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  • Some Sage Advice for the Conservative Blogger

    05/11/2011 10:24:05 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    Conclub ^ | 05-10-11 | Dave
    So you finally decided to take the big step, to wade into the debates of the day, and lend your ever-so-wise voice to the great political public square. You’ve decided to become a political blogger. Now what? And what can you learn and expect as you step forth to ideological battle and proclaim the truth as you know it? I have blogged from a conservative point of view for many years, both as an individual as well as in a group blog format, and in that time I like to think that I’ve learned a few things about blogging along...
  • COICA: Giving the government the power to shut down dissent

    11/19/2010 9:56:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Thanks to a bill that has received bipartisan support in the Senate, the Department of Justice may soon have the power to suspend domain names if the Attorney General deems a site as having copyright infringement “central to the activity” conducted by the site owners.  Hollywood and the recording industry has pushed the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) to get the government in position to seize Internet sites that damage the property rights of intellectual property producers, bypassing the existing remedies of lawsuits and damage recoveries.  However, the ambiguous nature of the definition and the wide latitude it...
  • Scarborough: Right-Wing Bloggers Criticizing Mika For Cutting Off Pastor Jones Are 'Crazy People'

    09/13/2010 6:42:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Crazy? I'll give you crazy . . . Last Friday Mika Brzezinski and Morning Joe engaged in some strange and possibly unprecedented TV "journalism." They invited Terry Jones—the potentially Koran-burning pastor—on the show via live feed, gave former Newsweek editor Jon Meachem the chance to lecture him about Christianity and implore him not to proceed with his plan . . . then summarily cut the feed without giving Jones the chance to say word one in response. "We don't really need to hear anything else" declared Mika, as she shut down the pastor's microphone. A number of bloggers, including NB's...
  • The New Media Right Retorts...

    07/10/2010 5:11:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    -A weekly summary of news, views, and humor from the New Media's resurgent Right-
  • Rockin’ the Right-Wing Blogosphere: John J. Miller’s Conservative Song Lists ...

    06/01/2010 8:18:39 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 10 replies · 458+ views
    The Journal of Popular Culture ^ | 2010 | MICHAEL T. SPENCER
    ON MAY 26, 2006, RIGHT-WING POLITICAL REPORTER JOHN J. MILLER published an article for the National Review titled "Rockin’ the Right: The 50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs" wherein he identified some of the more "liberal" rock songs according to popular memory from the 1960s to present day as actually "convey[ing] a conservative idea or sentiment." [SNIP]I argue these lists attempt to reterritorialize rock as a means of shifting the terrain of political debate concerning the various cultural forms that can now be claimed for conservatism, and I position them in relation to a larger right-wing political trend: one which attempts...
  • Anti-Obama sentiment brewing on internet as Tea party threatens boilover

    12/13/2009 6:32:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 57 replies · 3,840+ views
    theaustralian.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | Christina Lamb
    Anti-Obama sentiment brewing on internet as Tea party threatens boilover WHEN Stacy Mott, a stay-at-home mother of three children, started writing a blog after the election of President Barack Obama last year, she had no involvement in politics and simply wanted to vent her frustration at financial bailouts, healthcare reform and legislation to combat climate change. The former marketing executive at Toys R Us quickly found she was not alone. One year on, her blog, Smart Girl Politics, is an organisation with 23,000 members and co-ordinators in almost every state. "There are a huge amount of people out there...
  • Arianna to Rupert: Stop With The Whining Already

    12/02/2009 6:17:04 AM PST · by steve-b · 19 replies · 602+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/2/09 | Cecilia Kang
    The Huffington Post is one of those aggregation Web sites criticized by media titan Rupert Murdoch yesterday. And its response to his statement that practices by those sites amount to content theft: Enough of the whining and finger pointing. Here's Arianna Huffington's post in response to Murdoch: She said the News Corp. chairman just doesn't get the new Web media model. Murdoch and Huffington were among those at a media star-studded event at the Federal Trade Commission on the future of newspapers. The FTC said its workshop was meant to consider ways the federal government could play a role in...
  • Blocked on LGF!

