claim she lies about. I know this because I am a longtime friend of hers and I blog for her. I a telling you this because I am sick of how harshly the haters bash on her, just for their own entertainment. As a matter of fact, I am the one who took her to the doctor when she was artificially inseminated. I also picked her up from the hospital when she fell and hit her head and caused her to mis-carry her baby. Miss Tila has been through a lot and does not need more people like you to mock her. The haters don't know her. They weren't there with her like I was when I had to hold her from her crying so badly when she lost the baby. I even cried and I am sick of people talking bad about her. They don't know her and neither do you. So for you to say you're not a "HATER" well you definitely are one when you make hate blogs about miss tila. And you haters act as though you guys are so perfect? As though anything miss tila does actually ruins peoples lives? No. If I were here I would have done more, and much worse things then tweeting you when she finally stood up for herself! I give miss Tila props for keeping her head high no matter how much of these same haters coming to HER blog everyday just to talk shit about her. It's redundant and how dare you have the audacity to try to contact her after what you did. You are far worse off then Miss Tila. I would say it's best to do what you claim as not being a hater and stop making hate blogs about her or "calling her out on her lies" sorry to break it to you, but Miss Tila never lied so you and the hate sites you talk to are just two-faced mean people. Please don't contact us again trying to get in touch with miss Tila when you actually can see your own actions of trying to harm a woman who never did anything to you to begin with. Peace...........

Anyway, this e-mail is ridiculous. I never blogged her miscarriages or her artificial inseminations, but the e-mail goes into details about both aforementioned topics. So, Tila obviously has never read any of my blog posts.

Staff? Honestly. I strongly believe that Tila Tequila wrote that e-mail. If she didn't, why wouldn't the e-mail close with some professional signature of some sort. The multiple periods are not very professional - then again that entire e-mail looks like it was written by a 12-year-old.

The e-mail speaks for itself, and I think that I could have just posted that e-mail as my final blog post.

As for my friendship with the "hater" blogs. I post things objectively for those who do not visit the "hater" sites. I no longer visit MissTilaOMG.com. Now, the "hater" blogs are run by PEOPLE who are actually very nice. My friendship with them has nothing to do with my opinion of Miss Tila. And come tomorrow when I am rid of all Tequila residue my friends at those blogs will still be keeping track of all the lies & deceit.

Now, as for positivity. The #TILAARMY has always been about positivity. Then why is it okay for someone who never attacked Tila to be called a fatty? I am called "PIGGY RAINEY" (she spelled my name wrong), and I am put in a sentence with "PIGGY PEREZ." Is this a joke? Perez actually said mean things to Tila, I never said ANYTHING mean in ANY of my blog posts. And anything that may SEEM mean is backed up with facts & links to posts. My last blog entry about her was strictly her TWEETS. Which she CAN be held accountable for in a court of law.

Defamation is something that Tila & her army need to learn. You cannot maliciously attack someone and try to ruin reputations without consequences. I do not plan to sue Miss TIla, but there is proof that Tila defamed me maliciously to try to ruin my reputation & in some ways she DID damage my reputation, but she more than anything promoted me.

Tila blogged about being on TMZ's blogroll. She even tweeted to me saying that I wasn't on TMZ's blogroll -- Zennie62.com is on TMZ's blogroll. Tila Tequila's blog is not on TMZ's blogroll. I don't know why it matters who is on TMZ's blogroll, because there are many other blogrolls out there. After the things TMZ has written about Miss Tila I am surprised she would WANT to be on its blogroll.

The Tila Army consists mostly of teenagers. TIla's #1 fan, Mittiee, is 16-years-old. I was 16 four years ago, and I remember that I was also a fan of Tila Tequila at that age. I was watching A Shot at Love, and I thought she was great. However, a lot has happened since then. I am concerned that these fans are going down the wrong path. Alina K Ring was once a Tila supporter, and she is also a teenager. Tila is undoubtedly known for her "sex" factor. She posts half naked photos, NAKED photos, has naked videos online (I'd rather not post the links, but they are out there. Not sex tapes, but other videos), and has performed at strip clubs. Hell, Tila also did strip teases on USTREAM for her fans & got naked. I saw the USTREAM videos, and I saw her fall backwards in the chair while wearing her lingerie. My mother walked by while I watched USTREAM and Tila was naked on webcam talking to her fans. My mom was outraged. When I told my mother that the 28-year-old woman on my screen claimed to be an Angel of God & claimed to be quite a religious young woman my mother was in disbelief. I then played one of Tila's songs, and my mom made me turn it off because of the profanity.

