While Republicans Slept: “Blog For Democracy”
Instapundit writes and links:
AS A GENERAL RULE, it’s a bad idea to pick on bloggers.
On Tuesday, Shepherd took aim at a website called "Blog for Democracy," which describes itself as a group blog that launched in 2004 to cover "progressive" politics in Georgia. In a Monday comment on that blog by Melanie Goux, who serves on the board of The Fulton County Arts Council, Goux remarks on how long it took Shepherd to change his name and also comments on Shepherd's wife, Manuela, a native of Germany.
True, for the most part. But when is a blog a blog and when is it something else? I spent the past year telling Republicans they would lose seats on the margins from attacks channeled through a network of progressive blogs spanning all fifty states. But they were too busy gloating about their alleged dominance in new media thanks to Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and expensive new media consultants without a clue as to what's actually happening on the ground. Good luck finding campaign fingerprints on this attack.
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