Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Blogger in WH; Sgerana wrap-up

I am having a bit of trouble getting things to post...my original seemed to vaporize this am, so this is round deux...if they both post forgive me. The vast left-wing conspiracy has me under siege.

The Oregonian surprised me this morning with an article on the second page about blogger Garrett Graff being given his WH press credentials. Garrett blogs for FishbowlDC http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/ . I haven't had a chance to check out his work, but great step forward for bloggers. I am sure the MSM is in denial with such questions as...Where did he go to journalism school? Did he pay his dues as the local beat reporter in some po-dunk town? Can he determine the authenticity of documents and rig a Chevy to explode? Let's see where this leads.

Hugh Hewitt is right... www.hughhewitt.com the is an information revolution...MSM going to keep the ostrich act up?

Michelle Malkin is doing a great job pressing the Sgrena story...good work on translations and finding that the Italians may have paid over $15M for various ransoms. http://www.michellemalkin.com/

$15M in ransom? 15,000+ more IEDs in the game...More sophisticated triggers? Larger explosive yields? More homicide bomber death gratuities? I hope the Italian breadmakers calling daily for investigations have the stomach to run this to ground. This is the story...in the end, what did this money buy, and how many people did it ultimately kill? Any chance any intrepid MSM reporters will push this angle...don't hold your breath.

I hope that Sgrena and her do-gooder Italian patriots, each night see the faces of the dead this ransom utlimately causes. Maybe then she will realize that here life is worth no more than that of a Cpl with a wife and child at home. Sleep well Sgrena.


Special Forces Alpha Geek said...

One thing that blogger.com has taught me, after much frustration, is to always write any post of more than one hundred words or so out first, and then cut and paste into the blogger web editor.

Toni said...

I will just highlight the text and ctrl c if it's taking too long to post. But I got into the habit of using the blog it or with the google bar blog it and then saving it to draft. It's an extra step but I catch more posting errors that way. If it disappears then I'll paste the text I ctrl c'd into an email as draft or word. But I've gotten zapped before too. Blogger started to get really slow with the comments and that's when I added the haloscan, the wait even on a t1 was making me nuts.

Sus said...

. . . and the following notice is exactly why nonresponsive vehicles get lit up at checkpoints! From the MilwaukeeChannel.com:

"An Army sergeant from Fountain City has died in Iraq. Diane Bossert said the family has not been given a lot of details about what happened as yet, except that her son, 24-year-old Sgt. Andrew Bossert, was at a checkpoint Monday when a car went through the checkpoint and blew up, fatally injuring him."

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