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The Story Behind The Story

By Greg L | 22 December 2007 | Virginia Politics, Blogs | 60 Comments

Some readers have expressed some confusion as to why BVBL would wade into a story regarding a Washington Post reporter and his unusual antics.  Aside from similar past exclusives such as the story of candidate Jeff Dion’s proclivity for the perverse which have appeared here, this story has the added element of bringing out into the open the simmering animosity that has been developing between the Virginia blogosphere and the Washington Post.

After having a number of their stories scooped by enterprising new media outlets, the Washington Post has been pushing rather hard to cut off sources of information to Virginia bloggers.  I’ve received numerous credible reports from several bloggers that they’ve gotten calls from candidates for elected office from Washington Post reporters warning them that if they gave information to bloggers rather than the Washington Post, the paper would refuse to cover the stories that were provided to the bloggers and withhold any further favorable media coverage.  I’ve personally heard from a candidate who told me that if I ran a story that the Washington Post would not, who begged me not to talk about what I knew for fear of having a story pulled.

One of the key culprits in this attempt to silence Virginia bloggers is none other than Tim Craig.  Now I can understand a corporate entity flexing it’s muscles to protect it’s interests to some degree.  I may not like it a whole lot, but I’m enough of a realist to understand this happens.  What I can’t quite get is this happening when this particular entity exists solely because of free speech rights and the legally protected free flow of information to the public that are added to our constitutional rights.  That one of the Post reporters who upholds the supposed primacy of the Washington Post in all public knowledge also happens to be a pervert, only makes this more ridiculous.  Just as “Borat” is unlikely to get a whole lot more time with former Representative Bob Barr, anyone who was duped by Sasha Cohen into inviting him into participating in a homosexual encounter by waving a fist-shaped rubber instrument in his face is unlikely to get a whole lot of stories from many members of our General Assembly.

If bloggers are supposedly beneath the legitimate attention of candidates, how is Tim Craig himself a more appropriate conduit of information from candidates to the public?

While many see this as simply a battle between a few liberal bloggers and a Washington Post reporter, this is so much more than that.  When the Post tries to prevent newsmakers from talking to anyone but themselves, this fight is much wider.  It’s not about whether the Post wants to recognize the growing influence of the new media, and it’s not about a few blogs whining about the lack of recognition they get from the traditional media.  That is nothing but window dressing here.  This is about the antics of one major player in the traditional media that certainly feels under pressure from a new media that is adept at bringing stories to the public faster, with more insight, and in a way that consumers of the news can interact with, and is reacting to that market challenge in a manner reminiscent of Joseph Stalin.

I’ve dealt with this garbage this entire election season, and I’ve had it.  When some folks on the other side of the fence got sick of it as well, they helped provide me with the information needed for the first volley of return fire that they couldn’t shoot.  If the Washington Post wants to continue to attack Virginia blogs in this manner, it’s going to a pretty ugly fight, as there’s lots of blogs out there should be ready to shoot back.  The Washington Post may be the nine-hundred pound gorilla of metropolitan Washington news, but there’s a growing army of small new media news outlets out there which can continue to undermine the eroding credibility of this Goliath and severely undermine it’s profitability, one cut at a time.

Virginia blogs have the choice of cowering in the shadow of the Washington Post, or rising to the challenge of providing the Washington Post an object lesson on how to behave itself.  Elected officials and candidates have a choice of standing up to this blackmail, which some already have done, or whimpering in obedience to the major regional newspaper which thinks it can dictate the norms of public communication.

Let’s see just how much courage is really out there. I’ll bet it’s considerable.



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60 Comments

  1. Krusty said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:11 am:
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    Wow, the white knight, defender of all that is good and right, full of courage in the night.

  2. Jane D'oh! said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:48 am:
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    The Washington Post is just one of many with its knickers in a knot over citizen journalism and I think some are entering panic mode with declining circulation/revenues.

    We’ll have to be vigilant as they try to devise ways to cling to power and regain/maintain their control over the flow of information.

    If you haven’t read it already, you might be interested in this opinion piece by David Hazinski in the AJC:

    Unfettered ‘citizen journalism’ too risky
    http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2007/12/12/citizened_1213.html

    The part that really catches my eye is this, “Journalism schools such as mine at the University of Georgia should create mini-courses to certify citizen journalists in proper ethics and procedures, much as volunteer teachers, paramedics and sheriff’s auxiliaries are trained and certified.”

