Monday, March 26, 2007

NPR gets it

From TRex:


So, imagine my surprise on Thursday when "All Things Considered" kicked off with a refreshingly unbiased, downright laudatory story about the role Josh Marshall and Talking Points Memo have played in the unravelling of the Abu Gonzales justice department. Most of us know the story of how Marshall and his readers have been on this case for months now and the tale of the now-fabled 3000 page document dump and subsequent all-night data mining expedition. TPM staff and people all across the blogosphere joined forces to drill through the stacks of PDF's in record time, neatly sabotaging the administration's stall-tactic.

Oh, how I wish I could have been a fly on the wall in Karl Rove's little crisis command center when they came in the next morning and announced that a bunch of liberal bloggers had read every single document in less that 24 hours and wanted to know what the hell happened to the crucial missing 18 days of emails around the actual firings. They thought they had bought themselves some time, heh, and it woulda worked to, if it hadn't been for us meddling kids.



Indeed. The Friday afternoon document dump doesn't work so well when the bloggers are waiting like hungry sharks to dissect them. At this point, you know somebody will find whatever the administration is trying to hide.

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