For those who have been quick to criticize Wizbang’s coverage of the RNC, let’s do a little recap of the exclusive content generated here since Monday:
Tying Arnold’s “girlie man” line back to Al Franken (he was an SNL writer).
A look inside The Tank (home base for liberal and uncredentialed bloggers).
The Swift Boat Veterans offer to John Kerry to pull their ads (Ed – OK Hannity broke that, but I got it on the web first).
Live blogging major speeches.
Exclusive pictures from inside an outside MSG.
Convention gossip and tidbits.
And that’s just here at Wizbang. Check out the rest of the RNCBloggers, there’s a lot more exclusive content that the RNCBloggers have broken here this week. And remember we don’t have the kind of access and staff that the main stream media have here.
None of the credentialed bloggers are news organization; they’re weblogs. It’s not really fair to hold any blog to the same standards for output and breadth of reporting that you would for The New York Times, CNN, NBC, etc. That said, I’d say our collective output stands up very well against, for example, MSNBC’s.
Update: The BBC News Weblog seems to understand what we’re trying to do.