[Posted by Karl]
Some of the leading liberal bloggers are privately furious with the major progressive groups — and in some cases, the Democratic Party committees — for failing to spend money advertising on their sites, even as these groups constantly ask the bloggers for free assistance in driving their message.
“They come to us, expecting us to give them free publicity, and we do, but it’s not a two way street,” Jane Hamsher, the founder of FiredogLake, said in an interview. “They won’t do anything in return. They’re not advertising with us. They’re not offering fellowships. They’re not doing anything to help financially, and people are growing increasingly resentful.”
Funny, when the Politico revealed the Left’s Soros-coordinated conference call for interest groups, Hamsher was singing a different tune:
“When something works for us we’ll pick up on it anyway, like the Rush Limbaugh story — we don’t need to be told,” said Jane Hamsher, the creator of the liberal blog Firedoglake. “I think we serve everyone better if we maintain our independence and preserve our ability to pick up on popular sentiment like that, rather than just bang on the same drum everyone else is.”
Kos is less hypocritical, but misses the big picture:
“Most want the easy way — having a big blogger promote their agenda,” adds Markos Moulitsas, the founder of DailyKos. “Then they turn around and spend $50K for a one-page ad in the New York Times or whatever.”
Somehow, Kos missed that the establishment media runs unchecked Lefty interest group PR as news all the time. The New York Times was putting out Stalin’s PR decades before Moulitsas was even old enough to say “Screw “Em.”
However, this is a story proving the old adage about the squeaky wheel, as Americans United for Change — a front group for Big Labor — says it will now advertise on blogs.