Posted on | September 8, 2012 | 5 Comments
Ace seems kinda irritated with Weigel’s Slate piece about “How a small band of conservatives generated half of the Democratic Convention’s headlines”. Weigel goes on at length about another friend of this blog, the mighty YidWithLid:
Democrats did not expect to spend Wednesday arguing about the capital of Israel and the appearance of the word “God” in their platform. There were, reportedly, 15,000 members of the media in Charlotte, of whom maybe 14,980 could have given a damn about the party platform. On Tuesday night, when the Obama campaign and the DNC released its platform, none of the bigfoot media outlets in town spent time on the text.
No, it took until Wednesday morning for Jeff Dunetz, at the YidWithALid blog, to comment that “Democrats have removed this pro-Israel section from their platform.” (They had removed references to Hamas and references to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.) At 11:26 a.m., Weekly Standard reporter Daniel Halper published a story on the platform, making the same point. (He credited YidWithALid.)
What is this, if not capitalism? The media gatekeepers sit in their Jericho, throttling the information flow up from the Jordan river plane to Jerusalem. Us little blogger Rahabs, (not to be confused with the Sandra Fluke grande horizonatals) are helping to bring down the walls. Commerce will flow. Because there is a market. Go right ahead and belittle the blogs all you like, Dave. Capitalism will out, and it’s not preserving your architecture in the slightest.
If there wasn’t a market for all of the idiocy of the DNC, then no one would have paid attention. That simple.
Disclosure: I’m doing Joshua Chapter 2 in Sunday School tomorrow.