We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
But the real story isn't the blog angle. The real story is the old story about the arrogance, condescension, dishonest impulses, and left-wing bias of the MSM - the Mainstream Media - who have monopolized Big Media during our lifetime. With their infotainment approach, their silly star system, their money, and their power, they painted a consistent picture of reality for us, the passive and dumb TV-watching great-unwashed who cannot be trusted to think for ourselves. A similar complaint applies to the DTM - the Dead Tree Media: The NY Times, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, the news services, etc. Well, this is just old-hat polemical stuff The Bird Dog is venting here, but the BD hates to have partial or false realities presented to him.Two recent examples: the MSM essentially ignored and buried the Jordan story, but tried their damndest to make a story last week about General Mattis - a straight-talking soldier. What is guiding news "selection" is as obvious as the invented non-story about missing explosives two days before the election.
What is now happening is that the MSM have finally met some real competition from some real smart folks - amateur journalists like Captain Ed, Powerline, the great Instapundid, Michelle Malkin, etc. - all impossible before the net.