A lonely Democrat voice

Democracy Guy gets it (sort of):

There may, in fact, be some mystery anti-gay neanderthal electorate that abracadabra showed up at the polls who otherwise would have not, but it certainly was small, indeed would have been dwarfed by the higher turnout in general, and simply would not have affected the election to the tune of 120,000 votes, which is double the margin by which Clinton won the state in 1992. Such voters were a ripple in the overall tide that moved the undecided electorate in 2004. We lost Ohio for the same reason we lost the election nationally….security. Not because of some Rove-ian magic wand.

It’s a shame that the Democratic Party hasn’t got more sane (and vocal) members like this, people who don’t suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome. Unfortunately, the Dems have been following the lead of the big-time lefty bloggers. Hugh Hewitt’s metaphor of water pipes made of lead or copper illustrates the problem:

The blogosphere is a vast set of information pipes, like water pipes, providing the stuff information/news junkies find essential. The old plumbing is still out there –newspapers, television, radio– but the blogs have dramatically increased the volume of the information flow.
What [Howard] Dean hints at is that the left side of the blogosphere’s pipes have a problem. They are made of lead. They are in fact poisoning the information they are distributing, and the consequence is the slow poisoning of the Democratic Party.

Read the whole thing.
Hat tip: Brewed Fresh Daily

ABC hunts for war dead on Inauguration Day

Courtesy of Captain’s Quarters, a bold attempt by ABC News to throw mud on President Bush’s Inauguration … discovered on their website by bloggers:

For a possible Inauguration Day story on ABC News, we are trying to find out if there any military funerals for Iraq war casualties scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20.
If you know of a funeral and whether the family might be willing to talk to ABC News, please fill out the form below[.]

Disgusting. Any spin trying to downplay this is demolished by the fact that ABC deleted the web page once they’d been exposed. Captain’s Quarters cached a copy before ABC could destroy the evidence.

Whistling past the graveyard?

A journalism professor from Harvard’s Kennedy School wrote an editorial yesterday in the factually-challenged L.A. Times. The piece makes some accurate observations on the different roles of mainstream media vs. blogs, but also takes potshots at the typical blogger as a “blustering know-it-all in a bar.”
We’ll see.

Today’s media round-up

As a public service, the following is a round up of today’s news coverage in the mainstream print & TV media:
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