January 15th, 2005

i am not a stuffed tiger.

(this was supposed to be posted on Friday afternoon)

The only thing that I find shocking about this "Dean Paid Bloggers! / Armstrong Williams isn't the Only Sellout" echo chamber entry [wsj] is that some members of the the Dean campaign expected to be able to buy positive weblog coverage by hiring people as consultants.

That is, I don't think any of the parties did anything wrong, but it casts the "people-powered revolution" in something of a different light. I find it more than a little disappointing.

But, what the hell? I found most of the presidential campaign supremely disappointing. This is just a silly, distracting footnote.


That said, I think that calls for transparency are completely valid. I hope that this is something that the weblog community can get right.