    10/19/2009 2:09:42 PM PDT · by chaimke · 22 replies · 915+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 10/19/2009 | Chaim
    Either I have a message worth reading - in which case LGF blocking me makes no difference, or I have nothing worthy to say - in which case acceptance by LGF makes no difference! Meanwhile, after wracking my brain as to why I was banned and seeing who else the good Mr. Johnson has been feuding with, I can only surmise that the above quoted posts and many others which expose extreme Islamists in my blog may have cumulatively been the cause of my banishment. Should that be the case, I can only thank Charles Johnson for elevating my little...
  • The Unholy Alliance of Michelle Malkin and Michael Gaynor

    10/11/2009 3:17:53 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 35 replies · 948+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/11/2009 | Mike Volpe
    always say I love numbers because numbers don't lie. I recently scanned Michelle Malkin's site, Michael Gaynor's site, and Anita Moncrief's site, and what I discovered is rather illuminating. For instance, on Michelle Malkin's site, Anita Moncrief is mentioned in more pieces (25-19) than Wade Rathke. In other words, if you relied primarily on Michelle Malkin's site for your news, you'd think that Anita Moncrief is more important to the ACORN story than the long time CEO of the group, Wade Rathke. Wade Rathke is known by almost all that follow ACORN whereas Moncrief is relatively unknown by most that...
  • Rick Moran’s “Right Wing Nut House” Should Be Renamed “Nut House”

    09/18/2009 10:37:31 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 5 replies · 367+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 9/18/2009 | Sal
    I’ve counted Right Wing Nuthouse as one of the blogs I read on a regular basis for the past few years now (as noted by the fact that it is in our blogroll). I’ve always found Rick Moran’s articles to be interesting and thought provoking, even if I often disagreed with him (as he is a bit more moderate than I am). Yet, earlier this week, he wrote a column that I found to be a vitriolic attack on Rush Limbaugh for a typical Rush segment in which Rush illustrated absurdity by being absurd. The bit in question that Rick...
  • Right Online interview: Not Evil, Just Wrong

    08/15/2009 3:00:59 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 388+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 08/15/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I had looked forward to interviewing Phelim McAleer at the Right Online conference about his new film, Not Evil Just Wrong: The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria, since I interviewed him at CPAC about his efforts on the documentary at that point. This time, though, Phelim’s co-director and wife Ann McElhinney joined us to discuss the film, the radical environmental movement, and how Rachel Carson changed the world — to the detriment of tens of millions of people who have needlessly died through the banning of DDT.
  • Conservatives Take On Liberals In Blogosphere

    08/14/2009 6:01:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 631+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 14, 2009
    Conservatives take on liberals in blogosphere DAN NEPHIN Aug. 14 PITTSBURGH -- Call this city blogger central. Two grassroots groups - one left leaning, the other right leaning - are holding their annual conferences here and teaching members how to wield clout online. On the left is Netroots Nation, which has been credited in part with helping usher President Barack Obama into office. On the right is RightOnline, a project of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The Netroots Nation conference is much larger, at about 1,800 people, and lasts four days. RightOnline has about 700 people and lasts two...
  • NewsReal Blog Round Up: Clunkers, “New” Black Panthers, Partisan Rantings

    08/05/2009 12:07:14 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 1 replies · 388+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 4, 2009 | David Swindle
    There are plenty of interesting thoughts swirling around in the blogosphere, as evidenced by this first NewsReal Blog Round Up. Andrew Sullivan muses on the Cash for Clunkers program and conservatism: What conservatives have to do, in my view, is not demonize government, but to champion limited government. If government can do tangible practical things that help everyone, while balancing its budget, it’s doing what conservatives think it should. Smart, practical initiatives that address problems that the private sector has failed at: what else is government for? The rest is ideology – and it seems to be all the Republicans...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Back To Square One [Andrew Sullivan, Semi-Birther?]

