Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The Swarm

Howie Kurtz informs us that

Bloggers are swarming around a new target: the Terri Schiavo "talking points."

Fresh from declaring victory over CBS News and its discredited National Guard memos about President Bush, some of the same bloggers are raising questions about a strategy memo, first reported by ABC News and The Washington Post, that cast the Schiavo right-to-die case as a partisan opportunity for Republicans to stick it to Democrats.
I can't say I'm surprised by this. About ten days ago, in an Eschaton comment thread, someone whose name I didn't recognize alerted us that the Right was trying to cast doubt on the talking points, and exhorted us to rally together to defend their authenticity.

I asked why I'd want to do that, given that I had absolutely no idea whether they were authentic or not, but my helpful new friend had already moved on to greener pastures.

It'd be interesting to know whether similar comments turned up on other Lefty blogs around the same time.

1 comment:

@whut said...

I happened to listen to the Powerliner's radio show last Saturday. Hindrocket claimed somebody made them up and must have ranted for more than 30 minutes on why he believed that. Curiously, most of his arguments revolved around the fact that real talking points weren't phrased just that way -- halfway implying that he knew how to write quality propagandistic TP's.

IMO, that is more damning than anything else.