I am worried about the teenagers in the Tila Army. These boys and girls see Tila as a role model. Tila admittedly jokes about suicide, openly discusses her sexuality, posts nude photos, dresses inappropriately, and uses lots of profanity. If Tila Tequila walked into church & performed one of her songs she would probably be escorted out. Teenagers are impressionable, and it is people like Tila that make me wish parents watched their kids' internet activity. Yeah, it might be cool that a celebrity you like actually acknowledges your presence, but it is not okay to talk about an Ambien addiction or post half naked youtube videos regularly. Most of the Tila Army is not even old enough to look through Playboy or go to a strip club, but they can see Playboy photos online and watch Tila at the strip club on Youtube. What kind of Mogul is she?

Is it okay for a 28-year-old to be doing that? I truly hope the "TILA ARMY" reads this with an un-bias mindset.

And, if the adoption claims are true - no one is going to let Tila have children in her care. I know a lot about adoption, because a few of my cousins from the Philippines had to be adopted by other family members so that they could come to America. Adoptions take a long time, and there are many background checks to make sure that the child will be in a safe environment. Tila Tequila's lifestyle is not a safe or stable environment, and I don't think anyone can argue me on that point.

I thought Tila never lied though?

Read every single blog post that I have written about Tila Tequila:

Tila Tequila: Army of One

Tila Tequila Heads to Rehab

Tila Tequila: Time to face reality

Tila Tequila caught by "Tila's Rot Spot"

Tila Tequila tries to kill herself & posts VIDEO

Tila Tequila: One of Tiger's Mistresses

Tila Tequila is allergic to alcohol - just a reminder.

Tila Tequila fans Attack Nikky Raney

Tila Tequila is Obsessed with Perez Hilton

Tila's Army will put Hilter's Army to shame with the help of God

Tila Tequila Attacks Nikky Raney

Tila Tequila: 3 Adoptions in 1 year

You'd think with all the blog posts I have done about her she would have accepted my interview request.

If I ever attacked her maliciously, called her names, or treated her unkindly then please let me know.

When you read those blog posts & realize I was never mean to Miss Tila then I hope that the "Tila Army" and maybe even Miss Tila can give me a sincere apology for the rude comments & unjustified attacks. If after reading my blog posts about Tila you think I deserve being called "Piggy Raney," and deserve all the hateful comments from Tila -- then I will be surprised. I think that I deserve an apology, but it takes a lot for some people to swallow their pride. I apologize for anything I said that may have been perceived as hateful, but I can assure you my intentions were always to remain objective & to do my duty as a journalist and blogger to report & research to set things straight.

The Blog Post Miss Tila wrote about being on TMZ's blogroll & one of the posts where she talks about me. I must be a celebrity if I am on Tila's Celebrity Gossip Blog. She calls me Piggy Raney..again:

obviously no one can read that, so click for a larger photo.

To keep up with Tila Tequila you keep visiting my friends:

Tila's Rot Spot

Tila Truth

Spiked Tequila

The difference between these people are they don't hate her for superficial reasons. They hate her for all the terrible things she has been caught doing & her lack of holding herself accountable or admitting to lies.

EXCLUSIVE: Tila's Army is going to WAR.

(Thanks to my "spies" for the links, screenshots, etc. All photos are courtesy of Google Images & my secret spies.)

Now, on that note. Since Miss Tila has already associated me with Piggy Perez, maybe it's time for me to see what makes he and I so alike. I already wrote an editorial on why we're different.

P.S. Did anyone CATCH that Tila's Staff E-mail says that she got a miscarriage due to hitting her head. She was tweeting right after she hit her head & basically was tweeting before she called the ambulance. Seriously? Have fun with this one.