    07/31/2009 10:39:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 149 replies · 4,412+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | July 29, 2009 | Andrew Sullivan
    The whole birth certificate issue gets weirder still: "I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago...." But why are we supposed to rely on the testimony of Dr Fukino, whom I believe entirely. It is not my job as a journalist or yours as a...
  • A Commentor Bestiary

    04/10/2009 12:33:44 PM PDT · by giant sable · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Edgelings.com ^ | April 10, 2009 | Michael S. Malone
    There's been a lot of talk recently about what is being lost with the death of newspapers. But less discussed is what is being GAINED. And that is that the Web is a much more interactive, participatory medium that a newspaper can ever be. One controversial or memorable blog entry can attract more comments than entire career as a newspaper reporter. Just as important, there is no filter -- no copy editor -- to get between you and those armies of commentors out there. And those commentors come in many forms -- more than most of us ever imagined. Here's...
  • Should the Rightosphere Get More Involved Party Activism?

    02/10/2009 5:46:53 AM PST · by SalAOR · 151+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 2/10/2009 | Sal
    Reaching across the aisle must have been too uncomfortable for a man who is used to standing around and watching admirers crawl up that same aisle to offer obeisance. In his first televised press conference since being elected to become All Things to All People, Barack Obama dropped the pretense of giving a crap about what anybody else thought. Those of us who have been paying attention to the man rather than the media-spun myth were less than surprised by the development. Three weeks into his tenure, Mr. Obama acknowledged that his effort to change the political climate in Washington...
  • Morning Joe: ‘There Are A Lot Of Idiots On The Web That Can Turn A Phrase’

    02/05/2009 10:56:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 843+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This was the pot calling the kettle . . . broke. Talk about chutzpah, this was the journalistic equivalent of John Edwards and Eliot Spitzer co-authoring an advice book on how to stay faithful to your wife [foreword by Bill Clinton]. By its cover story this week, Time deigns to dole out advice to newspapers about how to save themselves. This from the same Time whose parent, Time Inc., just a few months ago announced massive layouts. Time Inc. is in turn owned by Time Warner, which just yesterday announced a fourth-quarter loss of . . . $16 billion. Time...
  • Week of babies and lies [Mediascum Attack Sarah Palin Again]

    01/04/2009 2:14:25 PM PST · by Enchante · 10 replies · 1,156+ views
    Yahoo Buzz ^ | 01/02/09 | Vera H-C Chan
    Week of babies and lies Sarah Palin talks about her daughter's baby, and a hoax that fooled Oprah Winfrey falls apart. Buzz Week in Review A collective exhale ushered the volatile 2008 out the door this week, although one baby who caused a political storm managed to quietly slip himself out before the end. Meanwhile, a long-time Oprah hoax and high-seas piracy stirred up the Buzz—and the searches—during this transition period. Mom, Do We Have to Do a Combo Celebration? Bristol Palin's boy emerged not as the grandson of the first female vice president, but as another December baby who...
  • Williams Bewails Decline of 'Classically-Trained' Journos, Rise of Guys With 'Opinion And a Modem'

    12/24/2008 6:03:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,668+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    There was no Memorex around when the brontosauri were bidding bye-bye, but I think we have a pretty good idea of what they sounded like as they were going extinct. Just listen to Brian Williams this morning. Appearing on Morning Joe, the NBC Nightly News anchor lamented the decline of "classically-trained" journalists in favor of guys with "an opinion and a modem." A question from Pat Buchanan about the ebbing fortunes of the old media set Williams off on a soliloquy he assured us was not self-interested. View video here.
  • Who is "Buckhead" for the WBEZ tapes?