    I can just imagine all the heads bobbing up and down in agreement in newsrooms and studios across America and dunderhead politicians devising ways to incorporate such an idea into The Fairness Doctrine.

    Regular people have been a thorn in the side to news outlets and politicians ever since Al Gore invented the internet.

    One of my favorite new media quotes is Trent Lott on Porkbusters.org, “I’ll just say this about the so-called porkbusters. I’m getting damn tired of hearing from them. They have been nothing but trouble ever since Katrina.”

    Keep it up, America!

  3. Viva Kazakhstan said on 22 Dec 2007 at 5:13 am:
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    Mr. Slippy-fist had it coming.

  4. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 5:32 am:
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    Greg is right.
    The WaPo is employing the Walmart strategy. They are essentially a monopoly. By intimidating candidates from utilizing blogs, they hope to diminish their growing influence. This did not bode well for the corner hardware store.

    Bloggers should respond to this assault on free speech. How ironic it comes from such an icon to our 1st ammendment rights. In the big picture this is more important than the illegal alien issue because they are moving to cut the throat of the medium itself.

    WaPo isnt worried about diluting their market share. They want total control of information.
    What does 2 + 2 equal? a) 4, b) 5, c) Whatever WaPo tells you.

  5. Jane D'oh! said on 22 Dec 2007 at 6:22 am:
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    I tried to post a reply earlier but it either got swallowed up by a black hole, ended up on a wrong thread, or is going to end up as a double post here at some point.

    Anyway, I think Victory Vodka is correct.

    The old media is in panic mode over losing their stranglehold on the flow of information. Their circulation numbers and revenues are in freefall and they’re trying to figure out how keep their control (and jobs).

    Interesting opinion piece on the AJC recently:

    Unfettered ‘citizen journalism’ too risky
    http://www.ajc.com/opinion/content/opinion/stories/2007/12/12/citizened_1213.html

    The part that concerns me most is this, “Journalism schools such as mine at the University of Georgia should create mini-courses to certify citizen journalists in proper ethics and procedures, much as volunteer teachers, paramedics and sheriff’s auxiliaries are trained and certified.”

    We should be vigilant because I’m sure there’s a lot of agreement among those of the old media and politicians as well and I can see something like this being incorporated into a Fairness Doctrine.

    No certification? No news or political blogging.

    I think that Trent Lott summed up how politicians and the old media feel about the new media when he said of the blog Porkbusters.org, “I’ll just say this about the so-called porkbusters. I’m getting damn tired of hearing from them. They have been nothing but trouble ever since Katrina.”

    In other words, citizens have been nothing but trouble since Al Gore invented the internet.

  6. Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 7:51 am:
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    But I think if you are going to report something, you have the responsibility to get it right - regardless of who you are. When two teachers from Osbourn Park High School and your blog reports that it was Osbourn High School (a completely different high school) and you don’t immediately correct it and apologize, you sort of make the argument for opinion articles like the one in the AJC and for journalism schools in general.

  7. Rob Smalls - Patriot Temp said on 22 Dec 2007 at 8:16 am:
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    If this is a fight over coverage between the blogs and the MSM, what does Tim Craig’s perverted antics have to do with it? A man’s journalistic credibility is suspect because he’s street marching, dildo waving homosexual? Or because he’s brazen enough to allow someone to tape him, or to open an online personal account waving his man-bits to the Internets? This is not an argument on the merits of new versus traditional media. On those merits, you have a strong case. This tactic is just a petty showcasing of one man’s foibles that has nothing to do with how he conducts himself in the affair under discussion. You can win if you stick to the point. This is not it.

  8. anonymoustoo said on 22 Dec 2007 at 8:17 am:
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    There’s nothing wrong with arguing the importance of blogs. RK and NLS are probably responsible for giving us Jim Webb as a Senator. Yea!! (I doubt that the Post would have run with Allen’s “macaca” moment had they, the bloggers, not put up the youtube footage.) Bloggers will also run with a story for much longer than the MSM if it serves their purpose in keeping their base involved.

    The problem with your story on Tim Craig is that you chose not to address the legitimate beef bloggers have with the MSM. Rather than show where they, the bloggers, had definitely been influential, you chose the low road that had nothing to do with your argument and chose to reference Borat and sexual orientation instead. Maybe the liberal bloggers knew this wouldn’t play with their audience and gave you the info because God, guns, and gays get a rise out of rabid right wing. You could do their dirty work of smearing Craig while they sat back and “neener, neener’ed” Craig for being so presumptious as to scoff at bloggers’ influence.

