I don't know if you've looked around blogdom lately, but turn to your left and all you'll really see (save a few free thinkers out there) is a plethora of "Eschaton jr."s... I'd bet my left blog that if Atrios up and quit, lefty blogs would dwindle faster than tech stocks in a bush economy. Think about it, how many times have you seen a blog entry start with "today, Atrios says"... For shit's sake people, what's the point in running your own blog if all you do is quote Atrios, hoping he'll link you, just once? Make it easy on yourself and when people load up your blog, let the link "go read Eschaton" be the only thing they see. Or... you could dig around the news, find something you're passionate about, and blog the shit out of it! Before you make the argument about this being an entire blog of "today Atrios says", let it be known that this blog and my other blog have never met. Nor will they ever. Call me a bigablogist, but this blog already gets 10X the hits my other blog gets (that I'll bet many of you have never read), and has never, nor will it ever (unless I review the Sid book) be linked by my daddy. I don't even know if he knows it exists. And I like it that way. Let this be a warning.. I catch you heavy linking Atrios, I'm gonna call you on it. Betcha.
I'm not sure what to make of this and it's subsequent posting. A quick read and look around pejmanesque, and I can tell these are not my people. (seriously, a link to the "wall street journal opinon page"??) I suppose only time will truly tell, but this blog is not intended to bash Atrios.. what it will actually evolve to is anybody's guess, but I'd like to think it could be a proficient soundboard for those who generally side with the left, and mostly agree with Atrios and his ilk, but would like a forum for discussion outside of Eschaton that does not include getting jumped on by the "usual suspects". Big dreams for my little blog, I know.
As I'm sure you all have assumed, this is all we hear about at the Atrios family dinner table. And the breakfast table. And... well, you get the point. Want examples? Try here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and here. Which of course is just a segment of his obsession with this book. (and all I had the patience to link...) Now, I too have alot of interest in this book, but I do understand that there is going to be absolutely no objective review of this book-- anywhere. You're simply not going to find it. There was no one capable of looking at this part of history objectively during the fiasco, it certainly hasn't changed since then. It's hypocritical to protest slanted book reviews when one is slanted yourself.
Well, I see that shortly after bedtime (and of course my nightly digest of my daddy reading me his latest obsession, "The Clinton Wars"), my daddy mentioned me on his blog. Not to get into a debate with his comments section, but this is not an anti-Atrios blog, for who do you think taught me everything I know? Rather, let's call it a supplement, a pocket sized Eschaton...