Conservative Blogs Rock!So declareth the mighty New York Times, or will in Sunday's Times Magazine according to Editor & Publisher. The Times' point here is that . . . well . . . I'm not sure what their point is. They seem to offer as many or more reasons to challenge their own hypotheses as to support them.
The big difference that I see between the lefties and the conservatives are: 1) The conservative blogs, for the most part, offer analysis, ideas, discussion and links, links, and more links to others who may or may not share the same opinion, as opposed to the lefties' constant Waaaaaahhhhhh! And, 2) The conservative blogs and their commenters manage to present these ideas, analyses and discussions with very sparing use of the type of expletives that would make Gen. Patton blush.
Anyway, I was sure that such a report would strike a few nerves over on the
left side. By golly, I was right.
Warning! There is some pretty nasty language here. Not mine, I typically avoid such rhetoric, but I am quoting faithfully.Daily Kos:
Well if you define effective as being a part of the Mighty Wurlitzer, having no respect for the facts and shilling for the Republican Party, Crowley is 100% correct.Well, Armondo (note the correct placement of the comma), you're dead center perfect on that one. You'll never be as efffective as the conservative blogs until you grow up a bit. Let's check out some comments at Kos.
For me, I am proud to say we will never be "effective" in the way the Right Blogs are.
Sean C. concludes an otherwise thoughtful comment by quoting The Rock,
Semper fi, motherfucker!Sean, no matter how effective your arguments might have been, they are instantly forgotten when one reads your closing. Why was that necessary? You merely demonstrate that you cannot be taken seriously.
trifecta manages to mention "circle jerk", twice.
azureblue weighs in with,
"The Right is a flock of Parrots."That's it. That's the entire comment. Enlightening.
fugue sees a conspiracy:
"I for one agree it is time to strip naked Crowley. Find every bit of sordid morsel he has and see what he thinks about blog efficiency afterward.How can you strip Crowley if he's aleady naked? I think fugue meant to say, " . . . strip Crowley naked." Fugue also says, "I for one agree . . . " when no one previously had mentioned the stripping naked of Mr. Crowley. Fugue is in need of someone with whom to agree since we can assume that he agrees with himself, disagreeable as he seems to be.
Is he a rightwing operative? anybody know? Is he being paid to write that article?"
fugue, again. He's getting wound up a bit, now.
GOP got a free plug from these type of bastards. Once they quit kissing GOP butts, public will see the real ugly frog the corporate media is supporting.Peanut mentions "crap", twice; "egregious crap", twice; "shit", once; as well as "nightly codpiece shaking."
Bush will be impeached.That's certainly disconcerting.
Hannah closes with,
Forget "GOD, GUNS, GAYS, GIRLS & GETS"What's a GETS? You've GOT me there, Hannah.
robolywa asks, plaintively,
Is technology killing humanity? I mean; is technology crushing our ethical values - is technology turning us into reptiles!?OK, robolywa, I'll bite. You're a lizard.
Enough of this. It's on to EschatonAtriosDuncanBlackwhatever. Let's see, here. In his post we find,
picked entirely out of his ass - their bullshit - shitty media infrastructure - their horseshitAs Will rolls slowly over in his grave, we'll move on to EschatonAtriosDuncanBlackwhatever's commenters for more enlightenment.
Fuck Lil' Bitch Georgie and the Assclown Posse!A Holden Caulfield says,
We'd miss names like K-Lo, Maglagaglagang, and Assrocket.Not sure who K-Lo is but "Maglagaglagang" I believe would be a racist jab, a la Oliver Willis, at Michelle Malkin and the "Assrocket" would be John Hinderaker over at Power Line.
bo, on a roll, now, asks,
How much skill is required for throwing slop to demented possums?Possums eat slop? I don't think so. Perhaps demented ones do.
wOOt (I think) encourages a wayward conservative commenter who must now be scrubbing frantically away in a hot shower,
Beat it, you unpatriotic fuckstick.Dave wishes all,
Merry FUCKING Christmas!wOOt (I think) confesses,
Hell, I'm beating my unpatriotic fuckstick right now.I have no idea what that means and don't intend to speculate.
MYOB shows some class.
WE BOMBARD INSTAPUNDIT, FREE REPUBLIC, LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS, GAY CAPTAINS QUARTERS, AND ASIAN WHORE'S WEBSITE SO THEY CANNOT WRITE. I'M SO SORRY GARY. I'M AFRAID I HAVE AN ASIAN WHORE FETISH ABOUT MICHELLE. PLEASE LET HER KNOW I'M SORRY. NO MORE 'ME FUCKEE SUCKEE JOKES'! SHE'S A GAWD DAMNED PATRIOT AND DESERVES BETTER.It would appear that Michelle Malkin has hit a few nerves at EschatonAtriosDuncanBlackwhatever in the past.
Merkin Patriot tries to explain what a Christmas Tree is. This is hilarious.
READ YOUR BIBLE DAMMIT IN THE BOOK OF GENISIS THERE WAS A TREE IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL AND GOD TOLD EVE HEY EVE DONT EAT THAT APPLE OR ELSE YOULL DIE AND EVE SAID YEAH LOOK AT ME EAT THE APPLE AND SHE ATE IT AND THEN SHE WENT TO ADAM AND SAID HEY YOU EAT THIS APPLE AND ADAM SAID WHY AND EVE SAID BECAUSE AND ADAM SAID BECUASE WHAT AND EVE SAID JUST EAT IT OR ELSE YOUR SLEEPING ON THE COUCH TONIGH AND ADAM SAID WHATS A COUCH AND EVE SAID YOUR SO FORGETFULL REMEMBER GOD GAVE YOU THE JOB OF NAMING THE AMIINALS AND MY JOB IS TO NAME THE FURNTITURES YOUR AN IDIOT AND THEN SHE KEPT TALKING FOR AN HOUR STRAIGHT ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IN THE GARDEN WAS OUT TO GET HER AND SHE DIDNT LIKE HOW THAT SNAKE WAS LOOKING AT HER AND THE SMAKE TOLD HER IF ADAM WAS A REAL MAN HED BUY HER SOME CLOTHES AND EVE SAID WHAT ARE CLOTHES AND THEM ADAMS BRAIN DRIFTED OFF AND HE FORGOT HIMSELF AND ATE THE APPELYes, I agree. Watch out for them SMAKEs and avoid APPELs. To avoid brain drift, I would assume.
Guy addresses the lonely conservative:
Pig-headed bastard with a pink dress.Well, that's probably enough. I certainly learned a lot, didn't you?
If you were an undecided voter looking for some frank and open discussion about Candidate A vs Candidate B and decided to visit the top two liberal blogs on the net, this is what you would find. If you then went over to check out what the conservative blogs were saying, you most assuredly would not find anything like this at all. How would you begin to lean? What would you begin to think about the candidate that openly courted and received support stated in terms like those you see quoted above? Would you be likely to ask yourself, "Are these his kinds of people?" And then might you begin to think to yourself, "These are NOT my kinds of people,"? And would you not then vote accordingly?
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