  9. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 8:42 am:
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    Rob Smalls: “If this is a fight over coverage between the blogs and the MSM, what does Tim Craig’s perverted antics have to do with it?”

    It’s Journalism 101. First day of class. Sex Sells. BVBL got your attention. Just look at the hit count.

    Actually, it was a brilliant maneuver.

    PS, Tim Craig must have dain bramage.

  10. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 8:54 am:
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    Place me in the Rob Smalls/Anonymoustoo Camp. Doing what is brilliant is not necessarily about doing what is ethical and decent.

  11. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:01 am:
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    That is exactly what WAPO management should say to Tim Craig in the meeting that should be starting right about now….

  12. Bl said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:09 am:
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    I think Wapo should turn their jobs over to the Illegal aliens. It would save them lots in salary and actual news could not get much worse than the biased coverage we get now.

  13. anonymoustoo said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:21 am:
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    I’m not sure that these tactics will make politicians more likely to cooperate with bloggers since there are a lot of skeletons in Capitol Hill closets (as well as Richmond, Manassas, etc.). It’s that voyeur element with which most people are uncomfortable. It’s a political ploy that can work well for a party, PAC, etc. but doesn’t really resonate with the average person. Too snoopy. Too ickily voyeuristic. Too personal. (It can produce a “ha ha moment” when it involves a public hypocrite like Larry Craig though and then it warrants our attention mainly for the hypocrisy.)

  14. Blog Fu said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:35 am:
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    Confucius say, WaPo weporter hoo go to bed wif eetchy butt, wake up wif smelley fist diwdow.

  15. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:43 am:
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    anonymoustoo,

    I totally agree with you. Another dimension of this issue should also include a discussion about gross, disgusting and inappropriate.

    Let’s remove the exact content to another venue, momentarily, far from bvbl. What would the reaction be from a typical bvbl contributor if he/she discovered the identical content on a co-worker’s desk or computer?

    I expect all sorts of eyebrows would be raised and the tongues would start wagging. The ’suspicion police’ would be all over the place. I liken this scenario to those who raid an adult book store trying to ferret out pornography…and meanwhile have to watch every frame of a film just to make sure.

    If something is adult content, then the reason we are viewing it should not matter. Gross is gross…..regardless of why we are looking at it. My hypocrisy radar is going WHOOOOP WHOOOOP WHOOOOP at the moment.

  16. Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:50 am:
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    You should have probably let the bloggers and RK and NLS take care of this since they are the ones who are really pissed at Craig over the coverage of Feder-Byrne stuff. I can’t help to think this story has plenty to do with it. If they indeed fed this info to you ,one of them can still stay clean and employed by the Feder campaign. The liberal bloggers won’t say this stuff because they are either employed to tied way to close to candiates like Judy Feder and Leslie Byrne. I would not recommend doing their dirty work for them.

    Nonetheless, you bring a good point about the Post trying to block stories from blogs but I would urge you to look at the law of supply and demand. If its a good blog story then many times it will make a good news-story. Newspapers will not skip a story out of spite to blogs, since they will lose even more money and a good story always brings more readers. I dare say the post has more readers than Vrigninia political blogs at this point.

  17. Jane D'oh! said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:51 am:
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    Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 7:51 am:

    “….you sort of make the argument for opinion articles like the one in the AJC and for journalism schools in general.”

    I find it ironic that a former employee of NBC, the network that brought us staged exploding gas tanks, is lecturing us on responsible journalism from the AJC, a newspaper that wrongly painted Richard Jewell as the Atlanta Olympics bomber.

    In addition, he suggests that the CNN debate plants are a citizen journalism problem when it is CNN who didn’t do their job by simply googling a few names (or deliberately ignored what they already knew).

    So, no. I disagree.

  18. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:02 am:
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    Dolph, I think you miss the point.

    The Wapo has an arsenal to use in for control of information. The weapon they’ve chosen here is the threat of blackball to any candidate that doesnt bend to their will. That is a powerful threat to free speech.

    No blog can overcome that!

    By giving Tim Craig the flag to run with, he was a natural target for a guerrilla tactic. Sucks to be him. Maybe he shouldnt be wagging his “flag” in a MSM movie.

    And now the issue is “out”. This may well have protected candidates from their tyranny.

    Believe me, if it had suited the WaPo’s purpose they would have used this info themselves.

