Saturday, September 23, 2006 :::
A legitimate question from this morning's TD:
Bloggers are supposed to be the independent voices that will set America free. Yet as Virginia daily sees, the more partisan among them (especially those on party or campaign payrolls) prolong the feeding frenzies and negativism that creative minds are said to despise. Regarding Allen's ancestry, for example: Why were bloggers associated with Webb relentlessly pounding the story?
Possible answer: It was easier than pounding sand.
But let us not forget that the "Jewish Question" would not have arisen if not for a television news reader first asking it, based upon a newspaper report which broached it. Campaign trivia is not reserved to blogs. Oftentimes, it merely reflects the media's lead (or lede...take your pick).
::: posted by Norman Leahy at 9/23/2006