RWN: Publicity, Teleconferences, And A Book Promo

by John Hawkins | November 1, 2005 9:37 am

— This week-end, Wired[1] quoted me on the Plamegate investigation[2].

— Right Wing News also made the New York Times[3] again for my post on Alito yesterday[4]. Apparently, the “blogger reaction” “dealy-who” is going to be a regular thing for them.

— I’ve always had this theory that when dead tree papers look for bloggers to quote, they look to articles by other old media sources, find the bloggers they quoted, and then check out those same people for comments. I think RWN is finally starting to make it into circulation because the WSJ and a few other places picked up my early Miers quotes and so at least for the moment, I’m part of the rotation.

— Yesterday, I participated in a RNC conference call about the Alito nomination. We weren’t given any info that isn’t already public knowledge, but it was still a good opportunity for the RNC to touch base with a few bloggers — which is a change. Even during the election last year, the GOP treated bloggers as an afterthought — if they thought about us at all. That’s no longer the case.

Anyway, if you’d like to see what was said, Ankle Biting Pundits[5] & Decision ’08[6] covered the teleconference in detail.

— Senator Tom Coburn[7] is reaching out to bloggers to try to get the word out about his new deficit slashing package. Here’s the key detail:

“The package of offsets proposed today could save the American taxpayers nearly $130 billion over two years.”

Granted, Coburn and his other allies have an uphill fight in the Senate to get these spending offsets through, but with Sam Brownback, Jim DeMint, John Ensign, Lindsey Graham, John McCain and John Sununu all on board, maybe they’ll have the juice to get the job done. Anyone who pays taxes in this country and is sick of government waste should certainly hope that they’re successful.

— Last but not least, the official launch date of Michelle Malkin’s new book: Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild[8], is today.

I read the manuscript before it was sent to the publisher and I can tell you that it’s a fast, fun, read. The book catalogues the outrageous behavior of liberals over the last few years with lots of juicy quotes, news clippings, and examples and if you read it, I think you’ll really enjoy it.

Also, make sure to check out Michelle’s page today to see “Unhinged: The Mugshot Collection”![9]

  1. Wired:,1367,69408,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2
  2. Plamegate investigation:,1367,69408,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_2
  3. New York Times:
  4. Alito yesterday:
  5. Ankle Biting Pundits:
  6. Decision ’08:
  7. Tom Coburn:
  8. Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild:
  9. “Unhinged: The Mugshot Collection”!:

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