    10/29/2008 7:44:05 AM PDT · by Yanni.Znaio · 6 replies · 509+ views
    HotelSierra blog ^ | 29-OCT-2008 | Yanni.Znaio
    Who is "Buckhead" for the WBEZ tapes? Remember 2004, Dan Rather, the "fake but accurate" memo, and a poster on Freerepublic.com named "Buckhead" who was the first to spot the fact that something was not quite right about that memo? Well, now we have the tapes of Obama, Ayers, et al., in the WBEZ (Chicago National Proletarian Radio) archives that, as far as Obama being a socialist, are like the punchline to the old joke where the guy asks the girl if she'd sleep with him for a million dollars, and she says, "Sure!". Then he asks her if she'd...
  • Mapes: 'Ha-Ha: Right-Wing Bloggers Don't Matter Any More'

    10/24/2008 10:04:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies · 2,108+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mary Mapes is in gloat over-drive. Dan Rather's erstwhile producer, the woman behind Memogate, is beside herself with joy at what she sees as the impending death of the conservative blogosphere. It's her expectation that Barack Obama will win the presidency that has Mapes so hopeful. Annotated excerpts from her HuffPo column, The Monster is Dying [emphasis added]: * This whole thing is starting to feel a lot like the climactic death scene at the end of a 1950s monster movie. * Palin actually resembles that old monster movie staple -- the beautiful-but-bookish brunette working as a lab assistant for...
  • Sliming Joe the Plumber (FR mention for *weak* comparison)

    10/17/2008 3:26:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 893+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/17/2008 | Brian Faughnan
    An ordinary citizen speaks up about how federal policies affect his family and his pocketbook, and bloggers dive into his personal life. His finances, his address, his background and family connections are all splashed all over the Internet as bloggers line up to debate whether the instant celebrity is all he appears to be. Many feel he's concealing enough about his background to make his opinion worthless. Next the media steps in to defend the ordinary guy. Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty says he's being swift-boated. The New York Times says he's being slimed. One partisan blogger says the other...
  • The Politics Of Blood (The Left's Descent Into Total Derangement Alert)

    09/02/2008 6:58:28 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 78 replies · 560+ views
    First Things ^ | 9/1/2008 | Joseph Bottum
    Film-maker Michael Moore has apparently praised the gulf weather for its chance of disrupting the Republican convention: “This hurricane is proof that there is a god in heaven.” Another low point in politics, though possibly one that could be passed off with a laugh—a partisan irony, rather than a serious derangement. But over on the leftist Daily Kos website, there is a post that sinks much lower—so low that it caused many of the commentators to denounce it. Which led another commentator to make this remark: I am prepared to do whatever is necessary to destroy the Republican Party as...
  • Blogosphere Map - FreeRepublic Locus

    06/23/2008 5:59:39 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 30 replies · 142+ views
    Presidential Watch 08 Website ^ | 06/23/08 | Presidential Watch 08
    Here's an interesting representation of the "Blogosphere" and how Free Republic appears in this map. As far as I can tell, FR get's linked to or has links from? all these sites that we have a tie to...Red are conservative, Yellow are "InfoPits"? and Blue...the enemy...Go to the website and you can search on websites and vary the size of the display to achieve better resolution. Sorta fun to see...
  • Backstory on AP - Drudge Retort Issue (cut-and-pasted entire articles unattributed)

    06/19/2008 7:23:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies · 141+ views
    Media Bloggers Association ^ | June 18, 2008 | Robert Cox
    In reading a small slice of the coverage of the AP - Drudge Retort contretemps it struck me that a lot of the more breathless coverage in the blogosphere stems from the rather larger misperception that one day last week, out of the blue, Rogers Cadenhead got slapped with a lawsuit by AP. As one of the few people who has seen all the legal documents in the case and has actually read the Digital Millennium Copyright Act I can see it would be wise for some folks to cool down and acquaint themselves with the rather prosaic facts in...
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Using Words as Weapons on the Blogosphere

    06/07/2008 6:36:35 AM PDT · by tcg · 2 replies · 146+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 6/07/08 | Fr. Michael P. Orsi
    There are bloggers who present their calumny under the guise of “allegations,” applying evasive constructs like “some people are saying” or “it has been alleged.” Such writers are often well educated (sometimes with a law background), skilled at parsing words in order to avoid culpability for legal defamation. In this they rely for protection on the high standard of proof required to bring a libel action. Others recognize the evil in calumny, but see it as a compromise that must be made for the sake of a noble cause. They hope that by destroying an opponent’s reputation they will de-legitimize...
  • Mike Huckabee: Arkansas secular liberal?

