Friday, January 14, 2005
The partisan Democratic political bloggers who were hired by the Dean campaign were Jerome Armstrong, who publishes the blog MyDD, and Markos Zuniga, who publishes DailyKos. DailyKos is the ninth most linked blog on the Internet, according to Technorati, a measurement service, and in October, at the height of the presidential campaign, it received as many as one million daily visits.
Will we hear the same condemnation from the left on this? Will we even hear about it in the MSM?
Just imagine how outraged the Right would have been if President Clinton's administration had hired some liberal columnist to promote Hilary's health care plan. The Republicans would have demanded an independent counsel investigation accompanied by calls for impeachment. But today they act like it is no big deal and try to divert the public's attention with unrelated and meaningless issues. (Oh, look! Some liberal bloggers worked for the Dean campaign!!)
And as far as Jerome Armstrong and Markos Zuniga are concerned, they at least let their readers know that they were working for Dean - Jerome even shut his blog down temporarily while he was on the Dean payroll. But Armstrong Williams never told his readers that he was a hired shill for the Bush Education Department.
And why are conservatives only upset with Williams when the Bush administration was just as culpable in this illegal propaganda scheme?