Ben Domenech has had a rough few days. He started off taking shit for his new Red America blog over at WaPo. Then he’s called a bigot for some blog posts he made a while back at Red State.
Now, he’s been forced to resign from his position at WaPo due to plagiarism charges (also posted at official WaPo Blog). It was probably a good idea for him to step down. Lots of people from both sides wanted to see him go.
Jim Brady posted at Red America announcing Ben’s resignation. Jim is the executive editor at washingtonpost.com. Below are conservative bloggers with some rather interesting things to say about Domenech:
Riehl World View
The Political Pit Bull
Outside The Beltway
Right Wing Nut House
All-in-all, this sucks. Had there not been such a huge initial furor over Ben and WaPo, Red America would still be around. I understand peoples anger about Ben though. He did plagiarize, losing Red America are the consequences of his actions. Too bad.
The ever-liberal Washington Post is starting up a new blog. The blog is named Red America and is being run by Ben Domenech, co-founder of RedState.
The launch of this new blog has apparently upset some liberals. Not sure why, I thought these types were all about “letting people choose” and providing un-biased information. I guess that only applies to media outlets they deem to be “conservative”.
NewsBusters has a nice post concerning the liberal whining. Others blogging on this topic include Protein Wisdom, Donklephant, Decicion ’08, and Wizbang.
I, for one, welcome our new WaPo blog overlords. Oh, and if you want some more info about Ben and his work, check out the first post on Red America.
UPDATE 7:10PM CST: I found this post at MyDD to be very amusing. Apparently the right-wing blogosphere has been destroyed.
Glenn Reynolds is a columnist for MSNBC. Andrew Sullivan is a columnist for Time. Michelle Malkin is a frequently published columnist in a number of offline outlets. And now, RedState co-founder Ben Domenech has a regular column in the Washington Post.
I might be wrong, but doesn’t that help show how successful the conservative blogosphere has been? I’m pretty sure it does…crazy hippies. Now, I’m a member of the “conservative blogosphere”, and I’ve seen nothing but growth since my arrival. I’m not a big enough creature to matter though, so I guess it sucks to be me? I dunno, dun care.
Joshua Sparling, who’s been at Walter Reed Army Medical Center recovering from a gunshot wound he got in Iraq, got a really special Christmas card the other day. The cards outside looked all patriotic and pretty. The text inside the card read “Have a great time in the war and have a great time dieing in the war” “P.S. DIE”. Sweet huh?
Can’t imagine how Mr. Sparling felt after getting a card like that. I don’t think I could resist hunting the “christmas death wishing” pig down and gutting him immediately. Michelle Malkin has a mailing address for Joshua Sparling if you want to send him a real Christmas blessing.
Another disgusting piece of news today too, involving my good buddy John Kerry. Kerry seems to think American soldiers in Iraq are the ones really spreading terror. Captains Quarters has a link to the full transcript, quoted below.
SCHIEFFER: All right. Let me shift to another point of view, and it comes from another Democrat, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut. He takes a very different view. He says basically we should stay the course because, he says, real progress is being made. He said this is a war between 27 million Iraqis who want freedom and 10,000 terrorists. He says we’re in a watershed transformation. What about that?
Sen. KERRY: Let me–I–first of all, there is so much more that unites Democrats than divides us. And Democrats have much more in common with each other than they do with George Bush’s policy right now. Now Joe Lieberman, I believe, also voted for the resolution which said the president needs to make more clear what he’s doing and set out benchmarks, and that the policy hasn’t been working. We all believe him when you say, `Stay the course.’ That’s the president’s policy, which hasn’t been changing, which is a policy of failure. I don’t agree with that. But I think what we need to do is recognize what we all agree on, which is you’ve got to begin to set benchmarks for accomplishment. You’ve got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis. And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the–of–the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not…
Sen. KERRY: …Iraqis should be doing that. And after all of these two and a half years, with all of the talk of 210,000 people trained, there just is no excuse for not transferring more of that authority.
Wow, that’s some top-notch hippie-babble right there. Young american soldiers are “going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children”? What the fuck Kerry? He can’t pull much more shit than that outta his ass. Or maybe he can, can never tell what those hippie-liberal-douche-bag types are in to sexually. So, in all reality, he’s probably got a lot more room for a lot more shit.
You suck Kerry, we’d all be dead now if you’d been elected. heh. The Political Teen has video, unless the videos are down right now.
For more commentary go see:
Blogs For Bush
A Blog for All
Weapons of Mass Destruction (w/ a well deserved Asshat Alert)
The Political Pitbull