    12/22/2007 12:28:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 111+ views
    Bitsblog ^ | December 21, 2007
    Mike Huckabee campaigns as religious Baptist. Yet how religious is Huck? Robert Novak, in the Washington Post, questions the depth of Huckabee’s Baptist support: More than personality explains why not all his Baptist brethren have signed on the dotted line for Huckabee. He did not join the “conservative resurgence” that successfully rebelled against liberals in the Southern Baptist Convention a generation ago. Ann Coulter goes farther, and questions both Huckabee’s intelligence and sincerity of his supposed religous convictions. Hat Tip: Allah Pundit: Hot Air, Huckabee is a liberal Arkansas politician, who would be a democrat, if the party was not...
  • Pro-Fred & Anti-Huck

    12/15/2007 12:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 228+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 14, 2007 | Jonathan Adler
    As regular VC readers know, I am one of several conspirators who is supporting Fred Thompson's campaign for President. I cannot speak for the others, but my reasons for supporting Thompson include his commitment to federalism, his candor on important issues other candidates would prefer to avoid (e.g. entitlements), and his record on regulatory reform and government oversight over the past thirty years. For National Review's pentultimate issue (the one before they endorsed Mitt Romney), I authored an article making the conservative case for Thompson. For those without subscriptions to the print magazine, here is an excerpt: Sen. Fred Thompson...
  • NBC reverses decision on Freedom Watch ad

    12/08/2007 11:47:12 AM PST · by abb · 132 replies · 841+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | December 8, 2007 | Matt Drudge
    **Under pressure from outraged viewers, NBC has reversed its decision not to air the Freedom's Watch ads thanking troops... Developing...
  • Viva the Ron Paul Revolution! (Barf Alert)

    12/01/2007 4:31:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 876+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | December 1, 2007 | Morbo
    Like noxious bugs swarming over a crumbling tenement, followers of Ron Paul have invaded the blogosphere. Their target is anyone who dares to criticize their hero. Bloggers have dealt with them in various ways. Some have tried banning them outright. Others allow readers to engage them in back-and-forth debates that can easily take a thread to several hundred responses. I used to find the Paulites annoying, but recently I had a revelation: Far from being scorned, Paul’s rabid fans should be welcomed and encouraged. We should do everything we can to make certain they keep pushing their man, sending him...
  • the open mike (blogging among believing Christians)

    11/27/2007 1:40:36 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 138+ views
    Off The Record ^ | November 27, 2007 | Diogenes
    An article in USA Today touches on blogging among believing Christians, and remarks on the frequently combative nature of the posts: "For Christ's sake, stop!" declared the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Rev. Frank Page, pleading for civility in the Baptist blogosphere. Episcopalians and Anglicans duel incessantly over their faith and future in the Anglican Communion. Catholics focus on every topic from liturgy to law to spirituality. These are faith bloggers -- uncountable voices who contest, confess and consider religious beliefs, doctrines and denominational politics in their posts. Although every faith has its bloggers, U.S. Christians may...
  • The Rightosphere Temperature Check For November: Special GOP Primary Edition

