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It seems the bloggers that branded all non-Obama opinions as worthless during the campaign are now finding themselves left high and dry, without all those advertising dollars that motivated their righteous attitude

“They come to us, expecting us to give them free publicity, and we do, but it’s not a two way street,” Jane Hamsher, the founder of FiredogLake, said in an interview. “They won’t do anything in return. They’re not advertising with us. They’re not offering fellowships. They’re not doing anything to help financially, and people are growing increasingly resentful.”

Propaganda doesn’t pay what it used to

Oh, let me find the smallest violin in the world….

I especially want to accompany this heartbreaking cry:

“Most want the easy way — having a big blogger promote their agenda,” adds Markos Moulitsas, the founder of DailyKos. “Then they turn around and spend $50K for a one-page ad in the New York Times or whatever.” Moulitsas adds that officials at such groups often do nothing to engage the sites’s audiences by, say, writing posts, instead wanting the bloggers to do everything for them.

My heart is breaking here…OK, I am better now. Enough to ponder this other Firedoglake claim

There’s a big problem right now with the traditional liberal interest groups sitting on the sidelines around major issues because they don’t want to buck the White House for fear of getting cut out of the dialogue, or having their funding slashed.  Someone picks up a phone, calls a big donor, and the next thing you know…the money is gone. It’s already happened.  Because that’s the way Rahm plays.

Just in case you were worried, that’s not a problem for us.

Oh, my, the bravery! The humanity!

Great commentary on this by garrychapelhill at The Widdershins

t’s bad enough to hear these a-holes whining about not getting their share of the money, but with such indignity!  Didn’t they lie and make excuses for Obama every time his inexperience was showing?  Didn’t they banish from the web all opposition to him when it looked like he didn’t stand a chance against Hillary in the primary?  And didn’t they wholeheartedly bash rank and file Democratic voters every chance they could, just like he wanted?  Now they expect Obama to be honorable and fair?

In related news, this blogger’s account has been suspended from Facebook – for posting links to entries from this blog.

In the entertainment department, White House declares it wasn’t a bow

“It wasn’t a bow. He grasped his hand with two hands, and he’s taller than King Abdullah,” said an Obama aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Too bad that, besedes everyone else watching, the Saudi King as well took it as a bow

“Obama wished to demonstrate his respect and appreciation of the personality of King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, who has made one of the most important calls in the modern era, namely the call for inter-faith and inter-cultural dialogue to defuse the hatred, conflict and wars,”

And in the FISA trial, under this headline

Obama’s DoJ defends Bush-era wiretaps

we hear from the Plaintiff:

“President Obama promised the American people a new era of transparency, accountability, and respect for civil liberties,” EFF senior staff attorney Kevin Bankston.”But with the Obama Justice Department continuing the Bush administration’s cover-up of the National Security Agency’s dragnet surveillance of millions of Americans, and insisting that much-publicized warrentless wiretapping program is still a ‘secret’ that cannot be reviewed by the courts, it feels like deja vu all over again.”

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