Who bothched it? From too many sources to attribute, I’m getting news stories (here’s one) about “how bloggers bothced it” yesterday. What? No, bloggers didn’t botch it. Slate.com’s Jack Shafer, Matt Drudge and Ana Marie Cox botched it. And from there, the bloggers I read either echoed them or refutted them. And the reporters who started reporting on what Jack Shafer, Matt Drudge and Ana Marie Cox were releasing botched it. The Zogby jokesters who then used those reports to make a call at 5 p.m. botched it. I’m a blogger. I didn’t botch it. But then, only seven people read this weblog.
I do agree with Outing, however. That “little birdie told me” crap from Wonkette was, to me, one of the low-points in blogging history. Her snark jumped the shark yesterday.