Sunday, June 25, 2006

MSM notices Ko$ola/JeromeGate

UPDATE 9:30 p.m., SUN. 6/25
Follow the money?
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Whichever blogger first coined "Kosola" -- Newsweek's got your meme!

And what could be more dead tree/old media/MSM than the New York Times? David Brooks' column is calm and relentless. Instead of Andy Sipowicz, Brooks does a Joe Friday: "Just the facts, ma'am." (Mr. Brooks: Next time you're in Washington, you're owed a steak dinner and a personal apology from me.)

Looks like the horoscope for Jerome "Carnac" Armstrong was out of whack -- was it the transit of Jupiter?

MSM wasn't supposed to jump on this until Monday, but this advanced pace can only mean one thing: Jay Leno will joke about this Monday night, instead of waiting until Tuesday.

Dan Riehl continues to be the leader of the blog pack on this story, and advances it again with background on Armstrong's SEIU connection.

An excellent roundup at JustOneMinute, and a good update/summary at National Journal's Beltway Blogroll.

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Saturday, I predicted that the "army of PhotoShoppers" (heh!) would go to work on the Armstrong (MyDD)/Moulitsas (DailyKos) scandal. That prophecy is already being fulfilled.

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Bob at Polizeros has produced several good items on the Armstrong astrology story.

What will the MSM do to Markos? I asked Don Surber, "Proud Member of the MSM,” and Don hears the "Jaws" theme:
I see a shark. I see a surfboard over its head. I see Markos Moulitsas Zuniga on the surfboard.
-- McCAIN

Previously:
6/24: JeromeGate: Star Chart
6/23: Bad Moon(bat) rising

6/22: Chait '08
6/22: Mullah Moulitsas: JIHAD!
6/22: Lying about lies
6/21: Ko$ola/JeromeGate: Pandemic
6/21: Kosola or JeromeGate?
6/20: Kosola: The story so far
6/20: Kosola scandal goes viral
6/19: Will blog for $$$
6/19: Kos pay-for-play scam
6/12: Tin foil: The new fur
6/11: How not to win (Kos video)
6/9: The ultimate losers hit Vegas