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Saturday, October 05, 2002
"Bloggers of the Left, Unite!" says James Crabtree, the operator of two interesting blogs, VoxPolitics and theisociety.net. "Get blogging. There is a war to be won."
Crabtree argues that the rightward tilt of the blogosphere strengthens the war on terror. The badly overestimates the influence of bloggers of all political stripes. He gives some sub-issues related to the war on terror that some hawkish bloggers have played up but does not grapple with how U.S. politics on all levels has become more conservative since September 11, 2001. Most of the public in the U.S. supports the war on terror and doesn't care about vanishing civil liberties. Bloggers reflect this trend. They haven't caused it.
Furthermore the way I see it there already is a plethora of lefty blogs and they do unite by linking to one another.(No offense if you weren't linked to. The order of links was based on when your blog popped into this blogger's head. If you would like a link from me, leave a comment.)
Finally, it should be kept in mind that some of the better anti-war blogging has come from antiwar.com and Unqualified Offerings, two libertarian sites, while liberal bloggers like Ken Layne, Josh Marshall and Matt Welch have been hawkish.
UPDATE: In the first version of this entry I said that Layne, Marshall and Welch favored war with Iraq. Jim Henley said that he didn't think Welch had come out in favor of war with Iraq. I checked with Welch about this and it turns out I was wrong and so this post has been changed to say that Layne, Marshall and Welch "have been hawkish," a statement that I feel is supported by the web log posts and articles of the three writers. 12:32 a.m. 10/06/02)