The other John Edwards nutroots shoe drops. As usual, guess who's getting blamed. More blame-the-messenger hysterics and hyperbole at--where else?--HuffPo. Bryan Preston responds to McEwan's claims of hate mail and death threats: Once again, the Associated Press plays spin doctor for the nutroots--blaming conservatives for turning "Christofascist"-basher Melissa McEwan into a victim while ignoring increasing... Read More
"Blogmaster" Amanda Marcotte has resigned from the Edwards' campaign (the site is currently down). Of course, it's all the right wing's and Catholic activists' fault (a blame-avoidance strategy I highlighted on The O'Reilly Factor tonight before news of Marcotte's resignation broke). Writes Marcotte this evening: I was hired by the Edwards campaign for the skills... Read More
Smile, nutroots, it's just a joke. *** Related: CNN covers the Pandagonization of the Edwards campaign. Bryan has an IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT about the leftosphere's IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT. Danny Glover notes that it is not at all clear whether Edwards has fired his pair of BDS-suffering bloggerettes. Blogger Jason Clarke: Something else beyond Ms. Marcotte’s... Read More
***3:00pm Eastern update - Report - Edwards fires bloggers?...Salon - "The right-wing blogosphere has gotten its scalps — John Edwards has fired the two controversial bloggers he recently hired to do liberal blogger outreach, Salon has learned. The bloggers, Amanda Marcotte, formerly of Pandagon, and Melissa McEwan, of Shakespeare’s Sister, had come under fire from... Read More
Pablo at Protein Wisdom reports. Meanwhile, Kathryn Lopez looks at the anti-Catholic hatred of John Edwards' blogmaster. At least one feminst law professor is happy. The nutroots are not so happy about our Masterpiece Theater spoof of Marcotte. Check out their comments at YouTube. They really are a humorless bunch, aren't they?
Enjoy our Hot Air Theater presentation of the wit and wisdom of Amanda Marcotte, the official blogmaster of the John Edwards for President campaign: Walter Olson follows up: Part of what lends the Marcotte episode such a comic aspect, however, is the timing and nature of her post and later revision. Her vitriolic rant asserting... Read More
Amanda Marcotte: A bleepin' embarrassment Last week, far left-wing blogger Amanda Marcotte began her stint as Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards' "blogmaster:" This is both my first post to the Edwards blog and my announcement that I'm joining the presidential campaign for John Edwards for 2008. I'll be taking over the job of Blogmaster (mistress?)... Read More