This is interesting. Why is Dan Blather bringing this suit now? The left, of which Dan is a part, ordinarily is well coordinated and goal oriented when it comes to these kinds of things. I think Dan’s ego is taking precedence over the party line. It will be amusing as to how—or if—the MSM covers this story. Dan’s temper tantrum will further undermine whatever shred of credibility the MSM continues to enjoy among those whose only truth is what they want to believe.
Sometimes I think the “left is coordinated” is more of a fear than a reality.
But I’m seeing a great example of the coordination in a local race here in Virginia.
In a primary, one democrat apparently took to making up stuff about the other democrat — so much so that when he won, a major democrat operative and member of the other campaign wrote what he really thought of the guy, in a diary sarcastically named “Vote for Rex Simmons”.
In that diary, the writer, Nate De Petrio (sp?), who is also the Executive Director of a major democratic organization Next Generation Democrats, told his fellow democrats to “vote for Rex”, but not provide him ANY other support at all. He said Rex lied, and ran a false negative campaign.
So now in the general election, Rex’s republican opponent took Nate’s quotes and used them in a TV ad. He included, as you always do with quotes, a citation for where you could FIND the quote.
The blog where they were found, which is also a blog for a major democratic PAC, got really mad about this. But rather than complaining about the democrat writing this stuff, they decided to try to use it against the Republican.
So they started a misinformation campaign about how citing their web site was tantamount to falsely claiming THEY wrote the quotes.
Which was funny at first, seeing a bunch of left-wing blogs rant about being quoted.
But then a funny thing happened. The Washington Post, who otherwise ignores blogs, did a FRONT PAGE story, mostly parroting the liberal blog position, which included misrepresenting the facts. They got 3 “experts” to denounce the use of “anonymous comments” from blogs, when in fact the quotes were neither anonymous, nor from comments. And the experts were all involved in the democratic party, but only one was so identified.
Then major national blogs picked up the story. And it appeared on the Stephen Colbert show.
I expect Keith Olberman will make the Republican one of his “worst people of the week” soon.
So it’s been amazing to watch how the left can call on all these resources to make something look wrong, and to make it look like everybody thinks it’s wrong.
This is the same bunch who brought us “macaca” last year.