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by Dave Weigel

Buried in a classic Politico VandeHarris Big-Thinker on how Obama's Democrats are more or less doomed at the polls, we find this:

The liberal blogs cheer the fact that Stan McChrystal’s scalp has been replaced with David Petraeus’s, even though both men are equally hawkish on Afghanistan, but barely clapped for the passage of health care. They treat the firing of a blogger from the Washington Post as an event of historic significance, while largely averting their gaze from the fact that major losses for Democrats in the fall elections would virtually kill hopes for progressive legislation over the next couple years.

First: This doesn't at all describe liberal blog content, does it? I remember fireworks in many colors when health care passed and plenty of knowing commentary on the McChrystal flap, although liberal blogs basically reflect the Democratic base in their fingers-crossed approach to Afghanistan.

Second: Most liberal blogs wrote about my resignation from the Post once, maybe twice. Politico published five articles about my resignation and my work since then -- on June 25, June 28, June 29, and (twice) July 9. Politico also analyzed the meaning of the JournoList leak and reported on a disagreement about that leak between Andrew Brietbart and Andrew Sullivan. And it was Politico's excellent Keach Hagey who broke the news that while I was at the Post the Media Research Center was running a blacklist campaign against me. So I disagree with Vandehei and Harris -- I think Politico did a good job covering this story.

Via Sargent.

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