Memeorandum is my favorite blog aggregator, and one of my favorite sites on all of the internet.
Effectively, Memeorandum is a snapshot of what the blogosphere — Right and Left — are talking about at any given moment.
The guys over at Waxy.org have made Memeorandum even more useful and informative by creating a plugin that colorizes Memeorandum on-the-fly. Left-leaning blogs are blue and right-leaning blogs are red, with darker colors representing strong biases.
It’s very interesting to see how most stories are entirely commented on/blogged about by one side or the other. It’s remarkable to watch one side of the blogosphere go completely dead-air silent on stories that are harmful to or fly in the face of their side’s ideology.
For instance, this story by Peter Baker at The Caucus about Obama picking Hillary Clinton to be his Sec. of State (despite the fact that she is Constitutionally barred from the office) — is being blogged about and shared almost exclusively by Liberal bloggers, as you can see by all of the blue shading:
Conservative bloggers (other than Michelle Malkin) just don’t seem to care all that much about the fact that Hillary is flying to Chicago to pretend to get along with Obama (whom you just know she really hates almost as much as Monica Lewinsky).
More interesting to me though is the major story of the weekend, the Mumbai bombings. Now that the ordeal is over and the investigations have started…now that we know more about who is responsible (Muslim terrorists) and what their motives were, the story and narrative has changed to more analysis:
These stories on Mumbai today are being covered almost entirely by the Right-o-sphere. Which I’m not nearly as interested in exploring as much as I am why the Left-o-sphere isn’t blogging about these stories.
Because the mostly unhinged big name Lefty bloggers really aren’t all that outraged. And the smaller Lefty blogs take their talking points and marching orders directly from the big dogs.
The attackers are Muslim and carried out these attacks in the name of the death cult of Islam. And we all know how loath the Left is to criticize Islam for anything.
Easier to just not write anything than it is to tap dance around the fact that there is a relationship to Islam and terrorism.
Also, the Mumbai attacks fly in the face of the Left’s narrative that if we only elected Barack Obama, then the whole world would love us and everybody would be all Kumbaya. Instead, we see Islamic terrorist targeting Westerners and Jews despite the fact the the Obamassiah is about to take office.
Another angle I think keeping the Lefties from exploring this much more is the realization that a well armed populace would be best measure against these kinds of attacks.
And the anti-gun, anti-second amendment Left doesn’t want to acknowledge that either, lest more American’s are “scared” into running out and buying a handgun (if they can find one in the recent gun buying frenzy) in the off-chance that these types of attacks spread to their neighborhood malls, sports stadiums, or places of worship.