Monday, January 19, 2004

Everyone knows San Francisco is a left wing town. Everyone knows the SF Gate is a left Wing paper/website. But why is it that most journalists need to make it so obvious they have political agendas? In this story about Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and how he runs a Blog as a paid consultant for the Howard Dean Campaign (, the story online gives a direct link to his site. In the next paragraph or two it mentions the republican site, Instapundit, but no link to it. Oversite? I doubt it. While most people with half a web brain can figure out the site is at, that's not the point. Newspapers are supposed to be watchdogs for what's happening in the world. This is just another prime example of how that dog is allowed to poop on only one side of the yard.
In reality, this is a very good story about blogging and the role it can play in the media and in the political realm. I recommend the story, but take exception to the style.