Friday, December 21, 2007

Paid liberal bloggers....

H/T to Jerry at From On High for alerting me to this article at Captain's Quarters about paid bloggers on the left. Apparently George Soros has placed layers between himself and bloggers who are paid by way of his money ... but the results are the same.

This has been a sticking point with me for a while because of the uneven playing field it presents between volunteer bloggers who find time between work, family, and other life happenings to write in defense of their candidates ... and the paid bloggers who earn thousands to sit behind a keyboard to pound out the talking points that are researched and forwarded to them from the dems.

Which candidate will receive more coverage?

If a conservative blogger was paid "x" amount of money he could legitimately spend hours working on the computer. However, it is sometimes difficult to explain the time spent on a "hobby" when there are other obligations waiting....

It is difficult for volunteers to compete with paid liberal bloggers who make a living working behind the keyboard with financial support from dem candidates, lib organizations, and George Soros.

Read Captain's Quarters for more background on this.

5 comments:

Dave Mastio said...

Check the Influence Rankings in the states where these Soros-funded blogs are at work -- it is a very successful strategy.

SWAC Girl said...

Thanks, Dave. It is alarming that George Soros-funded liberal bloggers have that much influence ... but it should also be a wake-up call to Republicans.

Spank That Donkey said...

and how many has Ron Paul hired? I bet you quite a few... You can see these spammers often, they tend to leave a Ron Paul feely good piece (usually an article) on message boards, but never hang around to defend the content.

Anonymous said...

SWACGirl, as implied by Spank that Donkey, there are undoubtedly paid conservative (and/or libertarian) bloggers also. So where's the beef? Not all liberal bloggers are paid; not all conservative bloggers are paid. Sounds like a level playing field to me.

SWAC Girl said...

Anon, the playing field is definitely not level. There are far more paid liberal bloggers in the ranks than conservatives ... dems believe in paying in that area and others.

Republicans depend mostly on volunteers.