November 01, 2004

The Deluge

An interesting phenomena has developed over the past couple of weeks: the attempt to push the conservative blogs onto particular stories. My feeling at first was that of flattery, getting included in the same list with the big dogs---not that made me linger one second before deleting them, mind you, but my initial sense was saying "hey, you aint my pimp---this blog belongs to My Pet Jawa, fool!"

My second feeling about these emails was that they were frauds---I just had the sense that certain folks were trying to Buckhead the pajamuhadeen into pursuing a story that would then blow up on them. In other words, treat us as a bunch of Mary Mapes' and show our partisan axes for what they are. Case in point was a big email campaign to get blogs to build on the idea that Kerry was dishonarably discharged, and that this story would "break" over the weekend. End result? No story. My sense was that the whole thing was a fake all along, and that the blogs did a good job of sniffing it out and not buying into it.

Wizbang notes the phenomenom, as does the Commissar and Michele Catalano.

Now if only I'll receive an email from a Nigerian former minister of finance willing to send me John Kerry's dishonorable discharge form I'll be ready to believe it...

Posted by Steve at November 1, 2004 01:20 PM | TrackBack

Hey...I don't think I like being labeled a handmaiden of the "enemy!" >:( That was a legit story begun on the swift vet's site. The effort was to get it to the MSM as time is running short. See the followig urls:

Posted by: Carol at November 1, 2004 03:50 PM

Yup, I was part of that group on the Swift Vets board, too. Story not fake - some people not ready to go public yet. Plenty of data is out there to support our email campaign - we still need the absolute "I saw it" smoking gun. If you go dig into the research we've's very clear there's both smoke and fire here. Since the MSM has given Kerry a total pass on his background, many of us have been doing the research that a decent reporter would do. Since we're not PR experts, when a good find happens, we want to get the news out. Glad to hear that word spread - don't you feel included :-). Go read captainsquartersblog - both he and Powerlineblog acknowledge that there's some "there" there.

Posted by: MJB at November 2, 2004 11:40 AM
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