What I find incredibly mind-boggling, is that right-wing bloggers introduce very little to political debate and yet they are met with praise and television time. If anything, they are partly responsible for the devolution of political discourse to its current state of frothing accusations of “treason” and “anti-Americanism.” They fling ridiculous charges of a “War on Christmas.” They falsely accuse Democrats of conjuring up a phony memo attributed to Republicans during the Terri Schiavo fiasco. A claim that was completely without merit and one that was pushed even after a Republican aide confessed to writing it. Charges that a major American newspaper, the New York Times, is actively working in collusion with terrorists — even plotting to have U.S. leaders assassinated. Yet no one in the corporate media will call them out on their steaming pile.
I don't see what's so confusing. The right-wing bloggers are only threatening the physical safety of mainstream journalists. The left-wing bloggers are threatening their self-image by expecting them to do a better job. It goes without saying as to what is the bigger threat in their eyes.