I’ve started to post various versions of this about 50 times but passed… Now CBS (surprise) has me so annoyed that I have to partake in a bit of blatant back-patting and partisanship.
From a completely condescending piece on CBS’s website.
.. what I saw in the blogosphere on Nov. 2 was more reminiscent of that school paper or a “Breaker, breaker 19” gabfest on CB than anything approaching journalism.
From early afternoon to very late in the evening, those who checked in with the leading political blogs like Drudge, Wonkette, Andrew Sullivan, evote, mydd.com, Daily Kos, and others were given the distinct impression that John Kerry would win the election. The website Slate.com, well-funded and generally a responsible voice, joined in the folly.
The bloggers, obtaining through leaks partial, in some cases suspect snippets of information from the early “cut” of data gathered by MSM through exit polls, were spreading a story that the network and wire service bosses knew to be incorrect because their own experts