  19. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:22 am:
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    VV,

    I am probably just one of those people who does not believe the ends justify the means in all cases. I don’t like attempting to ruin someone professionally by exposing their private life to achieve a goal. It is a matter of ethics with me. It is probably also a flaw in my personality also. However, at the end of the day…..well you know where this is going.

    Over my life I have had all sorts of information that could ruin people. Some in fairly high places, some not so high. It just isn’t the way I fight.

  20. One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:33 am:
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    Ditto to Dolph.

    It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. That is pure choice.

  21. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:38 am:
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    Dolph,

    That is a fair and reasonable position. And I agree with you.

    I truly believe we have not hurt this man.

    We have used his ridicuolous antics to bring attention to un-American censorship.

    He did not hide his lifestyle in a desk drawer. I think his participation in a public parade and an international hit movie confirms his “gay pride”.

    So, if it doesnt bother him, don’t let it bother you.

  22. Jon Wong said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:39 am:
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    Hey…Anonymous 7:51am,

    Channel 4 was reporting last night that the two teachers were from “Osbourn High School” not “Osbourn Park”. It’s an easy mistake. You’re probably the only person who cares about Osbourn’s precious image (Manassas City) and not the fact that attendance there is more like going to school in San Salvador or Tegucigalpa.

  23. Krusty said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:49 am:
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    Wow, the white knight, defender of all that’s good and right; full of courage in the night;

    a lot of meanness come to light.

  24. independent thinker said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:52 am:
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    Once again Greg, you seem to be fascinated with a “fist” shaped instrument. Seriously, if you have hidden sexual feelings, just share them, my opinion of you won’t change.

  25. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:58 am:
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    Aspiring candidates beware,
    if you talk to a blog host; you will piss off and can kiss off the Washington Post.

    That ryhmes too.

  26. Victory Vodka said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:00 am:
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    I meant “rhymes”

  27. Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:01 am:
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    I am sure Craig knows BVBL here was probably a third-party used by liberal bloggers to extract their revenge on him. Although its clearly a tad tasteless and probably a bit over the top, I now see BVBL. as the true political blog leader in Virginia. The liberal bloggers such as NLS and RK have to answer to to their democratic employers. Greg over here answers to NO one . The leading Democratic bloggers are now afraid to attack the big Washington Post since they don’t want to lose their jobs.

  28. Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:21 am:
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    Krusty said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:11 am:
    Wow, the white knight, defender of all that is good and right, full of courage in the night.

    Time to mount up, Krusty. Grab your sword and shield and hit the road!

  29. Batson D. Belfrey said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:31 am:
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    “I am probably just one of those people who does not believe the ends justify the means in all cases. I don’t like attempting to ruin someone professionally by exposing their private life to achieve a goal.”

    Then stay out of politics, and don’t start your own political blog. Politics is a full-contact sport, no pads, no mouth-guards. Tim Craig wouldn’t hesitate to do this to a political candidate, if he saw a pulitzer in it for himself. Maybe he’d be a bit less blunt, but the facts and message would be the same. It has been demonstrated that Tim Craig isn’t above playing dirty pool to achieve the WaPo’s goal of marginalizing bloggers. It’s just a little Karma.

    The MSM does it all the time too. Bernard Kerik was destroyed by the MSM. Yeah, he was/is a rat, if the wikipedia article on him is accurate. However, this dirt wasn’t dug up on him while he was police commissioner of NYC. It was dug up on him when he was nominated to head the DHS. It was done to hurt Bush and Gullianni. First, the MSM runs a story that Kerik employed an illegal alien as a housekeeper. Kerik withdraws his name from consideration. Done. He won’t head the DHS. However, this doesn’t stop the MSM. They keep rolling out story after story, which leads to Federal investigations. SInce he was Gullianni’s Police Commissioner and later his business partner, these story’s were timed to hurt Rudy, because at the time, he was the only potential GOP candidate who had a chance to defeat the MSM’s favorite, Hillary Clinton. Even if he (Kerik) beats the rap (doesn’t look good), his professional reputation is destroyed. Don’t think for a minute that if Rudy is nominated, this won’t be used by the MSM to attack him.

    Character assasination is part of the game. If you don’t think so, then you are kidding yourself. It has always been this way. You just haven’t noticed it. You and other similarly outraged commenters can sit here and act indignant, chastize Greg and other bloggers, scream that something isn’t “moral” or “ethical”, and “serious journalists” don’t engage in such tactics. You say that “bloggers should be above all of this”. This just demonstrates you (collectively) either have a total lack of understanding as to how the political world works, or if you do, lack the stomach for it.

