Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Having an Impact

Eric Boehlert discusses the impact liberal and feminist blogs had on making Chris Matthew's sexism known. He even suggests:

When Chris Matthews' long-winded monologue at the opening of the January 17 Hardball program eventually touched down with an apology to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) for the way the cable talker had been treating the candidate on the air, the moment represented an unmistakable victory for the liberal blogosphere.

By not only getting Matthews to apologize, but by also forcing the rest of the press -- post-New Hampshire -- to back off its, at-times, overtly sexist coverage of a prominent Democratic contender, the blogs have already had more impact on how the traditional press covers this presidential campaign than they did during the entire 2004 White House run.

Nice, don't you think? Especially after years of feeling as if our writing falls letter by letter into some odd vacuum of utter invisibility.

Only one thing wrong with Boehlert's piece: He failed to quote any of the many Tweety posts I have written since 2004.