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A Primer On How Not To Blog

Kevin Aylward at Wizbang!, who knows a thing or two about blogging, has schooled, pawned, and punk'd one of the endless series of mediocrities posing as a 'blogger' over at the Huffington Post.

Max Blumenthal (son of Sidney Blumenthal, and yet another blogger whose only qualification is that he is the son of someone Arianna met at one of her cocktail parties) just doesn't *get* the whole blogging thing. First, he hotlinked an image from the FRC, which blew up in his face. Not bright enough to figure out that the stove is too hot to touch, he hotlinked from the FRC again, and more hilarity ensued.

Blumenthal then had the chutzpah to claim that the FRC hacked his post. It was Blumenthal who did the 'hacking' here, by stealing the FRC's bandwidth. Go and read the comments however, and this is where the truly amateurish and thin-skinned nature of Blumenthal's blogging skillz becomes most painfully apparent. He has deleted any and all comments that criticize him for his shoddy work.

Must . . . protect . . . the cocoon . . . at all costs!

After all, if it doesn't show up at HuffPo, it didn't happen, right?

Posted by Ken McCracken · 5 May 2007 03:35 AM


HuffPo has avoided posting my comments on several topics, so I quit going there. One way to keep the blog pure, I guess??? Typical Blumenthal to lash out when caught in a problematic situation.

Posted by: zsa zsa at May 5, 2007 08:22 AM

Funny you should say that. I have encountered the same.
I have tried to put up a couple of comments over there, and believe or not I tried to be nice, but the comments never appeared.
"Lashing out" and ignoring other than their base may be normal for these people.
I still go there a couple of times a week to see how the deviants perceive the world. And that peek into the culture of the left is not encouraging.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at May 5, 2007 12:24 PM

EB...I really avoid it. The comments are typical liberal mantra. AND I hear it enough everywhere else so... Yawn, yawn, boring!

Posted by: zsa zsa at May 5, 2007 03:41 PM

They never allow my comments either, despite them being perfectly civilized and rational (therin, I think, lies the problem).

Another leftist offender in this respect is the BBC news website. Their "Have Your Say" feature is anything but - after a year of seeing if they would use one of my comments, I gave up.

It's understandable, really. The left constructs a fantasy world for itself in which it's agenda really DOES have a rational basis - which is why it spends at least half of its intellectual energy suppressing and silencing reality.

Posted by: William at May 6, 2007 08:59 AM

I think they fear someone will actually make a point.

Posted by: zsa zsa at May 6, 2007 10:35 AM

Damn that censorship. We need to stand up and allow chocolate naked Jesuses and American Flags in toilet bowls and flag buring and such. Bush is against free speech. Republicans want to silence their critics.

Funny, how that whole thing works. The folks that like to claim censorship sure like to censor the voices of Republicans. They usually do it by saying that our thoughts or opinions are racist or bigotted though.

Posted by: Justin B at May 6, 2007 12:50 PM

Maybe they are trying to convince their core, the base that visits everyday, that everyone feels the same. Therefore, re-enforcing the fact that your individual lunacy is not far-fetched, but every day American thinking.
At times, I can manage to put forth a string 0f three of four declarative sentences to express a coherent thought.
I am a computer weenie , not a Doctor of Lefty Literary Bullshittery, so maybe I don't measure up to the lefies' standard.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at May 6, 2007 12:52 PM

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Must . . . protect . . . the cocoon . . . at all costs!


This is a classic example of how the rightwing works. We have a case where neoconservative icon, Christopher Hitchens--professed atheist--has teamed up with the head of the religious rightwing and GOP operative, Tony Perkins (who, BTW, seems to have an affinity for David Duke).


But what's Ken concerned about? Blumenthal's use of the term "hacked." In reality, what the FRC did was a "hack."

Nevermind the larger story.

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