News Roundup for 9/23/10

Hey Dave, you're not the boss of me

-Headline of the Day-
"Liberal blogger directly confronts David Axelrod, accuses White House of 'hippie punching'."


According to Greg Sargent, "Top Obama adviser David Axelrod got an earful of the liberal blogosphere's anger at the White House moments ago, when a blogger on a conference call directly called out Axelrod over White House criticism of the left, accusing the administration of 'hippie punching.'"

"We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day," said Susan Madrak of Crooks and Liars -- somewhat justifiably. Sargent recalls press secretary Robert Gibbs, "who recently pilloried the 'professional left' for being overly critical of the White House." And now, here's Axelrod, saying, "You play a great role in informing people about the stakes of elections. One of the reasons I was eager to expend time was to enlist you."

"You want us to help you," Madrak said, "the first thing I would suggest is enough of the hippie punching." Axelrod agreed that "intramural skirmishing" was a bad thing, then went right back to begging for help.

"Madrak replied that Axelrod was missing the point," Sargent writes, "that the criticism of the left made it tougher for bloggers like herself to motivate the base."

"Right back at'cha. Right back at'cha," Axelrod replied -- according to Sargent, "a bit testily." See? Right there, Dave. You're already doing it wrong.

Here's the thing. We're the citizens, you're the politicians. We don't work for you, you work for us. Got it?

He ain't got it. (Plum Line)

-A law I can get behind...-
...almost, anyway. It has one flaw. See if you can spot it.

Proposes law requiring politicians to admit ignorance of science, ethics, and history

Make it apply to the media as well and I'm sold. (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"Facebook Is Down Again, Cause Unknown."

Post a YouTube video about it on your blog, then twitter about how cut off you feel. (PC World)

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