Tuesday, October 11, 2005

New York Blogs Get Blasted

According to a guest columnist at Newsday, there's little activity among political blogs in New York City. New Yorkers seem to be more interested in Gawker and porn, go figure.

Deep into the article, you will notice a small shout-out to a co-UrbanElephanter, SlantPoint (See below).

Outside the campaigns, there are faint signs of life on the New York political Web. Hundreds of readers check in with the conservative SlantPoint to hash out the Republican senatorial primary or chide Mayor Michael Bloomberg for backsliding on Rudolph Giuliani's legacy. Similar numbers of liberals visit the Daily Gotham, a local version of the progressive mega-site Daily Kos. And The New York Observer's Politicker has become a clearinghouse for campaign news and a regular stop for politicians and other insiders.
Somehow, between the SlantPoint nod and the Politicker fluff, GOP and the City was not mentioned as the local version of Instapundit! I blame that oversight on Newsday and their liberal bias. So I've written a revised version (below) of the above paragraph and will email it to the columnist in order to have them post a correction their readers deserve.

...Similar numbers of liberals visit the Daily Gotham, a local version of the progressive mega-site Daily Kos. Tens of conservatives flock to GOP and the City, a local version of the mega-conservative progressive puppy-slayer Instapundit site. And The New York Observer's Politicker has become a clearinghouse for campaign...

(Source - Newsday)

Update: Here's my email to Ben at The Politicker who wrote the original article. Click on the image for a larger view.