Money—specifically, advertising money—talks:
Some of the leading liberal bloggers are privately furious with the
major progressive groups — and in some cases, the Democratic Party
committees — for failing to spend money advertising on their sites,
even as these groups constantly ask the bloggers for free assistance in
driving their message.
It’s a development that’s creating tensions on the left and raises questions about the future role of the blogosphere at a time when a Dem is in the White House and liberalism could be headed for a period of sustained ascendancy.
A number of these top bloggers agreed to come on record with me after privately arguing to these groups that they deserved a share in the ad wealth and couldn’t be taken for granted any longer.