The infuriating Denver comPost editorial, Online Spoofs Cloud Political Stances, has already been addressed a couple of times. The shameless fact-free hit piece contains weasel words galore:
And if you peruse some of the blogs supposedly authored by his supporters, such as baptistsforbrownback (baptistsforbrown2008.wordpress.com), you’ll see that he believes in lots of other things too.
If Crummy bothered to read our About page she’d have discovered that this is Blogs 4 Brownback, not Blogs of Brownback. We have our own opinions and we share them with our readers. And “supposedly?” Give me a break. There’s nothing I want more than for Sam Brownback to get the GOP nomination. That’s why I do political research and post blog entries here, Karen E. Dummy.
It appears these so-called supporters – who also run the site Blogs 4 Brownback (blogs4brownback.wordpress.com)….
“So-called?” I guess the author is clairvoyant and just knows that Blogs 4 Brownback and Baptists for Brownback are run by the same “so-called supporters.” She’s dead wrong. And thanks for the links, Karen. HTML is not that hard. Learn to use it.
The sites look official….
Because they are, pinhead.
…bloggers with names such as Mrs. T.D. Gaines-Crockett and Sisyphus provide just enough accuracy, and religious scripture, to appear oddly legitimate – even to other conservatives who comment on the musings.
“Just enough?” “Oddly legitimate?” See above, pinhead. This slanderous opinion piece goes on and on, sliming us without any objective facts, just baseless assertions. A professional slime job. But why? What is the motivation for singling out two blogs that support Senator Brownback? Why didn’t you shine a spotlight on some of the other “spoof” blogs, if it’s such a widespread problem that deserves valuable page space in your leftist rag? Unfortunately, unlike the article’s author, I am not gifted with the ability to read minds. But I doubt it was a mistake.
Let me try to wrap my head around your premise: two blogs in support of Brownback somehow prove some conspiracy of spoof blogs clouding political stances. Uh huh. Yep. Got it. It boggles the mind how our blogs prove anything other than that people support Sam Brownback.
Perhaps the motivation is that the old MSM empire is losing influence. I have seen a number of MSM articles criticizing the blogosphere. Old media does not like nor appreciate the existence of citizen journalists and online advocates. The more people read the real free press on the internet, the less they waste their time on the liberal propagenda (ie, propaganda with an agenda) machine.
Fortunately a commenter nailed a point I have already made. It’s worth stressing:
Wait, so let me get this straight. You wrote this entire speculative article, and never even contacted the two websites in question? You don’t know who runs them? You don’t actually know if they’re run by the same people? You don’t know whether or not they’re actually serious? Why did The Denver Post print this at all–or did they? Is this just yet another one of those “online spoofs” out there to “cloud political stances”? Or is research only for scientists these days?
Indeed. The crummy author, one Karen E. Crummy, contacted a couple of people who know nothing about this website and never bothered to attempt to contact us for comment. Is this responsible journalism? No it is not.