Disclaimer: I, Nikky Raney, have absolutely nothing personally against Tila Tequila. Although she has personally attacked me through her blog posts and her tweets - I am a journalist and blogger who takes that with a grain of salt & does not return that anger or resentment. This is a job and a service that I do to inform others of the scandal/lies/etc. from public figures. Again, I have nothing against Tila Tequila. I am not a hater. I have attempted to get in touch with her to get her perspective and her opinion. AGAIN, I have nothing against her personally. I do this objectively in a professional manner, it's not personal it's about the story itself. I hope that I have made myself clear. My blog posts will prove for that I have never LIED about Miss Tila or called her ANY rude names. I have never used anything other than evidence from her own tweets, blogposts, and interviews to state my case. The attacks Tila has made against me and calling me "Piggy Raney" was unjust, and although she did that I still have nothing against her. She may try to attack and bring me down, but at the end of the day this is my job. And I am mature enough that to retaliate against someone whose way of responding is by name-calling would be futile.

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VH1's You're Cut Off: Rehab for Spoiled Brats. By Nikky Raney 001

VH1's You're Cut Off: Rehab for Spoiled Brats. By Nikky Raney 001

My most recent blog post :)

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Nikky Raney requests an interview with Tila Tequila

My sincere request.

"It never gets weird enough for me." --Hunter S. Thompson

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Twitter is better for Journalism than Facebook

Nikky Raney's Top Five Reasons Twitter is better for The Future of Journalism than Facebook.

(In no particular order).

5. Privacy: This is going to sound quite ironic, but in regards to journalism Facebook's privacy is a problem. Facebook has gotten slack for its lack of privacy, but when it comes to journalism Facebook is far too private. Facebook status updates can only be seen by friends/networks. Even when status updates are chosen to be shown to "everyone," it will not be shown to "everyone." Twitter's lack of privacy is what causes it to be a better tool than Facebook in regards to the Future of Journalism. Twitter allows private accounts, but any news outlet/journalist is not going to make a private Twitter account. It doesn't matter who is following or who is a follower, the post is likely to be seen by more people via Twitter than Facebook. Even the public accounts on Facebook are not comparable to Twitter in popularity.

4. Update Frequency: Friends get very annoyed when other friends constantly update Facebook statuses. 10 tweets in 20 minutes is more acceptable than 10 status updates in 20 minutes. That's a problem, because journalists & news outlets need to be constantly updating. There is a lot that needs to be said. Breaking news happens, and interacting through tweets is allowed to be frequent. I am not saying that 20 status updates in 5 minutes is appropriate, but it would be a lot more acceptable on Twitter rather than Facebook.

3. Retweets: This one is simple. On Facebook you can't retweet. Retweeting is very important, because it passes around information and allows others to share news. Retweeting is a way to get information out to a larger audience. Reposting someone else's Facebook Status would just seem strange.

2. 140-words: 140 words is the length of most texts messages (some phones allow 160). 140 characters is the maximum length of a Twitter status. Facebook allows for 240 characters. The limit allows for easy for easy reading. It forces users to only post the most important things. Other than Sarah Palin, most users are able to find a way to say everything within the 140 characters without needing to use too many abbreviations, wordsmushing, or numbers 4 words. Especially when it comes to news/journalism those users are very good with word count. Journalists are learned that a word count is very important. Someone says an article is 153 words. It is going to be exactly 153 words. Twitter makes the maximum 140, and that makes tweets easy to read, quick to read, and more enjoyable.

1. Sharing: Sharing news on Twitter is so much easier than sharing news on Facebook. Shareaholic is the best thing in the world. Everyone should have that on dashboard, internet browser, etc. That thing is life. Without Shareaholic sharing sites/links/etc via social networking would be a pain.

For more about how Twitter is a great tool for journalism go to TwitterJournalism.com

I do love Facebook; Facebook has resources for journalists that Twitter does not. But I think that when it comes to the top 5 mentioned above - Twitter has Facebook beat.

Sorry that I went so long without posting.
I was enjoying spending a few days without going on the computer.
It's good to know I can still survive without Internet if I had to. :)

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
--Anne Frank "

I know that I said I would no longer blog about Tila Tequila, but I read from Tila's Rot Spot that Tila's suicide attempt was a joke. I saw screen shots of her blog entry where she admits that it was all a big funny joke. That really isn't funny to me. It's a serious topic, and my jaw dropped when I found out. That is the lowest thing that someone could ever do, and I don't even want to blog about her, because anyone who jokes about suicide is obviously looking for attention. She admits that it's a joke. Oh look what I did, I blogged about her without blogging about her.Others did the blogging for me TilaTruth & Spiked Tequila covered it as well.

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How to ask for a Skype Interview -- Nikky Raney

I did my previous post about why Skype helps, but I realize that if people go about this the wrong way it could be bad. You can't just say, "Hey wanna Skype with me?!" So here are some tips for interviewing someone you don't already have a "friendship" or have had contact with previously.


