Saturday, August 05, 2006

A Republican Blog With a Liberal Political Agenda??? Keep Em Guessing . . .

Last week I received an e-mail lambasting me for spending too much time writing about horrors of the Trans Texas Corridor. The reader was sick to death of reading about the TTC, and told me to “Stop pushing your liberal political agenda . . ..”

(See Wise County Citizens Say “No” to Trans Texas Corridor!!! )

Today, while searching for published reports of the TTC hearings around the state, I noticed that someone else in Wise County had blogged about the public hearing held on July 12th in Decatur. Did that blogger come away with a similar impression? I had to find out, so I clicked on the link.

Well folks, that’s how I discovered that our Lake Bridgeport Sandflat News is a “Republican Blog”!!!

The following is from LiveJournal

Marc Parent mparent7777 wrote,@ 2006-07-16 08:11:00

“Prior to the hearing, a popular, Republican blog in Lake Bridgeport posted this message: The Trans-Texas Corridor: The Defining Issue in the Upcoming State Races . . .

The next day, the same Republican blog posted this message about David Van Os: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Meet Our Next Attorney General"
Source: http://mparent7777.livejournal.com/10288509.html

Guess the jig is up and it’s confession time. So I just had to rush this into virtual print so all of our long-time readers could be set straight. I’m not sure what the give away was? Perhaps it was all the times I mentioned “Republicans” in my blog? Let’s see? I’ll just do a search on this blog. Gee, I only mentioned “Republicans” once in over 2.5 years on 7/1/06.

“Let’s hope that the Democrats and Republicans can do something positive to end this sickening stereotyping and polarization.”

How about my mentioning Democrats? Let me search that too? Guess I’m not too even-handed. I mentioned the Democrats once more, also on 7/1/06.

“Check out the new very user-friendly Wise County Democrats web site at ...”

Ohhh – now we see. That’s a dead give-away for an undercover Republican blog! Just put in a permanent link to the WiseDems.com but leave out the Republicans. What better way to undermine all liberals?

Now, because we are primarily a local news blog, I try to do our residents a favor by posting almost anything newsworthy sent in by our readers (if it’s in good taste). So when our local Democratic Chairwoman, Brenda Rankin, sent me information about the new WiseDems.com site (see permanent links), I posted it. As a matter of fact, we set up reciprocal links on our respective web pages.

I’d do the same for the Republicans if they asked me, but I haven’t been asked.

So when it comes to news blogs, the sincerest form of flattery has to come from maintaining a balanced political confusion. I suppose we’ll just have to keep em’ guessing!!!

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