    I commend the blogs for hitting back, and hitting back hard.

  30. Krusty said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:34 am:
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    Batty + When do you intend to run for office? You know, so as to be on the receiving end for a change.

  31. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:48 am:
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    Bats said @11:31 am “…Then stay out of politics…”

    That is probably very good advice, regardless of the spirit in which it was handed out. And that is pretty much why I no longer am involved in politics. I decided during the time I dabbled that everyone was someone’s whore, some were just bigger ones and more adept at it.

    Most business and government also operate on the similar principles of whoredom. Recognition of the condition doesn’t mean we necessarily have to accept the status quo or wallow in the muck.

    For the record, my comments were general and did not specify any one culprit. If we lower the bar, then we continue to wallow. If we raise it, then many will meet the expectations of higher standards.

  32. Anonymous said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:51 am:
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    I certainly see no problem in hitting back but I would make sure to have my facts straight before doing so and I probably would not do it for liberals who are afraid to do it themselves.

    Batson you are right, politics is a full contact sport but bloggers do get much less credibility when their stories prove to be incorrect or partially incorrect. I personally don’t like to see Republican bloggers getting involved in what seems like a democratic spat between NLS and RK versus Tim Craig. With different bloggers getting their income from various campaigns it makes it much more difficult to see the difference between reality and someones perception of reality. That is why I believe BVBL is the #1 blog now in Virginia. No one answers to Greg, no Republican, not Leslie Byrne, and certainly not Judy Feder. The democratic blogs in my opinion are now becoming extremely cowardly. Keep up the good work here at BVBL but make sure all facts are straight, especially when they potentially come from the left cowards.

  33. Batson D. Belfrey said on 22 Dec 2007 at 12:30 pm:
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    “That is probably very good advice, regardless of the spirit in which it was handed out.”

    Dolph,

    Please don’t misunderstand frank language as an attempt at insult. When I am trying to insult somone, I try to do so in a way that leaves no doubt. :PThat was not the case here.

  34. Spank That Donkey said on 22 Dec 2007 at 12:33 pm:
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    BVBL:
    Outstanding job! Just another example of You going ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’….

  35. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 12:44 pm:
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    Bats, I didn’t think you were attempting to insult me. Nor did I necessarily think it was kind benevolent uncle advice. ;)

    I pretty much go by that same code. However, it rarely happens and it is never misunderstood.

  36. Jonathan Mark said on 22 Dec 2007 at 2:22 pm:
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    “”"The liberal bloggers such as NLS and RK have to answer to to their democratic employers.”"”

    I was aware that RK received Democratic funding. Does NLS also? Are you sure?

    I have not seen the entire sequence from Borat in which a bald gay man and his hairy-headed friend hit on poor Borat. However, many of the sequences involved actors and depicted fictitious events. No one thinks that Sasha Baron Cohen playing Borat was actually violated by the hairy-headed gay man in the bathroom.

    When a confused Borat told Alan Keyes about it the next day it was part of a practical joke on Alan Keyes.

    Did the two gay men know that they were appearing in a comedic film? If so then even if one of the actors was Tim Craig so what?

  37. PJS said on 22 Dec 2007 at 3:53 pm:
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    The Washington Post should be ashamed of itself. And it should explain the behavior of their reporters (I’m talking here about threatening legislators, not Craig’s sexual exploits).

    The fact is the WaPo is trying desperately to hold onto communities outside of Washington. That means they are trying to win readers in PW, Loudoun, Fairfax and other growing markets, which in some cases have good local news outlets and/or good political blogs. Tim Craig and the other WaPo Va. reporters are losing the battle and have clearly taken the gloves off.

    I hope this blog post isn’t the last salvo in this battle.

  38. Batson D. Belfrey said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:06 pm:
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    “Krusty said on 22 Dec 2007 at 11:34 am:
    Batty + When do you intend to run for office? You know, so as to be on the receiving end for a change.”

    There’s about as much chance of my seeking public office, as there is of your getting a clue…Krusty.

  39. One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:17 pm:
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    Batson, very true. You would have to appeal to more than three people to get elected.

    Sigh, such immaturity or perhaps a lack of success?? Guess that’s why you’re attempting to blog your way to importance?

    Soooooo much fun to watch…….. :)

  40. es_la_ley said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:27 pm:
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    PJS said :

    The Washington Post should be ashamed of itself.