If the person you want to interview answers:

Nikky: Hi, may I please speak with Senator Gordon Bubble?

Gordon: This is he.

N: Hi Senator Bubble. I'm Nikky Raney, and I am working on an article for Nikky Newspapers regarding the recent ban on Ice Cream Sandwiches within New Hampdakifornia. I was hoping that I could schedule an interview with you within the next couple of days so I can get your input.

G: Oh, hello Nikky. I am going to be leaving tomorrow to visit China. I am afraid I won't be able to meet with you, and I don't have an international phone. We could do it over e-mail or wait until I get back?

N: I hope you enjoy your visit. Well, I was hoping to be able to get face-to-face. Are you familiar with Skype?

G: Yes, I have an account but have not really used it.

N: Well, if it is was okay with you we could have the interview through Skype's video conference.

G: Well, that's a great idea. You'll have to help me with it though.

...conversation continues with contact info...

N: Before I go, is there anyone else who you think I should speak with and interview regarding this topic?

If someone else (secretary) takes the call:

Nikky: Hi, May I please speak with Doctor Advil Aspirin?

Secretary: I am sorry Doctor Aspirin has left the office for the day, who am I speaking with?

N: I am Nikky Raney with Raney Newspapers. I am doing a story on the new male birth control pill, and I read that Doctor Aspirin had a part in the decision to start distributing it within the state. I would really like to get an interview with him.

S: Well, he's very busy. He won't be able to see you in person, maybe a phone call.

N: Are you familiar with Skype?

S: Yes, I talk with my husband on it often.

N: Do you think I may be able to schedule an interview with him through Skype?

S: That's a great idea. I don't see why not! I will make sure to have him get back to you and schedule a time for this interview!


I'll end this post here for now. I'll be sure to update again very soon.
Take care!

Nikky Raney
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Haha, felt like letting out a FEW of my social networking links.

"At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience." Katie Couric

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Tila Tequila Attacks Nikky Raney in Twitter Updates - Nikky Raney

I would like to allow the tweets to speak for themselves.
I have made it clear I do not hate her, and she has decided to personally attack me.
Which, would count as defamation of character because she is maliciously attacking me.
And continues to call me fat.

Anyone who has read any of my posts about her will know that all my posts are backed up with facts, screenshots, and other posts. I have not posted any lies or any attacks toward Tila Tequila. It's unfortunate that she has chosen to attack me and call me fat, but her attention proves that I have done something of an impact. I am still not a hater, I don't hate her and will not attack her. I will continue to expose her, and hopefully I will get her to stop lying. Seriously.

If my twitter gets deleted I will be disappointed, but at least I will know that my point has gotten across. Now, as for me being fat

I must admit I do feel honored that Tila Tequila, the mogul, took time out of her busy celebrity life to make over 20 tweets about me. Let's see if she makes a blog post about me. This will be interesting. *yawns* Looks like my work here is done. There's nothing left to say about her. For a 28 year old to attack and defame and maliciously post those things to a 20 year old that has never said she hated and has never attacked her, quite immature and shows what kind of person she really is.

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Skype's Impact on The Future of Journalism (Part One)

This blog entry may seem a bit scattered. I apologize, I try to keep posting regularly without going more than a few days without a post. I recently was awake for a period of over 72 hours, and I have finally gotten some sleep. So, I hope that this entry doesn't seem a bit too scattered.

I have mentioned previously that I truly believe the best way to conduct an interview is face-to-face. Throughout my experience and taking an Interpersonal Communications course I know that face-to-face interaction is the best way to communicate with another person in order to achieved a shared meaning.

Skype has proven to be a way to communicate with another person that is very similar to "face-to-face" interaction. Any sort of video chat can be comparable to face-to-face, but there are always technological errors that may occur. From my own experience I know that Skype can cut in and out, or the quality could be not so great, etc.

But, for the sake of interviews and getting a reliable interview I truly believe that Skype may prove to be a better method than a phone call. Skype can be used instead of face-to-face interviews in situations where the person you are interviewing is across the country, in another country, or is unable to meet with you for any variety of reasons. I am not saying that Skype should be used instead of face-to-face, but I think that it should be considered as a means of interviewing someone instead of a phone call or an e-mail.

