Gwen Florio’s story today about Montana blogs was a little disappointing, repeating a lot of the Republican nonsense about the connection between Kos and Tester, and because it featured a look at the semi-official mouthpiece of the GOP without making the connection obvious.
Florio prints the same inane Klindt allegations that somehow suggests that Jon Tester agrees with everything that anyone has ever posted on a blog linked to Kos. Jason, ever the wit, with his deep understanding of the Internet, offered this gem:
“If you look at Daily Kos … a lot of these people (posting) are from places like San Francisco and Boston.
Yes, and people from Texas. And Missouri. And Spain. The tubes go everywhere.
And yet, even though the right wing blog mentioned in the site is dinged for having occasional negative comments, Florio doesn’t mention one salient fact: the Montana GOP has specifically endorsed the blog. From the MT-GOP E-Brief, dated 3/30/2006, and sent out by Montana Republican State Central Committee:
There’s a new blog in Montana that our Ebrief readers might be interested in. The wacko libs have a plethora of whinny blogs, but they’re all put to shame by WHAT’S RIGHT IN MONTANA. Check back often for updates.
Not only is the site endorsed by the GOP, it is clear to anyone who visits the site that it is driven by GOP talking points, and that at least one member of the anonymous writing team is a GOP operative, if not a member of the Burns staff.
So, what kind of things does the endorsed blog of the MT Republican Party have to say? Here’s a sampling:
What Wolfgas dosnt get is that Jews control the media, and Jews favor Jon Tester. There are Jew websites in Montana that favor Tester. That should be why you vote against Tester. Fags and Jews love this liberal.
I hear he’s trying to help Bozeman find replacements for the two Negroes they recently lost because of police racism and bigotry.
I am going to guess that Bonnie has a whole mess of little fat half-nigger kids running around her trailor then.
And what does GOP host say about comments like that? According to the Tribune, it’s hard to tell if these comments cross the line:
“I have deleted a few comments, not too many. It’s very difficult to tell where to draw the line.
Look, connecting the Tester campaign to comments made by people on another blog is just about the least coherent campaign strategy of all time, but if we are too believe the ‘logic’ of Republicans, aren’t they culpable for these remarks?
It would have been nice if Gwen Florio had actually looked into WRIM before letting Coobs get away with dismissing the site as having an occasional controversy.