I’ve been reading blogs for almost as long as there have been blogs and my reading as you might expect has been, er, eclectic. I’ve been reading blogs since late in 2001 or early 2002, was a frequent commenter on several now defunct and much-lamented blogs (notably Winds of Change) and at one point was a front page contributor at WoC, Dean Esmay’s blog, and OTB as well as writing posts here at The Glittering Eye.
A comment about the mists of the distant past in a comment thread at OTB caught my eye:
Completely ignored here is the fact that the rise of the progressive bloggers was almost entirely a reaction to the way the right wing was able to disseminate its bullshit through its paid media and then into mainstream sources all the way through the Clinton administration.
That’s not the way I remember it. The way I remember events is that Jerome Armstrong’s MyDD was the first major Left Blogosphere blog, it inspired several other major Left Blogosphere blogs, notably The Daily Kos, and it was primarily a way of complaining about the George W. Bush Administration, predating 9/11, the invasion of Afghanistan, etc.
Could anybody help me out with this?