We’ve had a comment spam attack like nothing I’ve ever seen here today – over 600 spam comments in just a couple of hours. Unfortunately, MT-Blacklist is proving sorely lacking – worthless even – it has stopped none of the spam comments even though it reports that URLs in the messages are already in the Central Blacklist.
Archives for October 2004
at one element of the old – false – “liberal media” saw: RNC pretends newspapers lean left. The Republicans have done a very good job over the past 30 years of marginalizing the opinion pages of major newspapers by calling them “liberal”. “Only problem is,” writes Salon, “it’s not accurate. In fact, the complete opposite is true. Since 1940 when industry trade magazine Editor & Publisher began tracking newspapers during presidential elections, only two Democratic candidates – Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and Bill Clinton in 1992 – have ever won more endorsements than their Republican opponent.”
is seen by many as a joke among journalists, the hungover detritus of a more self-indulgent time. But they’re wrong. For almost 40 years he has been one of the only honest commentators willing to speak the truth about power and one of precious few to understand – and not excuse – the brutality of modern Presidential politics. Thompson has pronounced on the current fracas in Rolling Stone: Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004. “…Bush went belly up less than halfway through his first bout with Kerry, who hammered poor George into jelly. It was pitiful… I almost felt sorry for him, until I heard someone call him ‘Mister President,’ and then I felt ashamed.”