The coverage is hardly kind or flattering, to say the least. This comes on the heels of another recent N-J article mentioning (or at least alluding to) Delaware Liberal rather dismissively, when NC County Executive Chris Coons questioned their credibility for floating unsubstantiated rumors that he would be leaving his current elected office for an Obama administration position.
From this past Sunday's "Dialogue Delaware : Inklings and Oddments" :
Liberal blog fight!
Delaware's blogosphere resembles the state that many of its participants reside in -- small.
So when a major upheaval happens in the world of one of its participants, the fellow bloggers tend to take notice. And the past few weeks have seen Delaware bloggers paying close attention to one another as the cross-blog feuds and inner-group fighting has escalated.
And while the back and forth has the feel of a Lindsey Lohan movie plot, the small group of people who often take credit for pressuring politicians and changing the outcome of elections has done little more than bicker the last few weeks.
It started when a blogger known as Kavips said some not so nice things about Republican Party insider Garett Wozniak. So Dave Burris at DelawarePolitics.net decided to retaliate, with an apology that he did the "unthinkable" in the blogging world, he revealed Kavips' secret identity.
It resulted in a back and forth between Burris and his supporters and bloggers at Delaware Liberal, who cherish the ability to say what they want without anyone knowing their identities.
After a week, it seemed the saga was over.
But the bloggers at Delaware Liberal started imploding early last week. First, blog owner "Jason330" kicked off fellow blogger "Donviti," which prompted an uprising among his fellow left-wing bloggers.
Then a few days later Donviti was back and Jason330 was gone.
The reason for the disagreement Jason330 wrote was disagreement on the "direction of the blog."
But as one conservative commentator pointed out, it would be difficult for the blog to move any further left.
I love the line "who often take credit", not to mention "who cherish the ability to say what they want without anyone knowing their identities."
OUCH! Talk about owned.
Considering exponentially more people probably read just this article (given the N-J's still substantial circulation and readership - both dead tree and internet) than have ever read Delaware Liberal in its entire existence...it should give our liberal friends some pause.
I suspect this isn't the kind of broad acknowledgment they are looking for.
I am sure one of them will cast it as sour grapes over Delaware Liberal's impact (you know the one they "take credit" for) or otherwise moan that the News-Journal doesn't dance to their tune and lacks journalistic credibility.
Oh look! It didn't take long.
[Updated thought : Only Steve Newton at Delaware Libertarian actually covered this at length, tying all the threads together and "preserving the record" so to speak. Delaware Liberal itself has nothing to be found, except Jason's opaque parting post. Neither Delaware Watch nor Delaware Politics mentioned it a peep. One has to ponder where the N-J writer got all their information.....]