    11/26/2007 10:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 624+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | November 27, 2007 | John Hawkins
    Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer 8 questions about the 2008 candidates. The following 61 blogs responded: The Absurd Report, David All Group, AtlanticBlog, The American Princess, Betsy's Page, Bit's Blog, BizzyBlog, Blogs of War, Blonde Sagacity, Bluey Blog, Boi From Troy, Bookworm Room, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Cassy Fiano, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Cold Fury, Conservative Grapevine, Damian Penny, Dispatches from Blogblivion, Argghhhh!, Ed Driscoll, Eckernet, Musings, Fraters Libertas, Ian Schwartz, Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media, Ghost of a Flea, (Michael) GOPUSA Northeast, (Hank) GOPUSA Northeast, GraniteGrok, Gocinatlanta, Guardian Watchblog,...
  • Fred on the GWOT (Video interview)

    11/25/2007 7:51:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 553+ views
    The Weekly Standard/PajamasMedia ^ | November 21, 2007 | Dean Barnett
    Roger L. Simon, last seen cavorting with Pajama clad babes on the floor of the BlogWorld convention like a latter day Hugh Hefner, sat down with Fred Thompson to discuss the Global War on Terror. Bob Owens, proprietor of the excellent Confederate Yankee blog, joined Roger in conducting the interview. I linked to this yesterday in my Republican race Q&A, but the interview itself merits a little post of its own. In no particular order, a few observations: 1) The long form interview allowed Fred to express his knowledge and thoughts on the war on terror. He was impressive. Believe...
  • Blogs: All the noise that fits. (Opinions on weblogs no substitute for fact-finding of reporters)

    08/20/2007 10:02:06 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 36 replies · 1,281+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 19, 2007 | Michael Skube
    The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a cultural critic by inclination, was writing in 1990, when the Internet was not yet a part of everyday life and bloggers did not exist. Bloggers now are everywhere among us, and no one asks if we don't need more full-throated advocacy on the Internet. The blogosphere is the loudest corner of the Internet, noisy with disputation, manifesto-like postings and an...
  • In California budget battle, McClintock goes blog wild (good conservative news from California?)

    07/25/2007 5:13:55 PM PDT · by saganite · 28 replies · 756+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 25, 2007 | AURELIO ROJAS
    As last week's all-night lockdown in the state Senate ended without a budget, Sen. Tom McClintock thanked fellow conservatives on his daily blog for their calls and e-mails and proclaimed, "You've made a difference." By many accounts, so has the rock-ribbed Thousand Oaks Republican who during the current stalemate has reached out to the party faithful via the blogosphere and urged them to implore the Senate's 15 Republicans to hold firm. Railing against what he sees as profligate spending by Democrats is nothing new for McClintock, who during his 21 years in the Legislature has often been dismissed by critics...
  • Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood... (Fred Alert!)

    07/10/2007 8:03:08 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 20 replies · 679+ views
    Blog P.I. ^ | July 10th, 2007 | William Beutler
    It’s one thing to offer relevant criticisms of a candidate (or potential candidate), but making things up out of whole cloth is an obvious sign of desperation. From what I’ve seen, some people are desperately afraid of no one so much as Fred... I can’t remember where I first noticed somebody named “Jim Robinson” going after Fred, but thanks to the Oracle of Mountain View, it was not difficult to track his hilariously ineffective mau-mauing across the blogosphere... It may be a clue that “Jim Robinson” is almost surely stolen from Jim Robinson, the owner and operator of Free Republic....
  • Bloggers rail against imposing civility online ("Brave New 'Blogosphere'"?)

    04/11/2007 10:51:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 861+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/07 | Glenn Chapman
    SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Outrage abounds in the "blogosphere" as a pair of Internet luminaries are lobbying for rules of behavior in the lawless world of online commentary. Internet publisher Tim O'Reilly, credited with coining the phrase "Web 2.0," and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales triggered torrents of vitriol by proposing a "Blogging Code of Conduct" to impose civility on the Internet. The idea came in the wake of anonymous death threats posted on the blog of author and speaker Kathy Sierra, O'Reilly's friend. "A culture is a set of shared agreements that allows us to live together," O'Reilly wrote in...
  • Calling All Bloggers: So You Want To Go To Iraq?

