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September 23, 2007 5:56 AM   Subscribe

In an effort to deflect the inevitable onslaught of NewsFilter/ElectionFilter posts on our beloved Blue, I humbly recommend Wonkosphere, "designed for all political writers and bloggers, media people in newspaper, TV, and radio, political workers, activists, and political junkies who need to stay on top of the 2008 Presidential race but can't spend all day searching for the hottest and most relevant material."
posted by GrammarMoses (26 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
you misspelled wankosphere - it's a valiant effort to deflect it from here, but electionfilter will continue
posted by pyramid termite at 6:02 AM on September 23, 2007


The "Conservative Buzz", "Liberal Buzz" and "Independent Buzz" are all all about Romney/Republicans.
posted by Poolio at 6:23 AM on September 23, 2007


I like how the blogs linked to in the sidebar are sorted by red and blue. The blogosphere is the new Crossfire?
posted by mek at 6:31 AM on September 23, 2007


in an effort to deflect the inevitable onslaught of efforts-to-deflectfilter, i'd like to remind you that efforts to deflect are futile.
posted by quonsar at 6:38 AM on September 23, 2007


And I, for one, would not attempt to deflect quonsar's efforts to deflect the inevitable onslaught of efforts-to-deflectfilter. Such futile efforts to deflect these efforts are not only futile but non-deflectable.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:45 AM on September 23, 2007


You know who else made an effort to deflect an inevitable onslaught?
posted by mek at 7:04 AM on September 23, 2007


Winston Churchill?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:06 AM on September 23, 2007


captain kangaroo?
posted by pyramid termite at 7:10 AM on September 23, 2007


Moses.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:12 AM on September 23, 2007


Goatse?
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:12 AM on September 23, 2007


I was all prepared to get excited (well, mildly excited, in a vaguely approving sort of way) until I clicked through and saw that it's all about blogs. I hereby second pyramid termite's "wankosphere."

N.b.: Every blogger in the known universe could blog Democratic from here till the election and the Republicans could win in a landslide. (Not that they will, but it sure won't have anything to do with Mighty Mighty Blogs.) There's a whole world out there beyond your computers, blogwatchers!
posted by languagehat at 7:23 AM on September 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Among the blogs considered (and listed in the gray Independent column) are those from CNN, CQPolitics, the NYT and the WSJ. Moral: As usual, you get closest to the truth if you seek out the gray area.
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:34 AM on September 23, 2007


But I concede that wanking is indeed a concern. (Comment pre-tagline-joked for your convenience).
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:36 AM on September 23, 2007


Wow. I've never looked at HotAir.com before, but this site led me there. It really is completely deranged, more than I could have ever imagined. How influential is it? Is it considered a mainstream conservative website?
posted by stammer at 7:40 AM on September 23, 2007


*taps two islands*
posted by sciurus at 7:43 AM on September 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


What? No love for Devoter?
posted by _aa_ at 8:05 AM on September 23, 2007


You know who else made an effort to deflect an inevitable onslaught?

Custer?
posted by GrammarMoses at 8:17 AM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


stammer: "Wow. I've never looked at HotAir.com before, but this site led me there. It really is completely deranged, more than I could have ever imagined. How influential is it? Is it considered a mainstream conservative website?"

That's Michelle Malkin's site. It's as mainstream conservative as the come and very influential. She shows up on TV pretty much constantly and was one of the main forces behind the whole "Condemn MoveOn" BS.
posted by octothorpe at 8:40 AM on September 23, 2007


I'm voting for Kodos.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:53 AM on September 23, 2007


Deflection is futile, Jean-Luc.
posted by wittgenstein at 9:48 AM on September 23, 2007


Why do I suddenly have an urge to paint one half of my face red, the other half blue, then go stand out in the middle of traffic and shout things like "Let's kill or marry all the gays! Let's abandon or stay in Iraq forever! Doctors who practice abortion are heroes who should be shunned! Let's raise taxes in order to pay for cutting taxes!"
posted by JHarris at 10:45 AM on September 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


First they came for the political posts....

Now, who's gonna point us to the YouTube blogs (color coded of course, if possible)?

I'm really stupid, I guess: I just don't read, or participate in, threads that don't interest me. Policing the threads to keep objectionable topics away from me in the first place is such a better idea.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 12:07 PM on September 23, 2007


JHarris, you could do a pretty good Braveheart parody with that costume too...

FREEEEDOMMM.... to spy on you!
posted by anthill at 12:08 PM on September 23, 2007


So according to their directory DickMorris.com is independent, but Bad Astronomy Blog is liberal. In what fucking world, douchebags?
posted by [expletive deleted] at 1:26 PM on September 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oh fuck.

I don't need to watch the election. I need a way to influence the election to stop the terminally stupid from voting. Or better, to get the morons to stop running.

Having more ways to follow the election is like having more footage, from more angles, of a terrible car accident. I don't need to see more shrapnel flying, I've been there, I've seen it, I've got the t-shirt.

I don't need to stay on top of the election, I need a sensible party to win and stop the insanity!

Because they do still exist, right? Sensible parties, I mean? Please?
posted by DreamerFi at 1:57 PM on September 23, 2007


Nothing is going to change unless the people start demanding change. Whinging about how you can't make change is, in fact, not the first step in making change.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:53 PM on September 23, 2007


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