My ex-girlfriend and I are still friends. She’s back in New York and is a political writer for a major newspaper there, that for her sake, will remain nameless in this diary.
She e-mailed me early this morning (I guess late last night there) and told me about an interesting Friday editorial meeting she had with political editors. This, btw, is a very liberal newspaper that always endorses Democrats.
Here’s some of her e-mail…
He had his laptop in the meeting and they were going through some of the blogs you read; Open Left, Dailykos, Talking Points Memo, and everyone at the table were laughing at the comments some people left there. He was giggling and saying how some of those comments were batshit crazy. So he assigned me to write an article about how Obama is “betraying” the people leaving comments on these blogs, his base.
So he told me to write a story about Democratic infighting. He said the drama in the Democratic party is juicy news. He wants me to check these blogs and finds comments attacking Obama’s policies and turn them into a story by next Wednesday. Can you help me out?
The point was that she wanted me to help her since I read these blogs all the time, but I thought it was interesting that the news media is using the blogsphere and means to skewer Obama.
This is what we’re up against, the Mainstream Media creating faux drama using our own…and our blogs, these forces we put together to fight for good, have become running jokes.
I’d be surprised Obama even pays attention to us AT ALL.