Liberal blogs are a scream, according to the Washington Post.
In the angry life of Maryscott O'Connor, the rage begins as soon as she opens her eyes and realizes that her president is still George W. Bush. The sun has yet to rise and her family is asleep, but no matter; as soon as the realization kicks in, O'Connor, 37, is out of bed and heading toward her computer.
Out there, awaiting her building fury: the Angry Left, where O'Connor's reputation is as one of the angriest of all. "One long, sustained scream" is how she describes the writing she does for various Web logs, as she wonders what she should scream about this day.
The most popular left wing blogger, Daily Kos, once celebrated the horrific death of U.S. soldiers in Fallujah.
Let the people see what war is like. This isn't an Xbox game. There are real repercussions to Bush's folly.
That said, I feel nothing over the death of merceneries. They aren't in Iraq because of orders, or because they are there trying to help the people make Iraq a better place. They are there to wage war for profit. Screw them.
Again, the Democrats are losing the battle of new mediums. First talk radio, now the blogs. The right has a flotilla of partisan bloggers whose power lies in their research that debunks misinformation flowing from the Mainstream Media. Power Line, Little Green Footballs, JustOneMinute and WizBang are but a few examples. They are pointed in their postings, but not screeching angry like Daily Kos and Maryscott O'Connor.
It's up to Republican candidates to harness this new power source. The Washington Times explores this question today.
"It's the new talk radio. We can connect with new people who will come out and vote for us," said Mr. Kingston, vice chairman of the House Republican Conference, who has a blog and writes an occasional "diary" for the popular conservative site redstate.com.
On Monday, Mr. Kingston held an hourlong conference call with conservative bloggers. Unlike most conference calls, which traditionally target a specific issue, Mr. Kingston allowed participants to address topics ranging from Iraq to illegal immigration.
Popular conservative blogger Matt Margolis, who has participated in several of Mr. Kingston's conference calls, said such interactions provide insight and access to bloggers, and, ultimately, will help legislators get out an unfiltered message.
"Republicans need bloggers to help get their message out, while Democrats have been able to rely on the mainstream media," said Mr. Margolis.