    02/20/2007 10:15:11 PM PST · by HarryCaul · 5 replies · 439+ views
    IraqSlogger ^ | 02/20/07 | ANNA SHEN
    ... I do not speak for all the US military -- I can tell you that it is MNF-I policy that we will consider bloggers who request an embed with our forces. I don't see much difference between mainstream media reporters and bloggers, from my perspective as the CPIC director. From my perspective, their requests are the same and the process to get them embedded is the same. MNF-I works with US Central Command and the Department of Defense on which reporters and which bloggers we should specifically reach out to, but in reality, we will consider requests from any...
  • How to Lose Credibility on your blog, the Huffington Post way

    02/17/2007 8:18:06 PM PST · by summer · 95 replies · 3,030+ views
    summer2007 (summer's new blog) | Feb 17, 2007 | summer
    Editorial written by summer Whenever I start writing something I hope can be appreciated by both sides of the aisle, it seems like my hope quickly fades, because of a bad situation I can’t ignore from one side, which more often than not is the liberal side. For example, FreeRepublic.com enforces a strict policy of not allowing a news headline to be discarded; but, over at Huff Post, they literally “eat” the press. When I surfed over to Huffington Post last night, I saw a front page news headline I hadn’t seen posted anywhere else, screaming about Jeb Bush. Apparently...
  • "McCain to worship false idol of intelligent design"

    02/16/2007 10:45:19 AM PST · by pillut48 · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 16, 2007 | Northwest Progressive Institute
    "McCain isn't a moderate; he's as conservative as they come and has little principle, otherwise he would have spoken out against the fiasco in Iraq..."
  • FAQ - The Blogosphere!

    12/23/2006 4:38:00 PM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 391+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/23/06 | Dean Barnett
    FAQ - The Blogosphere! Posted by Dean Barnett | 2:29 PM 1) So is this FAQ prompted by that Opinion Journal piece by Joseph Rago that slammed the blogosphere this past Wednesday? I cannot tell a lie. It is. Originally, I had no intention to write about the piece. I received a ton of letters asking me to respond to it, but I had no real interest in doing so. As I told my correspondents, there are a lot of people saying schmucky things out there, and only so many hours in the day. 2) So why the change of...
  • YouTube Making Politicians Sweat (Comet of the blogosphere killing the media dinosaurs?)

    09/26/2006 11:17:19 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 38 replies · 1,694+ views
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2006 | Staff
    "YouTube" has emerged as a player in the November election. Foot-in-mouth disease is no rarity among politicians but, reports CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante, more of their embarrassing missteps are making their way onto popular video Web sites such as YouTube, and it's having an impact. Plante points out this is a new take on an old dynamic. President Franklin Roosevelt used radio, then a new technology, to form a personal relationship with Americans. John Kennedy's debate with Richard Nixon made clear the awesome power of television, when radio listeners gave Nixon the edge, but Kennedy won...
  • Remembering Oriana Fallaci - The Largest Tribute In The Blogosphere

    09/20/2006 6:23:18 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 539+ views
    Iraqi Bloggers Central ^ | September 17, 2006 | Mister Ghost
    Oriana Fallaci (1929 - 2006) was called a leftist. Oriana Fallaci was called a fascist. I do not believe in the Left or the Right. I believe in the wet grass under my stockened feet soaking my skin. That is very much reality; that is not the symbolism of semantics. Labels are what men and women pin on each other as they seek to define the truth in their own minds. Fallaci was very much herself, whatever she believed in, and like most of us, her beliefs likely changed over time, with the ebb and flow of crisis and chaos,...
  • Three Cheers for Triangulation [TIME's Joe Klein says all bloggers are nuts]

    08/15/2006 11:59:34 AM PDT · by summer · 61 replies · 1,456+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | August 13, 2006 | Joe Klein
    Ned Lamont's victory over Joe Lieberman in last week's Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut precipitated the expected torrent of rubbish from left-wing blognuts and conservative wingnuts. There was a nauseating triumphalism on both sides, the unblinking assertion that this one poorly attended summer primary provided a lesson of earth-shattering significance to the future of American politics. Maybe it did, but I hope not.... ...On the other side, Eli Pariser, the executive director of MoveOn.org and therefore, perhaps, the nation's blognut in chief, proposed the "death of triangulation"—that is, the end of Clintonian moderation—in a Washington Post Op-Ed piece and...
  • Iran's president launches weblog (One for the 'can't make up stuff like this' Dept.)

