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PLEASE NOTE TODAY’S NEW YORK SUN
How do I link to this brilliant New York Sun article without looking like I’m motivated by jealousy? As soon as I heard Wonkette and Andrew Sullivan were CNN’s picks to represent “the blogosphere” in their State of the Union coverage, I was grumbling. Sure, I’d love to appear as a TV pundit. But even more important than my fragile ego is the fact that there are dozens of bloggers who could probably give more interesting and substantive SOTU reaction – Mickey Kaus, Roger L. Simon, the guys who write for the Belmont Club, Austin Bay, Diplomiad, (although they just went on hiatus) Gregory Djerejian, Bill from InDC Journal , — and that’s not even counting other big guns of the blogosphere – LGF, PowerLine, Hugh,
Glenn. (And I know there are more. Offense not meant towards anyone I forgot.)
Sullivan had taken a leave of absence from blogging the day before, and Wonkette is… well, as Fausta Wertz put it, “the Paris Hilton of the blogosphere.”
Wait, it quotes Kathryn!
Ladies and gentlemen, please note the comment by NRO editor Kathryn Jean Lopez at the end of this New York Sun article.
I’m sure guys in radio get irritated when someone suggests Howard Stern is representative of all talk show hosts. I’m sure there are television show hosts who don’t like the idea that Bill O’Reilly represents the face of prime-time cable news.
I think that’s the way a lot of bloggers feel when they see Wonkette offered as the face of the blogosphere.
UPDATE: Cam: “Apparently the Andrew Sullivan/Wonkette Mandatory Mention Act of 2005 somehow managed to sneak through Congress.”
UPDATE, AGAIN: TKS reader KJ (not Lopez) makes a good comparison: To read many folks in the mainstream media, there are only two leaders of evangelical Christians – Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. To many folks, Wonkette and Sullivan are the bloggers.
Thank you Kerry Spot.
By now even Wonkette’s using the Paris Hilton analogy.