April 14, 2006

"Ultra-conservative" even

Give us a break, huh?

Via PolitaKid comes news of a Dover Post article on Delaware blogs. But, be aware that this article must have been written some time ago. Some of the more prominent DE blogs aren't even reviewed, and Al Mascitti's long-defunct "First Statements" is listed among the reviewed blogs!

Colossus gets a political leaning of "conservative," "ultra-conservative" even. What makes this humorous is that the Scourge's site gets a "Liberal, pretty sure" quip under this same heading. Another blogger whose politics are probably the most extreme in the DE blogosphere [also] merely gets a "Liberal" rating. I'm hesitant to chalk this up to reporter political bias; I'm more likely to attribute it to not spending a whole heck of a lot of time reading the various blogs. At any rate, here's what writer Diccon Hyatt said about Colossus:

Description: Political and cultural commentary, mostly about national politics but with a little Delaware thrown in.
Author bio: There are five anonymous authors: “Rhodey,” “Felix,” “Philip,” “Hube” and “Gooch.”
Quote: “Man, if it isn’t here in (and about) our own country, it’s our neighbors’. This time, the target of lost-his-marbles Al Gore is the newly-elected conservative government of Canada. Or, as Gore calls it, the “ultra-conservative government.”
Political leaning: Conservative. “ultra-conservative” [sic] even.
Comments: There are several regular commentators, though they recently banned the liberal guy who used to hector them. (Jason of Delaware Liberal).
Language: Clean
Been around since: July 2005
Updated: Several times per week

Another fault with a "snapshot" article -- the Scourge was banned here for what -- a week? Two at most? (Admittedly, the Scourge has been much better in his comments lately.)

Ah well. I e-mailed Hyatt about the article inquiring as to the "ultra" label and the time difference between his ... research and the publication. I'll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Heard back from Hyatt. He says his "ultra-conservative" description was just a riff on the Al Gore quote used in the selected "blog quote" above. I had wondered about that; now it's clear. Thanks for responding so quickly, Diccon!

Posted by Hube at April 14, 2006 09:38 AM | TrackBack

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No Unabrewer? Bah, meaningless survey then. Of course I'm at best marginally Delaware anymore.

Posted by: The Unabrewer at April 14, 2006 09:23 AM

I just sent an e-mail, but I thought I'd get this out in the comments too: The "ultra-conservative" line was just riffing on the passage I quoted from your blog where you talked about Al Gore calling Canada "ultra-conservative." So it's neither A) ultra-liberal cryptocommunist Bushhating bias nor B) poor research where I read like one post then moved on. Rather it's C) Attempt at snarkiness, which I can forgive you for overlooking since there never is any in newspaper articles.

Posted by: Diccon Hyatt at April 14, 2006 09:42 AM

I just added an "update" there, Diccon. Once again, thanks for the explanation -- it's appreciated!

Posted by: Hube at April 14, 2006 09:47 AM

I feel like it is my birthday or something. First off a regular main stream media guy mentions me by name (blush), then Hube compliments my more recent comments.

Awe shucks fellas!

As for Delawareliberal "toeing the Democratic line" Diccon should be expecting my 12-page-4-sentence-un-proofread-ALL-CAPS-exclaimation-point-abusing-screed in his mailbox any day now.

Posted by: jason at April 14, 2006 10:30 AM

Feel the love, Jason. I guess Diccon should have phrased it as "toeing the Howard Dean Democratic wing of the Democratic party line."

Posted by: G Rex at April 14, 2006 02:56 PM

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