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The second coming of the amateur blogosphere?

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Yglesias predicts: Describing the trend toward a progressive political blogosphere in which “95% or more of the audience share goes to three or four dozen bloggers who are now full-time media and / or political professionals,” Chris Bowers asserts that the new equilibrium cannot be reversed because: [B]ecause it is virtually impossible for a hobbyist to compete with professionals who are actually paid to spend all day blogging. No one has enough free time to blog as much as Matthew Yglesias, David…

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Where you at, Dan Ruth?

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Daniel Ruth was/is a great columnist. I still don’t understand why the Tampa Tribune let him go. I have to believe his dismissal had more to do with the Trib, than with Ruth. So it was welcome news when the St. Petersburg Times announced that it was poaching Ruth from the Tribune/unemployment line. Ruth’s once-a-week column is often funny, occasionally hilarious and always insightful. Daniel Ruth is a terrible blogger. I don’t know why he doesn’t pull down his all…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the US Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Politicians blaming ‘those meddling bloggers’ for their problems

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At first I thought Senator Evan Bayh was just a pussy. I mean, how else do you describe a guy who, despite having won five statewide races and having $13 million in the bank, decided he no longer wishes to serve in the U.S. Senate partly because members no longer socialize with each other: When I was a boy, members of Congress from both parties, along with their families, would routinely visit our home for dinner or the holidays. This…

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Video: Marco Rubio credits blogosphere for success of his campaign

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Blogosphere chews on idea of Charlie Crist becoming a GDI (that’s God D–n Independent to you non-frat guys)

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Conservative bloggers think Crist will soon drop out of the GOP primary, now that two consecutive polls show him trailing Rubio: •RedState‘s Erick Erickson: “Rasmussen has the political earthquake out today. Charlie Crist’s team was unavailable for comment as they were in the bathroom collectively unable to contain themselves. […] Maybe this is why the media is reporting Charlie Crist had beakfast in Miami with [VP] Joe Biden the other day. Perhaps Crist is planning on jumping ship or taking…

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Blogosphere chews on idea of Charlie Crist becoming a GDI (that’s God D–n Independent to you non-frat guys)

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Conservative bloggers think Charlie Crist will soon drop out of the GOP primary, now that two consecutive polls show him trailing Marco Rubio: •RedState‘s Erick Erickson: “Rasmussen has the political earthquake out today. Charlie Crist’s team was unavailable for comment as they were in the bathroom collectively unable to contain themselves. […] Maybe this is why the media is reporting Charlie Crist had beakfast in Miami with [VP] Joe Biden the other day. Perhaps Crist is planning on jumping ship…

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