Betsy Newmark calls it:
Bill at INDC and Jim Geraghty just rip Newsweek a new one for going to Wonkette for a quote about Rathergate. They show how the MSM just really doesn't get the blogosphere. Newsweek thinks that a Sex in the City-type blogger like Wonkette says and knows more about the political blogging phenomenon than serious bloggers who are doing analysis that runs rings around so much of the usual suspects in the MSM.This was to be expected. If Wonkette is what she's been described, the she's a sarcastic potty mouth who has captured some imaginations in the MSM. It's a nihilistic style, then, which they kinda dig, and it takes one nowhere.
The pulse of the blogosphere cannot be detected in an intellectual bloodless corpse.
WHo really gives a shit about Wonkette? When the MSM loves a blog, you just know it is shit. One thing the media doesn't get about the blogosphere: Each blogger is open, honest, and forthright about where they are coming from. The MSM however, dishonestly tries to act like they are fair and unbiased. Sites like yours, mine, Erick Erickson, et al, you know what you are getting when you click there. If you don't like it, don't click.
Understand, Wonkette gave the MSM the quote that they wanted, that the story was Bush was AWOL, not the fraudulent method to prove it. (i.e. Fake but accurate)
Merry Christmas my friend.
Wonkette - the Paris Hilton of Blogdom.
MSM has always had a preference for glitz over substance. They think cheap and tawdry is what their 'image' of the average American wants. John Edwards, Chevy Chase, Al Sharpton, Micael Moore, Danny Glover - the intellectual heavy weights MSM inflicts on us day after day.
Is it any wonder they're in a doward spiral to extinction?