But Alan deftly uses a little blogger jujitsu to turn Mr. Coffee's cribbed criticism on its head, showing that Clint's once nabobish guild long ago sold out to the dark side of power. Give it a read:
It was Agnew who preferred not to have to face criticism by what was then a watchdog press; holding people in power accountable.Man, I want Alan Coverstone in my corner every day of the week and twice on Sundays.
Today, it is bloggers who try to hold the mainstream press accountable. The nattering nabobs of negativism were the good guys when they held Agnew accountable, and it seems to me that nabobs in this case may well do the same thing with a press that has lost its way a bit. The "nabobs" were right about Agnew's tax fraud. They were right about Nixon's criminal activities, and they were right about bombing Cambodia and Laos. The mainstream guys (Agnew and Nixon) didn't want to hear it, but since they were wrong, all they could do was dismiss criticism with name calling.