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November 09, 2004

And Again: CBSNews Knows Only of Leftwing Blogs

It's been long noted that reporters' rolodexes only spin to the left-- it only seems they're capable of calling up left-leaning sources for comment on a story. ("Emil Strachowsky of the People's Institute for Prosperity and Progressivism had nothing supportive to say of the President's plan to partially privatize Social Security, remarking 'What a stupid dick.'")

I had hoped that in the age of Young Media, reporters wouldn't find that similar technological defects kept them from noting that not only is the right well represented on the blogosphere, but a case could be made that we in fact dominate it.

But My Pet Jawa informs me that, with the exception of the mega-proto-blogger Drudge -- a man you can't ignore even if you tried -- CBSNews' conception of "leading political bloggers" seems to be nothing but a run down of the shrieking ninnies of the left.

Go figure, huh?

And once again, note: Rightleaning blogs like this one did indeed publicize the faulty exit poll numbers. But we, unlike the leftwing blogs, corrected the record within hours of posting the data, noting that the surveys were wildly unrepresentative and likely faulty.

Leftwing blogs -- and the leftist amateur webzine Slate -- did not. Most likely because they either wanted the polls to be true, or because they were hoping the bad numbers would depress the Republican turnout.

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posted by Ace at 01:01 AM

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