    The problem there is that the Post, and lefties in general, don’t know what shame is. Any problem is someone else’s fault. There’s no ‘mea culpa’. Just blame everything on those nasty republicans.

    I hope this blog post isn’t the last salvo in this battle.

    I hardly doubt it. :-)

  41. es_la_ley said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:42 pm:
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    One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:17 pm:

    LMAO! Politics aside….

    Best. Comeback. Ever!

  42. One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 4:55 pm:
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    Thanks for the compliment, but, since I find the subject matter so weak - it’s really dwarf-tripping.

    :)

  43. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:50 pm:
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    One Voice,

    Is that sort of like munchkin-tripping?

  44. Billyboy said on 22 Dec 2007 at 9:55 pm:
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    One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:33 am:
    Ditto to Dolph.

    It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. That is pure choice.

    I agree completely.

  45. Billyboy said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:03 pm:
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    How about Midget Tossing?

  46. Dolph said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:11 pm:
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    HI Billyboy. Long time no see. Midget tossing…hmmm…I don’t think I know that one. I guess I need to get out more.

    ~~Merry Christmas~~

  47. One Voice said on 22 Dec 2007 at 10:39 pm:
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    Well Billyboy and Dolph, this is PWC and we are known for our strange attractions however they are usually they are found at the fair.

    … from munchkins to OZ and it is begining to look a little like the Emerald City around here…… Frank Morgan behind the curtain and all in the merry old land of Oz. :)

  48. Anonymous said on 23 Dec 2007 at 8:05 am:
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    Hey Mr. Wong - I think everyone who works and attends OHS would care about the school’s “precious image” - easily over 700 people. So no, I am not the only one who would like to see a correction. And even if there are not defined standards for bloggers, they should own up to when they get it factually wrong. Readers of blogs should demand it as well, lest we be easily led lemmings.

  49. Batson D. Belfrey said on 23 Dec 2007 at 11:27 am:
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    “Sigh, such immaturity or perhaps a lack of success?? Guess that’s why you’re attempting to blog your way to importance?”

    One Voice, you are starting to sound like James Young. If I were concerned about fame or importance, I would be using my real name. I guess the same could be said of you.

    Merry Christmas to all, including you lefty-commie-pinkO-socialists!

  50. Anonymous said on 23 Dec 2007 at 11:41 am:
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    Batson D. Belfrey said on 23 Dec 2007 at 11:27 am:

    Merry Christmas to all, including you lefty-commie-pinkO-socialists!

    That’s real nice, name calling even in a Christmas wish.

  51. One Voice said on 23 Dec 2007 at 11:56 am:
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    Name calling in a Christmas wish sums it up completly. Just can’t make this stuff up.

    Soooo much fun to watch…. :)

  52. Krusty said on 23 Dec 2007 at 12:03 pm:
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    Anonymous, That is what happens when you’re dealing with these superintelligent Mensa members. You know maybe that I was told I did not have the wits to debate with Batty, Greg L, Patriot. etal. Batty really had to use his intelligence to come up with his friendly Christmas greeting. Cheers to all and may Batty find one little iota of kindness in his stocking.

  53. One Voice said on 23 Dec 2007 at 12:25 pm:
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    When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.

    Kindness requires the full utilization of a persons intelligence.

  54. Anonymous said on 23 Dec 2007 at 7:53 pm:
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    One Voice : Kindness requires the full utilization of a persons intelligence.

    That’s called a ‘logical fallacy’. You can learn more about those online. Try Google!

  55. One Voice said on 23 Dec 2007 at 8:33 pm:
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    Well, I did not learn formal logic on line so I won’t start now. I would say that it is more of a universal statement; to be kind one must use your intelligence, to be intelligent one must be kind. Intelligence defined as all the tools in your tool box.

  56. Anonymous said on 24 Dec 2007 at 1:06 pm:
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    What, no evil geniuses? :-)

  57. Matthew said on 24 Dec 2007 at 9:37 pm:
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    Bravo, BVBL!!

  58. chris cumminga said on 24 Dec 2007 at 9:58 pm:
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  59. One Voice said on 27 Dec 2007 at 11:57 am:
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    Anonymous - that is a universal statement not an inductive statement which would then result in evil genius. (If, then).
    :)

  60. cdubbs said on 29 Dec 2007 at 10:12 am:
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    Keep up the great work Greg. Glad to see the moonbats visiting the board. Must mean you are doing something right. Cheers

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