The NY Times today published an article by Philip Shenon called The Hammer Strikes a Comeback Blow about Tom DeLay's new blog but completely omitted the fact that when the blog started up a 11 days ago it was quickly bombarded with unflattering unmoderated comments and just as quickly taken down to be restarted in a moderated format with the offending comments removed. Tom DeLay blew it and the NY Times blew it by not reporting on his false start in this fluff piece about DeLay that displays very little knowledge about blogging.
Not to worry. Enterprising blogger James J. Risser saved the original for posterity (or posteriority) at tomdelaydotcom.blogspot.com
This was discussed at length at ThinkProgress.org December 10th yet even an article at Slate.com December 14th missed the mis-step while the Guardian UK picked up on it on the same day. Even as late as yesterday CBSNews was talking about the negative comments but the NY Times missed it completely.
Even the NY Times own blog The Caucus has no reference to DeLay's false start. Is this ignorance, indifference to netroots or part of a rehabilitation of Republican bogeymen so as to better position the Times to attack Democrats when they take office? I just don't understand how anyone could write so many words about DeLay's "blog", which he doesn't really write anyway, and not mention the blog's opening screw-up.
Crossposted on Daily Kos