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May 31, 2011

If the Conservative Media Wants To Bury This Too, Congratulations, You're About To Win

I'm spinning this off into a main post. If I'm going to call people out, I should do it prominently.

This is my problem.

Some people took some chances and developed this story and kept it alive and discovered stuff and advanced it.

And now, the story is all but proven. Did you see Weiner saying he was "loathe" to pursue this?

That happened. That wasn't a dream.

And yet even still we are getting the brush-off from the establishment voices of the conservative press.

Yesterday I had to talk to a friend, another blogger covering this, who was feeling nervous and upset and exposed on this. I had to give him a little bucking up.

That was our weekend.

How was yours?

Now that the weekend is over, can we stop with this CYA bullshit?

You don't need to claim you know the answers.

How about this-- does the evidence lean in a certain direction?

Can we stop the almost monolithic conservative establishment press embargo?

Do we get to take off some time now, or are we expected to continue to be the only ones covering this?

With no encouragement, no congratulations, no support, and no approval?'

Oh and by the way the Make Believe Media is reading into this reluctance the go-ahead to embargo it, too, which is what they desperately wish to do.

They know he's lying-- but they have decided the best course of action is to wait for smoking gun, absolutely unchallengeable proof, which is a very sweet standard for Representative WeinerShot.

And with the entirety of the conservative establishment press cheerleading the liberal press on not covering this, you guys are all enabling them to bury it.

I don't get it.

I just don't get it.

Honestly: If you have questions, if you need to be caught-up, write to me, I'll answer them.

I am answering questions for liberal-leaning media outlets which seem more interested in this than our conservative press.

I hate calling people out, and I have avoided it, but does anyone at National Review read the news besides Jonah Goldberg? Update: And the indespensible Jim Geraghty, who did a lot on this in his Monday Morning Jolt.

How about the Weekly Standard? Love you guys, but we who've been covering this are becoming extremely unfond of your absence. Is this to be the extent of The Weekly Standard's coverage?

What the hell is going on?

If you guys have some reason to believe this is fake -- an opinion not shared, by the way, in the liberal media -- please tell us so so that we do not further expose and embarrass ourselves.

And if you don't -- STOP THE EMBARGO.

We're Used To... embargoes from the liberal media establishment.

Having to fight the conservative establishment media establishment is one too many fights for me.

I was informed by a reporter that the story could only get cooking on Tuesday, when DC came back to work, and so I thought if we kept the story going by today the cavalry would come in.

But there is no cavalry. Still the same twenty bloggers covering it.

If you want the story to be buried, it will be buried, because I think I speak for a lot of us in saying we're about to give up. It's one thing to get the finger from the liberal media; it's another thing to get it from our most prominent champions.

If there's some reason the conservative press wants to run interference for the noxious anteater Anthony Weiner, fine, you're about to win.

We did our part.

Edited: I had a freak-out and threw a guy I know a little and like a lot under the bus.

A subsequent post notes that Goulding was addressing only the question of the technical side of things, not the circumstantial case, and that his conclusions were limited to the technical side. As he found the technical case did not prove one thing or another, he limited himself to that conclusion.

I have apologized to Nathan Goulding by email.

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