As with Carl von Clausewitz, I'm mostly an observer in the recent round of blog-clock-cleaning. For those interested in a metablogological perspective, here are a couple of posts of note:
- The Libertarian Popinjay, Live from Lost Wages, brings us "How The Blogosphere Became Professional Wrestling"
This meditation covers both Andrew Sullivan and Charles Johnson, and offers a broad perspective covering this decade on the rise and fall of two of the bigger names in the blogosphere. Key point (but read the full monty):
Let's be clear: Sullivan and Johnson can have whatever beliefs they choose. They're free to go from right to left and everywhere in between to their heart's desire. What is so strange is that the very actions they used to condemn are now their modus operandi.
- Bill Quick, the Daily Pundit, who christened the blogosphere and has about seven times the posts that this blog has produced, cuts to the chase in "charles johnson: take the money and run":
Charles will continue to move farther and farther to the left, goaded by his distaste for social conservatives, and in response to their attacks on him in answer to his loudly stated distaste, and as he does so, he will pick up legions of lefty moonbat readers. I have no doubt at all that his readership is rising - probably rapidly. The left is always looking for new champions in the endless battle against liberty, and the left rewards its fellow travelers with money, since it cannot offer self-respect.
Jumping in Pools says that Congressman Roy Blunt is on the LGF radar as well.