12 February 2005

I would have gotten away with it except for those pesky bloggers


Hugh [Hewitt] had me on the air earlier in the show to talk about Eason’s Fables, and I went on briefly again for a reaction. Needless to say, the audience erupted in delight and disbelief, and Hugh told them to watch the news coverage of Jordan’s resignation. The man who probably was the most responsible for the blogswarm of Eason’s Fables pointed out that the networks, which had yet to address the issue, now needed to report the resignation of the head of a news organization for a scandal they never reported to their viewers.

Given the set of people being brought down through exposure by the blogosphere, I wonder how long it will be before Old Media starts treating that section of the blogosphere as the re-incarnation of HUAC.

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Please let us win!

[source, source]

Senate Democrats watched in dismay last autumn as their longtime leader, Thomas A. Daschle, fell to steady attacks by national Republican and conservative groups. Yesterday they said they won’t let it happen to Daschle’s successor, Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.).

Each of Reid’s 43 Democratic colleagues, plus a Democratic-leaning independent, signed a letter to President Bush, urging him to halt the “counter-productive attacks” against Reid by the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Top Democrats released the letter at a Capitol news conference, in which they fired back at the GOP for a fourth straight day.

So the Democratic Party’s idea of “defense” is to beg their opponent to stop? Seems to be a lot of that going around these days.

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