Misc Commentary For October 1, 2004

— From the Drudge Report, no other links yet…

“Unbeknownst to Kerry adviser Mike McCurry, a C-SPAN camera quietly followed McCurry as he found Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart on Spin Alley floor and asked him his impression of the debate. Lockhart candidly said to McCurry , “The consensus is it was a draw.”

I agree. Neither candidate helped or hurt himself significantly in the debate which quite frankly works to Bush’s advantage since it’s he’s ahead.

— The left is getting nuttier and nuttier as we get closer to the election. First it was a “secret draft” and now Cameron Diaz is implying on Oprah’s show that a vote for Bush is a vote for legalized rape…

“We have a voice now, and we’re not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo–if you think that rape should be legal, then don’t vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that, then you should vote, and those are the…”

Lol, yes I certainly remember that persuasive piece by Charles Krauthammer called “Why rape should be legal” that ran last week at the WAPO and who could forget that rousing column by Ann Coulter, “Date Rape: It’s OK if you do it to liberals”….

In all seriousness, is this what it has come to? Do I need to do a post on RWN explaining why there isn’t a danger of rape being legalized if Bush is reelected?

These people are out of their minds…

— September was RWN’s best month ever. I finished the month with 240,725 daily unique visitors & 403,376 total pageviews. Keep in mind that my previous best for daily unique visitors was in August of this year when I pulled 202,452. It’ll be interesting to see if RWN can continue to grow like this and how much, if any of the readers that I’ve gained will lose interest once the election is over.

— You know the best thing about Wonkette’s blog? The magnificently snarky beatdowns she lays on Tina Brown. Of course, if she added some bikini shots, that would be pretty nice as well.

Interesting side question: Is Ana Marie Cox the hottest blogger chick out there on the left?

— Have you noticed that whenever a MSM outlet gets hammered for using anonymous sources they always defend it by bringing up Watergate? “Oh, they used ‘Deep Throat’ for Watergate and that was the biggest story ever, blah, blah, blah”.

Let me buy these guys a clue: Watergate was broken more than 30 years ago. The fact that people are still trotting that out as a defense of anonymous sources, says a lot, especially given how many of these anonymous source based stories don’t pan out.

Personally, I suspect that most of the controversial stories based on anonymous sources that run today probably wouldn’t be deemed credible if people knew who the sources were. In other words, there are probably a lot of Bill Burketts out there behind these hot anonymous stories and not many “Deep Throats”.

*** Update #1***: This post inspired Right Thinking Girl to put up a pic on her blog and let’s just say that her boyfriend is a VERY LUCKY man and not just because she’s a brainy, conservative, woman…

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