Thursday, May 19, 2005


This is an old post in blogging time, but I thought I'd highlight this bit from Lance Mannion discussing Adam Cohen's recent nonsense:

Old media types look at the mess in Washington. They see Tom DeLay and Karl Rove at work. They watch Bill Frist pandering. They examine the list of right wing crazies Bush wants to put on the bench. They make the connection between Dick Cheney and Haliburton. And then they blame...

The Democrats.


Old media types read---or, more likely, read about---Matt Drudge, Little Green Footballs, Michelle Malkin, Jonah Goldberg, and the FreeRepublic, and they recoil in horror.

Good Lord! These people are racist. They are crazy. They are blinded by ideology to the point where they can't even enjoy a popcorn movie like Star Wars! They are paranoid. They make shit up!

Something needs to be done!

I know. We need to lecture Josh Marshall, Atrios, Kos, Juan Cole and all the other liberal and moderate bloggers on their lack of professionalism.

Seriously. It is stunning. Cohen types his 700 or so words without ever hitting a combination of keys spelling out words like Powerline, the Corner, FreeRepublic, Instapundit, Simon, or Hindrocket. How can he not have typed Hindrocket? It's so much fun to type Hindrocket. It's more giggles than a pot brownie.

I've written this before, but is deserves to be repeated. I find the attention paid to blogs relative to, say, talk radio pretty ridiculous but I don't think there's anything wrong with criticizing blogs - with actual specifics rather than navel-gazing generalizations that don't require the actual reading of blogs. But, the liberal media sure does choose its targets strangely.