Friday, March 24, 2006

Oh, wow! That was fast!

Okay, then. Red America is gone. The blogsphere, the liberal-sphere, and even other writers at WaPo whipped into a frenzy over the mere existance of the blog on washingtonpost.com. Commenters on post.blog accused the Post of being a mouthpiece for the GOP (which happens a fair ammount on the blogs at WaPo, which, what?). Now Ben Domenech has been accused of plagiarism (his response is on RedState.org here, but it's a bit too "I knew the liberal barbarians would attack me, but I went anyway! And now see how truly barbarous they are!" if you ask me). Maybe next time they want to start a conservative blog, the Post will choose someone with a longer career and more credentials. It will take the Internet masses more time to go through it and find contradictions/exaggerations/falsehoods. Then the blog might last more than a week.

3 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

Jim Brady wrote, in one of your links,
"Plagiarism is perhaps the most serious offense that a writer can commit or be accused of."

Harrumph, harrumph, harrumph!

Perhaps the most serious offense? Doesn't he know? I can think of lots of much more serious offenses a writer can commit than plagiarism. But, perhaps, writers - guardians of the first amendment and knowers of all that is best - are above things like murder, getting the facts right first, reporting crimes to the police, or not using dangling prepositions.

3/25/2006 6:48 PM  
Anonymous diana said...

It's just as well. Now I won't have to think about that commie association that I was having any more. :)

3/28/2006 12:38 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

I'm surprised no one's tried to claim that WaPo picked a blogger with such unimpressive credentials just so they could have him run off and say, "Hey, we tried to give fair time to those babbling idiots."

3/28/2006 11:17 PM  

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