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The Asylum

Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Phil Boas Might Be Sick, Or Brilliant...

Zipping through the blogosphere today brings me LGF. Everyone knows how ardently I stand up for bloggers, and disdain the MSM. But, every once in awhile there is a glimmer of intelligence emanating from the MSM. This morning, I caught this post on LGF. It was from yesterday, but nonetheless, the MSM is starting to get it. This comes from the Arizona Republic—a paper in my state, and a liberal one to boot. The article was written by Phil Boas.

The Power Line bloggers deserve and got much credit for becoming the information clearinghouse that ultimately exposed the fake memos behind the CBS story. But it was Charles Johnson on his blog Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) who I believe ultimately sank the CBS anchor. Johnson wasted no time in the days after the "60 Minutes" broadcast producing an exact duplicate of the CBS memos using the default font on Microsoft Word.

He then aligned copies of the so-called CBS original and his duplicate on his website, blinking them on and off alternately so the eye could see that everything-the font, the kerning, the leading, the superscript "th"-almost perfectly matched. CBS would have us believe three decades separated those two samples-one produced on a ‘70s-era typewriter and the other on a modern word processor. As was obvious to the eye, the charade was over.

To the CBS brain trust, Johnson’s pulsing visual must have seemed the proverbial beating drum, drawing links from all corners of the Internet and demonstrating in utter simplicity that Dan Rather had been conned.

In those days when Rather was still stonewalling, you had to marvel at the confidence of the bloggers. They knew what Dan did not-that he and his network would ultimately blink.

Here’s what newspaper editors and writers should know about this new Internet phenomenon. Bloggers don’t have much respect for you. You are the "legacy media," the MSM. You’re the Roman Catholic Church to their Martin Luther and his new high-speed cable modem.

To Hugh Hewitt (hughhewitt.com), the blogospheres leading cheerleader and one of its most polished practitioners, you are Stalingrad in 1944. Your institutions are hollowed out and your walls are scorched.

But of course, Stalingrad held, didn’t it? And that gets me to the second definition of bloggers.

They are your light in the tunnel.

Here, here. I do not think I could have put it any better. The MSM is starting to learn. It is truly fascinating. Much like watching an infant discover they have feet for the first time. The MSM will eventually learn it is better to have us as an ally as opposed to an enemy.

The Bunny ;)


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