March 01, 2006

Howard Kurtz Quotes...Me?

This says a lot more about the changing dynamics of the Blogosphere than it does about this blog in particular. In the Washington Post online today, columnist Howard Kurtz looks at the latest "Cheney will retire soon" meme being bandied about. Where does he go for reaction to the story? To the blogs - both right and left - and he included a portion of my own comments among them (see page 2).

I have to say it's really strange to take a quick look at your Sitemeter report and see a pillar of the MSM listed as a referrer. I note that Kurtz has to provide a euphemism for one of my words (replacing "piss-ant" with "low-level"). I have no problem with that. But it reminds me that anything a blogger writes could end up being reproduced anywhere and you're less likely be quoted - and taken seriously - if you lace your ramblings with obscenities as so many of the Liberal blogs do. This is one of the reasons why I usually make it a point to "temper my enthusiasm", if you will.

UPDATE: 3/6/06 8:30am
Thanks to Robert at BlatherReview for alerting me that that original link has been archived. I have updated it accordingly.

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1 Neat! Congrats on the quote and the referral! I bow to your greatness!

Posted by: Pam at March 01, 2006 02:56 PM (rx9LD)

2 "Properly skeptical." That sums you up pretty well. :wink: Congrats on the quote. That's awesome!

Posted by: Georgia Girl at March 01, 2006 11:15 PM (EvFfn)

3 Are we going to have to start calling you "Big Time" now? Congrats, man!

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 02, 2006 06:29 AM (mUnga)

4 Cool! Hat tip to Gary!

Posted by: Christen at March 02, 2006 08:30 AM (PxX2b)

5 Awesome, Gary!

Posted by: Wordsmith at March 03, 2006 02:02 PM (nrGCx)

6 Gary, you linked to the wrong post! (Or you linked to the front page.) The article is now HERE, page 2.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 06, 2006 01:42 AM (wywam)

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