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5 years of blogging down the drain

5 years of blogging down the drain


I run this place.  Quote me, me, me!

Patrick Maines, President of The Media Institute, writing in USA Today, quotes Legal Insurrection commenter Moonstone716 regarding the Brown shout down of Ray Kelly, Political divide hurts college free speech:

As one commenter poignantly observed in reply to coverage of the Brown affair in Legal Insurrection: “Really scary real-life person prevented from expressing wrong views to delicate flower college students. Fragile students saved from having to listen to upsetting opinion. All is well in academia; students thoroughly prepared for real world now.”

5 years of blogging down the drain.

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Midwest Rhino | November 7, 2013 at 8:45 am

USA Today knows to go to the best blogs, which attract poignant comments.

Commenters can be a little looser in tone, and hope in some small way, to add to the national dialogue. Occasionally one sums it up squarely enough to get quoted nationally, apparently.

Many times I think FOX or others browse through the blogs just to find variations on the narratives, which is a good thing. It takes outside thinking to pierce the DC/NYC bubble, at times. The cocktail party has the blogs as a tool for communicating with the average tea partier, though they don’t always give attribution for ideas they pick up.

But the blog itself sets the stage. Commenters refine, explore tangents, or sometimes expand in important ways. It’s all “progressive revelation” … a forum for open dialogue (as opposed to the now closed minded universities)

I “shared” a link here on Facebook once, I think it was on the retro feminist. It started with “I have a secret, I’m a female retro feminist (or something like that) … and the picture that came up by the quote was Professor Jacobson. But it is good the secret of this awesome blog is getting out to USA today. 🙂

It’s a great comment! I wish I’d written it; then I could be quoted in USA Today. Sadly, that would be about my only chance.

Midwest Rhino is right: it’s good that op-ed writers and news hounds look to blogs, be it the proprietors or the commenters. Anything, anything to penetrate the NYT bubble.

5 years of blogging down the drain.

Not in the least.

You are the leader. The guide thru the wilderness of politics. The lighthouse of right thinking in a sea of corrupt thoughts. The kindly old college professor….

Oh, wait….

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | November 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

You have to admit, that is one solid comment. Well done, Moonstone716.

Karen Sacandy | November 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Awwww…. poor baby…..

LOLOLO :^)))

The chief instigator gets snarky?

The professor is just an old shoe and we wear him well…

Of course, sometimes things go the other way, right Professor? 🙂

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

moonstone insurrection!

Andrew Breitbart famously remarked that he frequently read Ace of Spades “mainly for the comments.”

Of course, you don’t want to be as famous as Ace and have to live in anonymous obscurity, forever ducking the papparazzi and autograph hounds, staying in the shadows of a society that shuns a sensitive clown . . .

Me, Me, Me? For a second there I thought I was reading Obama’s blog.

Henry Hawkins | November 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Great comment, but nobody sees it without the five years of blogging. Moonstone’s having a genuine Navin Johnson moment.

Congrats Moonstone and the Prof as well. Can’t comment if there’s nothing to comment on, right?