The Foley affair is going to be one of those stories that’s probably going to be pursued most by the bloggers, more than any other “media.” Unfortunately, we’ll probably have to wade through a fair amount of suppositions to get to the factoids. Maybe blogging isn’t the new journalism; maybe it’s the new talk radio. We’ll see.
From the left and the right, everybody’s got the goods. It just depends on which you want to believe.
The American Thinker – righty — thinks there’s something fishy in the way the story surfaced in the first place.
Matt Stoller at Mydd — lefty — says this is what happens when you put creepy, weird, and perverted people — Republicans, he means — into office.
Pajamas Media has a readable, potentially entertaining, review of how this all played out on the blogs, especially the proper shout out to Done With Mirrors for the best line so far.
“Beyond disgusting. Beyond stupid. Unfortunately, so not beyond imagining.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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