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  1. Blog Report

    Red and Blue, Slugging It Out

    November 10, 2004 12:51 PM

    It's Nov. 10, so we have under our belts now a week's worth of either legging the victory lap or pondering early death, but the blogosphere is having trouble moving on. At Talking Points Memo, we find Josh Marshall <a... Continue reading

  2. Blog Report

    Grasping at Straws, Early and Late

    November 3, 2004 02:04 PM

    After months of following the horserace with bated breath, the blogosphere convulsed with post after jittery post on Election Day itself. Throughout the day and into the evening, gullible bloggers rode the rollercoaster, with both gleeful liberals and despairing conservatives... Continue reading

  3. Blog Report

    Football, Followed by a Stiff Scotch

    November 1, 2004 12:51 PM

    With the election countdown now calculated in hours, bloggers have been inspired to do a little feverish, last-minute poll-searching in the hopes of reaching some new state of enlightenment vis-a-vis E-Day. And despite the purplish hue of this campaign --... Continue reading

  4. Blog Report

    May the Worst Man Lose

    October 27, 2004 01:32 PM

    'Tis the season to endorse presidential candidates -- and then talk about the significance (or lack thereof) of said endorsements -- and we found bloggers eagerly offering their own inside-the-blogway rendition of this election tradition. The biggest drop in the... Continue reading

  5. Blog Report

    Fear, Loathing and More Fear

    October 20, 2004 01:13 PM

    With vitriolic sound bites flying thick and fast on the campaign trail, bloggers are also going at each other with guns blazing. Captain Ed feels that "[h]aving the Kerry/Edwards campaign accuse anyone of using the politics of fear... Continue reading

  6. Politics

    Suckers for a Catchy Line

    October 13, 2004 05:46 PM

    Campaigns and candidates pelt reporters all day long with tasty sound bites, hoping that they will then be tossed out to the public, often attached to either a charge or a claim. And the media has often proved unable to... Continue reading

  7. Blog Report

    Oatmeal for Once

    October 13, 2004 01:36 PM

    Lately, we've felt like we've been subsisting on a media diet of Red Bull and Sour Patch Kids for way too long - we're craving substance. We had to rummage about in the blogosphere for a while this... Continue reading

  8. Politics

    Please … Just Once?

    October 6, 2004 05:30 PM

    We don't assume that reporters flock to this site after a long day on the campaign beat. But if Pete Yost had read Campaign Desk yesterday, we might have been spared the regrettable task of slapping him smartly across the... Continue reading

  9. Blog Report

    ‘Sphere Does Its Best Sportswriter Imitation

    October 6, 2004 12:03 PM

    The Expectorate -- those reporters, commentators, pundits and political operatives who try to set expectations for a given candidate and then announce later whether he lived up to those arbitrary expectations -- nearly had a meltdown in the hours before... Continue reading

  10. Politics

    Could We Just Have a Few?

    October 4, 2004 04:29 PM

    As the campaign focus shifts to domestic policy in anticipation of the next two debates, the candidates mixed post-debate jabs into their weekend speeches on the home front. But if voters were hoping for news reports that elucidated actual policy... Continue reading

  11. Politics

    Wanna See ‘Inarticulate,’ Kerry? Catch This Headline

    September 29, 2004 03:14 PM

    We noticed an odd headline on an Associated Press story on Yahoo News: "Kerry Calls Vote Change 'Inarticulate.'" How can a change of votes be "inarticulate," we wondered. But the story's first paragraph cleared things up: "On the eve... Continue reading

  12. Blog Report

    Boxing Gloves and Hurricane Warnings

    September 29, 2004 12:16 PM

    If the Kerry camp is just recently taking the gloves off, then it's safe to say that bloggers never had them on. Jonah Goldberg doesn't even seem to own a pair -- he mocks Kerry for calling Bush's... Continue reading

  13. Blog Report

    ‘Sphere Autopsies CBS, Declares Entire Press Dead on Arrival

    September 22, 2004 01:04 PM

    Checking in for the latest, we find that, while the Rather Roast still holds its appeal (though the latest Roger Stone tidbit is perhaps more palatable for the lefties), some bloggers have begun to step back from the... Continue reading

  14. Bio

    Susanna Dilliplane

    Susanna Dilliplane is a contributor to CJR.

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