    08/14/2006 3:30:55 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 902+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 14 August 2006 | Some Comrade
    Iran's president launches weblog Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has joined a burgeoning international community - by starting his own weblog. BBC News Monday, 14 August 2006, 10:21 GMT 11:21 UK The launch of www.ahmadinejad.ir was reported on state TV, which urged users to send in messages to the president. Mr Ahmadinejad's first posting, entitled autobiography, tells of his childhood, Iran's Islamic revolution, and the country's war with Iraq. The blog includes a poll asking if users think the US and Israel are trying to trigger a new world war. There is a postform for users to send in questions...
  • Iranian president launches blog, lambasts US

    08/13/2006 10:32:39 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 30 replies · 649+ views
    YNET ^ | 08.13.06 | not attributed
    Iran's president has launched a Web log, using his first entry to recount his poor upbringing and ask visitors to the site if they think the United States and Israel want to start a new world war. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose speeches are riddled with anti-U.S. Rhetoric, also described how he was angered by American meddling in Iran even when he was at elementary school. "Do you think that the U.S. And Israeli intention and goal by attacking Lebanon is pulling the trigger for another world war?" the president asks visitors to the site, offering them the choice to vote 'yes'...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 08-06-2006

    08/06/2006 9:07:49 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies · 415+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-06-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. My faith in the MSM's shaken Al-Reuters, its photos, been fakin' Their slant on the news meant to slander the Jews? The blogosphere, the story's breakin' !
  • Clinton Courts Blogosphere

    06/28/2006 10:36:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 233+ views
    The Fix (WaPo) ^ | 06/26/2006 | Chris Cillizza
    05:26 PM ET New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has pulled off a major coup in her evolving relationship with the liberal blogosphere. She has hired Peter Daou, author of the Daou Report (a blog on Salon.com) and the director of blog operations for the 2004 presidential campaign of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry. Daou will join Clinton's senate race fundraising committee, "Friends of Hillary." In a post announcing his new job, Dauo said that "as a true believer in the importance of [blogs], I'm thrilled about Senator Clinton's interest in building this bridge with the online community and I intend...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-18-06 ("Rove Begins Blog Takeover")

    06/18/2006 1:59:49 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 167 replies · 2,245+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 18, 2006 | Detroit Mark, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Take a look at Ug the Caveman above on the computer. That is actually the image many KOmmies have of conservatives on the Internet. According to the LATEST hype, conservatives are uncomfortable using the science of the Internet in general and the Blogs in particular. As a result, it is the "progressives" that are taking the lead in the Blogosphere. Of course, REALITY tells a much different story when you actually LOOK at what are the leading Blogs: HOT AIR, MICHELLE MALKIN, little green footballs, Instapundit.COM, and many, many more such CONSERVATIVE Blogs. And technically speaking The Daily Kos...
  • New York Times Claims Blogosphere is Mostly for Democrats (FR Mentioned)

    06/11/2006 12:29:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies · 1,544+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 11, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Sometimes I think that if you really want to know what’s going on in the world, you should read The New York Times…and assume the exact opposite is true. Take Saturday’s article “Gathering Highlights Power of the Blog” for example. Author Adam Nagourney visited Las Vegas to attend the meeting of mostly liberal bloggers discussing how they’re going to change the world in an event called “Yearly Kos” not so inconspicuously named after the blogosphere’s liberal mainstay, Daily Kos. Unfortunately, after listing and quoting some Democrat dignitaries in attendance – quotes to follow for your amusement! – Nagourney actually wrote...