Monday, June 05, 2006

Plain Dealer on Center Right Blogs in Ohio

Get this:
Righty bloggers, often more conservative than Ohio's GOP leadership, got excited about a little-known and ultimately unsuccessful Republican challenger to Sen. Mike DeWine. But they stoutly defend the Republican Party against the "culture of corruption" theme by posting regular reports about errant Democrats.
I do believe this is the most accurate paragraph ever written in MSM history...

3 comments:

Porkopolis said...

"...they stoutly defend the Republican Party against the "culture of corruption" theme by posting regular reports about errant Democrats.

I don't think "defend" is accurate. Conservative blogs (including Porkopolis) have been some of the toughest blogs on Congressional Republicans.

I'll offer sample posts as evidence:

* House Republicans still don't 'get it'
* Rebutting the Endorsements of Congressman John Shadegg for Majority Leader
* WasteTed's hissy fit continues
* DeLay totally clueless; Declares 'victory' in war on budget fat
* Congressman Cunningham
* Federal Land Giveaway: Senator McCain's comments on Meet the Press provide context

Fair and balanced may be more accurate.

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

The Plain Dealer piece, linked here, is almost entirely on the LEFT side of the Ohio blogosphere -- neither fair nor balanced IMUHO.

Phil Prenger said...

Coming from Mark Naymik, that's not too surprising Steven. I notice he points out that some Ohio bloggers have been mentioned by Daily "Screw Them" Kos and TPM, but doesn't point out that RightAngle, for instance, is often linked to by prominent conservative websites like National Review, most recently just today.

I'm still dumbfounded that a group of liberal bloggers decided to go to the Democrats and demand tickets to a fundraiser. I just couldn't see that happening with conservative bloggers, if, say, Rick Santorum was coming to Ohio to speak.

I guess, as has been commented, it just demonstrates the difference between the two sides.