Wednesday, June 30


Ace Says

Here's the dirty little secret of conservative blogging, at least as it appears to me: I'm sure the left is convinced we're all plugged in to the GOP and getting our Two Minute Hate of the Day from GOP central, and so on, and etc.

The actual truth is more scandalous. By and large (I can only speak for myself) the GOP itself and GOP candidates don't even bother trying to spin us or feed us something interesting to push.

I got banned from Little Green Footballs - which used to be a pretty good blog - for pointing this out.  The Left of course think that this is how conservative blogs work, because that is how the Left works.

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1 The GOP is stupid enough to think robo-calling me out of nowhere to play me a recording of Newt Gingrich blovating about something irrelevant is going to make me want to give them money and attention.

Sometimes I despair.

Posted by: Mitch H. at Thursday, July 01 2010 12:34 AM (jwKxK)

2 Only sometimes?  wink

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 01 2010 01:30 AM (PiXy!)

3 Nissan Cube looks fabulous.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thursday, July 01 2010 03:31 AM (/ppBw)

4 It's a box on wheels.  And the wheels part is debatable.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, July 01 2010 10:50 AM (PiXy!)

5 For the life of me, I don't understand what the hell happened to Charles Johnson. Maybe a lot of it is the same burnout that I went through, but I didn't end up completely flipping all my opinions on their head as a result of it. (I just stopped writing.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, July 01 2010 03:30 PM (+rSRq)

6 From comments he made before I stopped bothering to visit LGF, I got the strong impression that he's nursing a grudge over being squeezed out of Pajamas Media, and accepted new sponsorship to pursue it.


Posted by: J Greely at Friday, July 02 2010 01:35 AM (fpXGN)

7 OK, that would explain a lot. I can believe it.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Friday, July 02 2010 02:39 AM (+rSRq)

8 I may be forgetting the sequence of events, but I think a whole bunch of things went into the LGF demise. For me, it was centered on Charles being exposed as liar. Before it, if Charles said it, it was fact (like in case of Dan Rather). After, well... I started noticing it and stopped visiting long before the whole collapse, when attempts to smear Pamela exposed by R.S.McCain.

Now, Steven's question can be interpreted, as what has driven Charles to start lying and spinning? I did not track what was happening with that guy in dorky hat after the debacle of "Open Source News" (I still think Instapundit is crazy to string his horse to the cart with such track record). Maybe it was the reson, may it occured later, I cannot remember. But I think the feud with anti-jihadists occured earlier than Pajamas. That's where being the king and punishing dissenters took precendence reporting the truth. I suspect Pajamas fell out of it. But who knows.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, July 02 2010 05:42 AM (/ppBw)


Don't know what happened at LGF.  Could be partly burnout (I had it too, but like Steven, just stopped writing.) I still read over there once in a while. Just for old times sake. 

I would, however, like to note that back when I was writing a lot, I got banned from only two blogs. Both of them were (what I would call) far-right.  The lefty blogs where I commented  just happily did their best to insult me, accuse me of being a racist, (odd since I never mentioned race) and the other  usual no-logic responses to things they didn't agree with. 

Posted by: Kathy Kinsley at Sunday, July 04 2010 03:57 AM (of4pL)

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