I’m Not Happy Unless I’m Startin’ Shit

Here’s what I wrote about this at AOL:

Jonah Goldberg Should School Himself, Not CNN, on Blogosphere

I thought this deserved more than a mere cross-post, however.  This kind of shit burns my ass.  You might have noticed this before.  To the right-O-sphere’s credit, they are the first to denounce this kind of breach, even Redstate, who hate me.

What’s great about this, though, is that Goldberg is being such a dick about schooling CNN’s Mark Preston, giving me a wide open shot at his chin.

Here’s what happened:

I got an email from College Politico just before 2pm, about Preston’s story.  It went out to a whole list of righty sites, and me.  Here’s the whole email:

Hey,

I’m not positive what to make of this. I can’t tell if this is supposed to be an opinion piece or a news report but either way it completely ignores and even marginalizes conservative and republican bloggers. It reminds me a lot of time’s top 25 blogs where they cited zero conservative sites.

Here it is: http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/09/preston.obama.blogging/index.html

Thanks,
The College Politico

Now, I was pretty much done for the day, and not going to use it.  A very prominent right-blogger replied to all on the list, so there is no chance that didn’t get opened.  At 2:30, Jonah Goldberg posts a heavily blockquoted post (8 frakking paragraphs!  Again, who doesn’t understand the blogosphere?), including this familiar-sounding phrase:

This CNN op-ed (news piece? news analysis?) is odd. CNN’s political editor seems to have a very odd understanding of the blogosphere.

What he doesn’t do is credit Steve Gutowski, the tipster from College Politico.

Steve’s a guy I met at CPAC, and while he’s definitely a hard-right conservative, he’s also a good guy who’s trying to hustle up some traffic to his blog.  I hate to see the little guy get screwed by the big bully.

So, I emailed this story to some heavy-ass hitters in TV and blogs.  Let’s see what happens, because all of us need to get our propers, doncha think?

I also emailed Goldberg, let’s see who responds first.

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4 Comments

  1. Red State does not hate you, Tommy. They simply envy the movie star thing, human nature being what it is.

    Of course, on a bad day, Caleb may be throwing darts at your 8×10 glossy, but that’s artistic expression.

    (Caleb, I need a new one.)

  2. Wow, denouncing Ann Coulter got 400 comments! Could it be love? :>)

  3. […] that’s how I would characterize the situation that Tommy Christopher wrote up over at AOL and Daily Dose. The whole thing centers around a tip I sent out this afternoon about CNN’s estimation of the […]

  4. Tommy dindn’t denounce Coulter. Meghan McCain did.

    I remember first noticing Mehgan. She has big things for us all to watch over her life.


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