Skype is very beneficial toward the future of journalism. It's a great technological advancement that allows journalists to conduct interviews "face-to-face" in times when being physically face to face is not possible.

To be continued. Sorry for the lack of posting here. These posts take a lot of time and effort, and the celebrity guilty pleasure posts are easier, because I am basing my post on the actions/posts of others. Where as here I am posting my own ideas, etc. I enjoy posting for Zennie62.com, because it takes my mind off things and let's me let out annoyance I may have, or any coverage/opinions I have about certain things in media. The Future of Journalism is my truest passion, and I will make an effort to spend more time posting here. *cheers*

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." -- Einstein

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Tila Tequila's Army will put Hitler's to Shame.. with the help of God.

My friend Andrea and I have made a youtube vlog entry that will explain the headline.
Tila claiming she will outdo Hitler's army. Tila's claims of Rihanna and Katy Perry signing their souls to the devil. Defamation and lies. Tila and her blasphemy. And the fact that we don't hate Tila. So watch it, it's seriously entertaining & worth the watch.

Originally posted here

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Nikky Raney Vlog

Just watch it:

Watch it; it's great stuff. Expect more vlog posts from videos I made with my friend Andrea. This is a 4 am vlog post, please appreciate it. :) Expect longer and more informative blog entries later tonight. I am motivated

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Tila Tequila Fans Attack My Youtube Video - Funny

Looks like I am a big enough deal for "Tilafanfaraway" to talk about me on Tila's site. Which, we know that account is actually Tila. Look at what she had to say:

That's pretty funny. Thanks Tila, I love the attention just as much as you.
P.S. Being 20 years old, 5 foot 5 at 115 pounds isn't fat.

How many posts have I made specifically stating that I am not trying to attack or hate on Tila? Unlike the public figure that Tila is, defamation of me is a lot easier to prove.

I have made it very clear I am not trying to attack Tila.

Nikky Raney

Strange any other comment that has my name in it gets auto-deleted. Seriously, when anyone writes "nikky" in the comments the post is auto-deleted, but somehow that account could bypass that? Maybe it's because that account is actually Tila.

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Nikky Raney: Weekly Update

Today is my mom's birthday so I won't be able to update much.

But, I am going to give a quick run down of what I am going to be blogging about this week - June 13 - June 20. It's good to give myself a schedule since I am still new to this blogging thing & writing for two blogs can get confusing.

The Future of Journalism's Blog Expectations For 6/13 - 6/20:

-Post regarding interviews via Skype
-Post regarding what questions to ask in interviews
-Post comparing interviews done by separate sources on the same topic.
-A video regarding interviews.
-A quick journalism history lesson (think Hearst vs Pulitzer).
-The future of Newspapers
-Comparing news magazines
-Video of my interview with Till We Die.
-Planning on how to collaborate with Rob from Blogington.com (Big Deal)

That is what I have planned so far.
If you have any requests for what I should cover you can leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

P.S. All the Tila Tequila divulgence and revelations will be reported on Zennie62.com. I am working with Tila Rot Spot & people who know her personally. I am not trying to do sensationalist blogging or some strange investigative reporting piece. What I am trying to do is take all the pieces of the puzzle - what she has stated (proof from her blog posts, videos, tweets), and the proof from other publications, interviews, videos, posts. I will make sure that there is credibility behind every interview that I do and every potentially defamatory statement will be backed up with a credible source - I say this in regards to what the interviewees may say about her. I am not trying to attack her in any way, but I think the lies she has told and the way she presents herself as a role model for teenagers is unacceptable. The reason she gets away with all the lies is because the big news outlets do not have a reason to cover her, and if I worked for CNN, Newsweek, etc. I definitely wouldn't pay any time writing about her. Hell, I don't even think Fox would. But I am going to spend the time to go back down memory lane and show every claim she has made, and see the flaws and cracks within the stories. The claims made previously that have been proven lies. And I think that once and for all there needs to be all of her lies exposed and everything put on the table. I want to show it in a way that there is no way Miss Tila can argue or try to defend herself, because I will purely use facts. All of that will be done with Zennie. This blog is strictly Journalism related.

My very close friend Josh Grattan will begin reporting and blogging for Zennie62.com. I am hoping that we will do some collaborative work, but he will also be blogging on his own. I think his blog posts will focus on music (Eminem), movies (The Karate Kid), and Poker (online vs. live). Grattan will also be featured in many of my upcoming videos.

