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August 09, 2006

Your Media, America

(Posted by John.)

Wall Street Journal:  Some people put anti-semitic comments on Kos' site, so obviously all bloggers are virulent, violent, anti-zionist anti-semites.

Washington Post:  Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs is just ducky.

Okay, there's a bit in the WaPo piece about how un-"subtle" LGF is, but reading it you'd never guess at the open sewer that is the LGF comments.

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LGF worked for me. It taught me what dhimmitude meant. Oh wait, no it didn't!

Posted by: norbizness | Aug 9, 2006 11:01:44 AM

Gotta admit, seeing that puff piece on Johnson and LGF in this morning's Style section drove me absolutely nuts. The Worthless Ombudsperson will be hearing from me, once I calm down a bit.

Half the lefty blogsphere was pointing out over the weekend how the WaPo's Dan Balz (among others) got played by Lieberman's staff in reporting that Lieberman had pulled his ground game. You'd think that would be a bigger deal than noticing some additional smoke in a news photo - but not to the Washington Post.

And on the flip side, the WaPo and the other usual suspects seem to go on endlessly about the 'fever swamp' of the 'angry left' blogsphere, but they give a pass to the Angry Right. (I've already written the Worthless Ombudsperson about this. Got a reply saying she was passing on my request - essentially, "When will your 'angry Right' piece come out - to the Outlook section. And that was the end of that.)

Posted by: RT | Aug 9, 2006 11:21:02 AM

In half-defense of the MSM, there is a difference. Lefty blogs are influential, whereas righty blogs are utterly superfluous in light of talk radio. The brighter spotlight on Kos, FDL, MyDD is justified, though obviously the Charles Johnson puff-piece is utterly unwarranted.

If LGF holds a convention, and Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee delivers the keynote address, then obviously the same scrutiny that Dem netroot sites get would be in order.

Posted by: kth | Aug 9, 2006 11:46:49 AM

It's a minor point, but the headline for the WaPo article is really, really bad. First, the verb should be "score", not "make". Second and more important, it's extremely bad taste to use a light hearted military metaphor for a story about a photo of the aftermath of the bombing of an urban area.

Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Aug 9, 2006 12:15:15 PM

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