Politics & Media
Oct 24, 2008, 07:34AM

Greatest Hits

A self-described conservative compiles the brightest and the best of right-leaning blog "content" from the 2008 election.

Most of this, if not all, is extremely painful:

Obama had cocaine-fueled gay sex in the back of a limousine with a not-very-attractive disabled man with a criminal background

While the mainstream media requires their sources practically to be saints before they will even think of publishing sensational allegations, the prestigious World Net Daily is under no such constraints. It reported on Larry Sinclair’s allegations that he did cocaine and had sex with Barack Obama in the back of a limousine without making him jump through all the hoops a mainstream media organization or even the National Enquirer would have required. Although some people didn't find Larry Sinclair's story credible considering his criminal record and the fact that he failed a lie detector test, WND decided to publish the allegations and let the people decide. Although many in the conservative blogoshpere also doubted Sinclair’s veracity, some, like Rusty Shackleford at Jawa Report, decided the gloves were off after the National Enquirer ran a salacious report on Sarah Palin, and reluctantly decided to link to the story anyway, because, as he explains, “this kind of slime is now in play.” Mick Stockinger at Uncorrelated agreed that “it’s only fair” to bring it up and Rude News called it “tit for tat.” That oughta teach the National Enquirer.

  • This is what taints the conservative label... Purge these elements and conservatism will be 'in' again... I guess this election would be a turning point to clean up the act.

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  • They have a long way to go, avalanche. Though while this list is pretty damning, there has been a great many conservative commentators who have not been afraid to actively buck this type of stuff. I also think this point, that conservatism and liberalism go hand in hand out of necessity, should be kept in mind: http://www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/the-compromise

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