Round Up: Daily Caller’s False, Defamatory Story On Right-Side Blogs

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August 23, 2010

Posts below on the false and defamatory Daily Caller item today, one that actually hurts all blogs. Whatsamatter Tucker, can't take the competition? Why would you attempt to defame all conservative bloggers months away from the fall elections? That is precisely what this story attempts to achieve. This is a despicable story extremely thinly sourced that couldn't begin to support what it alleges about 50% of Right-side blogs. You are a disgrace to anything akin to serious journalism. Why not go to work on K-Street instead, if lobbying is your thing?

“It’s standard operating procedure” to pay bloggers for favorable coverage, says one Republican campaign operative. A GOP blogger-for-hire estimates that “at least half the bloggers that are out there” on the Republican side “are getting remuneration in some way beyond ad sales.”

From Ace of Spades.

Ed Morrisey at Hot Air.

John Hawkins at Right Wing News.

Stacy McCain at The Other McCain.

Melissa Clouthier at Liberty Pundits.

You know what I hate? Wasted energy and useless fights. You know what I also hate? Morally superior hack writers and website owners doing a hit piece on bloggers scraping for money where the morally superior website owner will turn around and without shame or embarrassment, ask those same bloggers to push some piece of writing after they’ve demonized the very people they need. In addition, the said website owners are also bought and paid for and pretend the money they receive doesn’t influence what they or their staff writes.

Sorry for those I've missed, drop in comments and I'll update, if desired.

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Comments:
  1. mojo says:

    Whadda ya mean, no payola for commenters? Why, da NOIVE o’ some people!

  2. Dusty says:

    DC couldn’t even get Strong to write an accurate introductory paragraph. Right from there I expected it more lazy and inaccruate journalism. And I was right.

  3. Man, I missed out. (I guess I quit too soon.)

  4. Blogged it with a link here – BUT – I refuse to visit TC’s website. Think of it as “bandwidth preservation” if you will. Besides, I’m not licensed to tread into RINO breeding grounds.

  5. Gigabyte says:

    Way back when, Bow-tie clown was a regular on CNN, presented as the conservative counter to quite a few libs. After listening to him, I never thought he was much of a conservative then, and I don’t think he represents conservative ideology well in the present. Dan, perhaps he is just jealous that you are likely hitting on “the feminist Right” and he is not…..

  6. David says:

    Man, I get all giddy and stuff when my little old hobbyist blog gets 500 hits in one day. I’m just tickled to have people visit, maybe drop a comment or two, tweet one of my posts, etc.
    I reload the traffic counter page all day and when somebody visits I’m like a seven-year old who hooked a trout.
    “I GOT ONE! I GOT ONE! COME LOOK, PA!”
    If I knew I could get the GOP to cough up some coin, I’d strike it filthy rich in no time!

  7. A while back, I got a thank-you e-mail from Christine O’Donnell (http://christine2010.com/) for a post I wrote supporting her along with some other candidates (http://www.goldfishandclowns.com/2010/07/01/politics-and-sex-and-stuff-like-that/).
    A post I wrote without prompting from, or compensation from, any of the candidates mentioned.
    Ms. O’Donnell was kind enough to take a minute to send a thank-you note.
    More than enough compensation for me.

  8. (sorry, screwed up the links last time)
    A while back, I got a thank-you e-mail from Christine O’Donnell (http://christine2010.com/ ) for a post I wrote supporting her along with some other candidates (http://www.goldfishandclowns.com/2010/07/01/politics-and-sex-and-stuff-like-that/ ).
    A post I wrote without prompting from, or compensation from, any of the candidates mentioned.
    Ms. O’Donnell was kind enough to take a minute to send a thank-you note.
    More than enough compensation for me

  9. Fuzzy says:

    So getting paid to say what you’d say anyway is bad? What a friggin’ joke. Laugh this off, Dan, you’re ten times the man that anyone at TDC is, and I’d venture to wonder if you’re not ten times more principled than anyone there.
    And if anyone wants to pay me to say what I’d say anyway . . . please do. I may actually get back to blogging if that were the case. heh