Virginia House of Delegates 2005 Elections

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Hitting the MSM

Great Article on Blogging in this morning's Washington Post. Front page, Metro!

We do want to clarify one quote in the article. When we said "If someone makes a defamatory statement, that has nothing to do with us." that is referring to the comments section on the blog. I'm not sure if the reporter understood the difference in that.

Our point on that was the comments section on here is not our responsibility. Obviously anyone can post anytime, and we don't get to approve those comments in advance.

That having been said, anytime we have gotten a request to delete comments from a subject of them we have done so, and will continue to do so.

Yes there is a responsibility in running a blog like this.

Now, for the comment you have all been waiting for:

Organizers of the Not Larry Sabato blog contend that postings about candidates are fair, especially because they are public figures. Speaking only on condition of anonymity, one of them said the blog criticizes politicians on both sides of the aisle.

"We are equal opportunity bashers here," the Not Larry Sabato blogger said in a phone interview. The group, he added, is made up of two Democrats and two Republicans from across the state.

We'll give you another hint tomorrow of home county for each of our bloggers. You already know one of us lives in Chesterfield County.

And as a special contest, starting tomorrow...after we reveal each of our four bloggers home county and party anyone who can get all four right in a guess wins the biggest prize in blogging history. .. when the correct answer is given we announce our identities!

Chill out on the guessing for a day so we can open a comment section just for that.

Special shout out to John Behan who also got a mention in the article.

This comments section is for your reaction to the article. Any new readers from it?

22 Comments:

At 2:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tribbet and/or Shear are at least one of the two

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I noticed was that the reporter made it seem like the "not brian moran" blogger had thier own blog, as opposed to being a guest blogger on this blog. Poor Brian Moran...

 
At 8:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor Brian is right. Did you see he had to get a new job as a grocery bagger? That nice young man David Englin was helping him

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous TLM said...

PLEASE don't reveal your identity! The mystery keeps it fresh..if we know you then it is just another personal blog.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Lovell Reiley said...

I can see why Brian Moran isn't fond of bloggers.

There's a certain bitchy quality (some would say cattiness) to the tone of comments about him on this and other blogs ... surprising (?)because most of you are guys.

Any chance of raising the maturity of commentary above the high school level? Then, one might have a substantive debate about his and Frank Hall's leadership of the House Caucus.

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Brian Cannon for President said...

Brian Cannon was here.

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger not paul goldman said...

Ok Reiley..why don't you help us raise the level of discourse and tell us what you think about Frank's leadership

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

new blog:

Not Ben Tribbett

 
At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops wrong link - here it is:

here

 
At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS:

Do a post that links to NBT's blog

 
At 11:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NLS,

Is it true that all of the media attention has gone to your toupee's head? I hear he is demanding his own blog and a column in the Washington Examiner, is this true?

 
At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Brian Cannon for President said...

I demand a recount!

 
At 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey brian cannon for president:

it's not tv. it's hbo.

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand how a blog with AT MOST 50 different visitors (most of whom, it appears, don't take NLS seriously) is having any great impact in the VA HoD elections. Come on guys! Really. Who did you pay at the WP to get an article written about you?

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Not Larry Sabato said...

No impact? Do you know how many families across Virginia set off fireworks this weekend to celebrate our blog?!

 
At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Larry Sabato -

Aren't you afraid that if you reveal your identity, someone might defenestrate you?

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger notpastorjohn said...

you know my name. now look up the number.

 
At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Cannon is a tool

 
At 6:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still don't see why we care who he/they are. It's not like the quality of this blog is going to jump into the stratosphere because we know who writes this stuff. Plus, all of this "I think it's X", "oh well, I think it's Y" is just going to inflate NLS' ego more. :D

 
At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know one of you enjoyed a Peking lunch with a certain republican campaign director yesterday. Looks like people are scooping on you too Mike. Let us know what you found out.

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

god this blog is trash.

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Not Waldo Jaquith said...

Yeah, you think you're real cool NLS, but you don't juggle fire or break your feet hiking the Appalachian Trail like I do!

 

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