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Comments are now allowed

After some thinking I have decided to allow comments to be posted beneath my blog entries.
I am sure I won't get many comments, but feel free to comment.
I am still not done with my interviews post.
I have created a video to go alongside that.
Thanks very much.
Have fun commenting if you feel like it.

Criticize me, compliment me, but truly read my blog entries.
The entires I do here are much different that for Zennie.
Zennie is getting my foot in the door so that I can further my career and gain the publicity and persona so that people will be comfortable working with me. Celebrity media coverage sells, and I have to do that before I can do the hard-hitting news. I am sure he'll hook me up with interviews I'd like.
Being on TMZ's blog roll helps and hurts.

I am not sure you understand Zennie accomplishments:

Zennie Abraham - Sports Business Simulations' CEO

City Brights Blogger for the San Francisco Chronicle

Runs the Blog Report: Zennie62.com

Huffington Post Blogger

Youtube Blogger with a widely viewed show

MAYOR of Oakland


Editor-in-Chief ofSBSON.com, 

YouTube and CNN discovered his video-blogging work, and he's now a frequent video contributor to CNN. He regularly travels between California and Georgia.'

Here are his other websites:

He is a big deal, and he is helping me out so much.
I am so excited.

I am so grateful this man believes in me. He is going to help my career so much, I cannot thank you enough Zennie. You have made me so happy.

So yeah, I have enabled commenting.
P.S. I did the graphics, but John Draper created this AMAZING layout.
SO professional and amazing. THANK YOU.

I am the future of journalism, and I will rise to the top.

"Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive." Donald Rumsfeld

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It's funny that I have ads on my page and I get paid for them, but Tila doesn't.
I am on blogrolls and Tila isn't. ahaha.

I bet I'll get zero comments and be disappointed.

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What the hell, Fox News?


Why would anyone write an article about this??
People have been asking me to give Fox News another chance, but SERIOUSLY?
I would expect this on College Humor, Funny or Die, Cracked, but not on FOX NEWS. Actually, I would probably JOKE about Fox News writing an article about this. I didn't expect them to actually do this.


And P.S. Borderline Personality disorder is the disorder that you say someone has when they have a vast array of different symptoms that could be a number of disorders. It's the disorder title you give someone before you figure out what's REALLY wrong with them.

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Interviews -- Part 1

I am sorry for delaying this blog entry. With my birthday just passing, and some other very personal/upsetting situations arising it has been hard for me to keep my head on straight. I have been somewhat of an emotional train wreck, but I am going to attempt to at least begin this blog entry and see what comes of it.

Who to interview?

You want to interview people who can give you the information and quotes that NO ONE else can. Ask the person the question that only THAT PERSON can answer. That is really important.

So, if you are doing an article about the Dover, New Hampshire police station laying off police officers there are many different interviews to obtain and questions to ask.

The chief of police would be asked much different questions than one of the newest rookie cops. You would need to do research to find out who is at the top of the "food chain." Find out WHO made this decision and WHY this decision was made. Ask those people questions that can ONLY be answered by that person.

There are many angles to take on the story.
Whether it be the angle of why the downsizing is happening, how this is going to affect the crime rate, the impact this is having on the families, etc. You would not ask one of the police officers being laid off (as a first question), "What is your favorite memory of being on the job?" No, that is not the right question to ask in this sort of situation. A better question would be, "What was your reaction when you found out you were one of the police officers being let go?"

Actually, I think I want to move to another topic about interviews.

Face-to-Face is the #1 best way to conduct an interview. That way you are speaking straight to the person. You see all the NON-VERBAL communication, and you can notice the tone of voice. You can "feel the presence" of the person and the vibes of the situation. Whether or not the person is feeling tension or relaxed. You are able to re-word and pose your questions differently in order to keep your source feeling at ease. You are able to get the best quotes straight from the person on the spot. You can ask follow up questions and you are really able to connect with the person and form somewhat of a "bond" with one another. The reporter always wants to protect the sources, and the sources need to know that they can trust the reporter.

Phone interviews may not always be great, because you never know who is in the room with that person telling them what to say. You don't get to see the look on the person's face. You may not even be speaking with the right person. Even if you know the person's voice you can never be 100% certain that the person you are speaking with is the person he or she claims to be.

