"The exchanges have taken place in a time-honored arena for mudslinging in Britain, the letters page of a newspaper"
It took 15 years, but, as the Guardian reports, the feud between writers Salman Rushdie and John le Carre is at an end.
"Welcome to the brave new world of high-tech political assassination, where back-stabbing blogs, scathing cartoon skits and slander served up online are the weapons of choice." (Warning: sound, Flash and video links.)
With the accusations of mudslinging already underway in California, this morning the pie slinging officially began.
The Republicans make character assassination an art form. Several people have linked to this already on their sites and I haven't had a chance to update my own yet, but Phil Agre's latest piece about Republican dirty tricks is a must-read. "The past ten days will go down as a turning point in American history. This is what it's like when the far right is taking over your country: the people support Al Gore's policies, but the polls are shifting toward George W. Bush because the media is filled with false attacks on Al Gore's character."