Weblog on the Internet and public policy, journalism, virtual community, and more from David Brake, a Canadian academic, consultant and journalist
27 October 2004

The most popular weblog, “boingboing”:http://www.boingboing.net/2004/10/26/boingboing_endorses_.html and (more tellingly) the second most popular conservative weblogger, “Andrew Sullivan”:http://www.tnr.com/doc.mhtml?pt=qFFINfAm4eR7PMnY1tkQ2m%3D%3D have endorsed Kerry (though “Instapundit”:http://instapundit.com/archives/018671.php – the most popular right wing blog – does not look likely to do so). Keep an eye on “the official Kerry endorsements page”:http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/press_endorsements.html to see who in the US mass media endorses Kerry and see “here”:http://blog.org/archives/001247.html for more on what the rest of the world thinks of the election.

Update: Even the Economist has “endorsed Kerry”:http://www.economist.com/printedition/displaystory.cfm?Story_ID=3329802 (albeit reluctantly).

After three necessarily tumultuous and transformative years, this is a time for consolidation, for discipline and for repairing America’s moral and practical authority. Furthermore, as Mr Bush has often said, there is a need in life for accountability. He has refused to impose it himself, and so voters should, in our view, impose it on him.

On a lighter note here is a mildly entertaining, well-executed Chomsky-ite propaganda cartoon video clip that just came to my attention – Pirates & Emperors. And I just learned if you haven’t yet seen Fahrenheit 9/11 it is being made available unofficially in several formats to download “by this guy”:http://marc.perkel.com/archives/000468.html among others (apparently Michael Moore would “like people to pirate the film”:http://www.webuser.co.uk/news/56254.html though of course since he almost certainly doesn’t own the rights this doesn’t make it legal). There’s a BitTorrent of it “here”:http://66.90.75.92/suprnova//torrents/2848/Fahrenheit.911-avi.torrent (this is the most efficient way of downloading it though it needs “special software”:http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/).

Don’t forget if you are overseas there is (probably) still time to cast your overseas ballot (see “here”:http://www.aokerry.com/aok/2004/10/4_important_ann.html for more information about how from Americans Overseas for Kerry though of course the same instructions work whichever way you want to vote).

1 Comment

  1. David

    http://www.dailykos.com is the key Democratic campaign blog. It’s author, an ex US Army artilleryman Markos Molitsas, is a columnist for the Guardian.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2004_10/004997.php

    covers many of the endorsements. Fred Kaplan at Slate is one of the best National Security authors there is, so it is worth something.

    Despite various conventional wisdom, Editor and Publisher has a piece: newspapers normally tilt to the Republicans (because newspaper publishers are usually in thick with the local Republican Party) but not this time.

    Even the Cleveland Plain Dealer (owned by a Serbian-American who blames Richard Holbrooke for bombing Belgrade) has gone neutral in this election: the editorial board went for Kerry, and the publisher realised he could not endorse Bush under such circumstances.

    A striking number of Bush2000 papers have gone for Kerry, or perhaps more importantly, have gone none-of-the-above.

    Comment by John — 27 October 2004 @ 10:32 am

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