E-mail interviews should be LAST resorts. The person cannot interpret your questions the way you may intend them to be interpreted. They could be perceived in a negative way. The person has time to backspace, reword, rephrase and PRACTICE the quote that will be given and published. The person is able to "rehearse" the quote and make sure that it sounds great.

The person could also be having someone ELSE write the e-mail for them. Someone ELSE could be typing the answers. The e-mail account could also be hacked, and in that case the person responding is not the person that the interview was intended to be with.

That's all I have for now.
My brain is in shambles right now, and I am sorry that I am allowing my personal problems interfere with my blogging personality.

It's actually a big stress reliever when I go on Zennie62.com and blog and expose Tila Tequila's lies. Guilty pleasures are still pleasures.

Cheers, I'll continue you this later.

I will discuss SKYPE in my next part of the interview blogs.

(p.s. Tom from Myspace is following me on Twitter!)

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Fox Could Learn From Me.

I am going to make sure to do blog entries soon.

My personal life has been a bit on the down site. My birthday was Monday, and I am now 20, but certain things have been holding me back.

I saw a comment on a post I wrote for Zennie62.com dealing with Tila Tequila, and this comment MADE MY DAY:

Yes, Fox could learn more than a couple things from me. I am the Future of Journalism, and I will continue on my blogs about "Miss Tila Tequila," because she is a celebrity who uses her fame for evil. She has been faking suicide attempts and adding stigma to mental illness, and that is intolerable.

My personal life is busy, but I will do my blog entry about INTERVIEWS very soon. :) So, this was a check in for me. Cheers. xoxox

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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So here's a quickie

My 20th birthday is tomorrow, June 7, 2010.
I will probably blog again on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Zennie wants me to keep doing Tila Tequila coverage for Zennie62.com since my blog posts are clearly making an impact & actually have influenced her. I have gotten to the point where if you type my NAME "nikky" in her comments the comment will be instantly deleted. I'm serious, go try it.

Too much Jersey Shore.

Watched the MTV movie awards.
Twilight won almost everything.
The end MTV missed three "fucks" that went uncensored.
Luckily the FCC is more lenient when it's after 11 pm.

I am going to work on my interview blog entry for the future of journalism
& maybe do some more vlogging in addition.

It's11:20 pm - I am going to go to sleep & then celebrate my birthday tomorrow.


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Nikky Raney Video Update:

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Tila Tequila Blogs & Tweets while potentially bleeding to death...

Tila Tequila's multiple personality Jane tried to kill her. And Tila blogged and tweeted all about it while she was bleeding. So, she's cut up with knives, but she's blogging and tweeting


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Nikky Raney: Journalist & Blogger

"There is no substitute for face-to-face reporting and research." -- Thomas Friedman

I recently received an e-mail from a Professor of Communications from a University in Oregon. I do not feel that it is important to name him or to name the university he represents. Anyway, he found my blog and thought it would be good to interview me for a book he is writing about "Social Media and Journalism."

I was very happy to receive this e-mail with the interview questions, but I think that interviews should never be done through e-mails. E-mails should be a last resort to the way to interview a source. I will do a blog entry about interviewing next, because I think that the future of journalism needs to not rely on technology for everything. Face-to-face interviews or phone interviews are the best way to get credible and accurate information, because you can hear the tone of voice, and you are able to ask follow-up questions. When you interview via e-mail you are limited. You cannot hear the tone of voice, and you cannot pick up on any other non-verbal communication, which is critical to interpersonal communication.

Anyway, I was deeply offended by one of the questions I was asked. It was not even a question, really.

"You have many pictures of yourself on your page and was wondering if you could comment about how your public persona may or may not be perceived as someone interested in so-called "serious" journalism.
I could be missing this here but this could be part of the "celebrity" journalism you are also writing about."

I think that I need to make this clear and concise to those who read my blog entries for both web sites. So, here is the answer I gave him:

