Friday, April 08, 2005

The Blogs Must be Crazy!

A quick rundown on a footnote to the Terry Schiavo case (based on a really good story from Salon). While it was going on, a memo appeared that gave ideas on how Congressional Republicans might politically profit from the controversy. Congressional Republicans quickly disavowed the memo, and a bunch of online bloggers and Rush Limbaugh quickly began claiming the Memo was a big fake, planted by Democratic Operatives. And since this was the bunch that busted the Rathergate memos, they got taken seriously.

Only it turns out that congressional aid to Sen. Mel Martinez (from my home state of Florida) apparently wrote the memo. And has admitted it and has been fired. So I guess the memo wasn't a fake after all. And those conservative bloggers who pushed forward the theory that this was a Democratic Dirty Trick? Well, they managed to put the whole story in perspective. "This story serves as an object lesson in how the mainstream media can take a dopey, one-page memo by an unknown staffer and use it to discredit the entire Republican party." Darn Media.

Of course that is the interesting part of this story. Conservative Bloggers are determined to find the Democratic Party and the Media guilty regardless of the facts.

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