"Okay, I am into serious journalism and my track record can prove that to you. I was apart of the Hillary Clinton campaign, and I am extremely interested with political and governmental affairs. Newsweek is my favorite magazine. My public persona may not seem that way, but my experience speaks for itself. As for the "celebrity" blogging. That is blogging, not reporting. That is not journalism, that is blogging. I was given an offer from Zennie Abraham, and I would never turn down an offer to write for a blog that was recognized and on TMZ's blogroll. It was a great opportunity to put my name out there and to slowly build my way up. It's baby steps. I am slowly trying to incorporate journalism into those blog posts. If you go to my website Nikkyraney.com, The Future of Journalism, you will see that the blog entries I write on that site will archive back and show that I truly am apart of "serious" journalism. I like to use photos of myself, because I like to be original. I don't want to just steal photos from google images and post them as my own. I did modeling for a while, and I quit modeling for journalism. This is also why I am interested in PRINT journalism. I do not to be judged by my looks. My public persona on Zennie62.com is mostly being critical of those who claim to be journalists (such as Perez & Tila) I was given this opportunity from Zennie, and I am thankful and glad. But it is a blogging opportunity. I would hope that I wouldn't be judged by that, but if I am then anyone can link back to my own website and see the truth. That question actually offended me a bit, because I would like to break the mold and be able to write about everything. I am a 19-year-old (soon to be 20), and I think that it is okay for me to do the celebrity blogging, because it is not easy to get those hard hitting investigative stories without a degree to show. I was a paid freelance columnist my senior year of high school for Foster's Daily Democrat. I would hope that people would not judge me based on my "celebrity blog entries," but on my actual articles that I have done, and for all the hard work and dedication I obviously have put into my career. If you read my blog entries for my own website you will see how highly critical I am of the media and sensationalism."

The reason I posted this was because: if he has that opinion of me - then he must not be the only one. When I started doing the celebrity blog entries, I knew that I would get some flack for it. If you actually read those posts though, the one entry in which I completely let loose and show the side of a true blogger is the recent blog entry that dealt with Tila Tequila calling herself a journalist. That outraged me.

I am extremely grateful and love being able to blog for Zennie62.com, but I don't want the role of "celebrity blogger" overtake my public persona. I am going to take that information, and I will try to show a more serious side to my blog posts. It is difficult to blog about the serious hot topics, because I want to go in and get my own interviews. I want to be at the scene. I want to go out and get my own photos. I want to be out there doing everything that a journalist does, because journalism is my passion.

I hope that this will clear the air. I want to be able to have recognition for being able to blog about the "entertainment" side of things, but also that I can report & write about the other matters. I would like to be able to serve all audiences.

The blog entries I have done on "Facebook Privacy" are definitely directed at a different audience than the blog entry I wrote about "Tila Going To Rehab." Just as the sources I cite for each are different. I make sure that I cite and use credibly sources within my blog entries.

I will keep this in mind during my future blog posts.

My next blog post for this blog will be about INTERVIEWS.
The way to conduct interviews, who to interview, etc.
I think that a big part of the future of journalism is being able to conduct the proper interviews with the reliable and credible sources, and the way to get in touch with these sources.

I do feel honored that I was chosen to be interviewed for this book - don't get me wrong. I also attribute that to the traffic and exposure I have received due to writing for Zennie62.com. I am not ashamed of any of my blog entries. I put all my blog entries into a document before I post it onto the web. I think that a better way to conduct the interview would have been to ask if it would be possible to call me, and to better explain why I am being chosen. I give him credit for the way he phrased the "question." So, if you would like to give me a follow-up interview I am willing to talk to you on the phone and discuss any further questions you may have.

I respect anonymity, and I did not think it would have been respectful or necessary to post who wrote the e-mail, because I could be wrong on his intentions. I may have gotten it all wrong, but the phrasing and way I perceived it made me feel offended. That is another part of why e-mail is not a good way to get interviews. I mean, what if my e-mail was hacked? Then the hacker would have e-mailed him back all sorts of random crap.

This is part of the reason why I admire Hunter S. Thompson. He could report and write whatever he pleased, and he was still known as a serious journalist. I can read Fear and Loathing in America over and over again, it is my all time favorite book. I love seeing the faxes and letters sent back and forth. I love how you can see his personality and the behind the scenes of what he was thinking as he wrote. I strive to reach that level, but I would like to be able to instill a bit more objectivity into reporting.

P.S. "Celebrity" news (Entertainment) is not any less news than sports, health, political, international, etc. It is a different beat, but that does not mean it is not important. The way the articles/blog entries are written are crucial to the understanding of what is being written about. Don't judge an article by its headline or topic. Actually read through and see what sort of interviews and information is being presented, and if there has been a credible source. I am sick of seeing the "an insider says" or "a friend close to the family." I want there to be a name. Find someone who will go on record and give a reliable quote.

That's all for now.

"In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story." --Walter Cronkite

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