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Speaking of talking politics with John Moe ...

I'll be on The Works again this evening -- in Seattle you can catch it from 8:00 - 9:00 on 94.9 KUOW, the online stream should be posted to the website shortly thereafter. Update: It's live.

This week we discuss political blogs and their influence on mainstream media. Here are the blogs we mention by name:

Right Leaning

Middle Of The RoadLeft Leaning

And here are some articles on the subject.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, though -- there are plenty more. I also read The Washington Monthly, Wonkette, and the grandfather of all political blogs (even though it isn't technically a blog itself), The Drudge Report.

If you live in Seattle and have a political blog (like my buddy Duane), feel free to mention it in the comments.

Posted on August 10, 2004 to Elsewhere


For left leaning I also like http://www.oliverwillis.com/
Very good coverage.

Posted by: Bob on August 10, 2004 3:55 PM

My buddy Matthew is the coolest blogger I know. Even if I knew other bloggers he would still be the coolest.

Posted by: Duane on August 10, 2004 3:55 PM

Lawyers, Guns and Money - http://www.lefarkins.blogspot.com/

Three bloggers in one.

Posted by: Lenny on August 11, 2004 12:42 AM

I'm not sure Andrew Sullivan's blog can be called "right leaning".

Posted by: BillB on August 11, 2004 5:23 AM

I live in Seattle and blog at http://dorksdontrock.blogspot.com
Not a "Meet the Blog Press" kind of blog. More of a angry-underemployed-journalism-major-has-political-background-and-lots-of-time-at-work blog.

Posted by: Brent Kinkade on August 11, 2004 1:08 PM

A friend of mine blogs at Grubb Street, a South Sound blog that covers Seattle and Washington politics with a local spin. It also does theatre and game reviews.

I'm sort of surprised there aren't more local politics bloggers.

Posted by: Wolfgang Baur on August 11, 2004 2:49 PM

Andrew Sullivan *is* right-leaning-- he's a fiscal conservative and he was pro-war. It's just that he and the GOP have totally diverged on the issue that seems to be his litmus test, gay marriage and other equality measures for gays.

Posted by: LAN3 on August 12, 2004 10:25 AM

So...support for the war and lower taxes make you "right leaning" no matter what other leftist beliefs you hold? Military and economy trump all? Well ok, I guess I can get behind that...but that doesn't explain the little donkey graphic on the header of his website. :)

I've always thought of Sullivan as a balanced blogger...he rips both sides pretty much equally...pissing off left and right alike.

Posted by: BillB on August 12, 2004 3:39 PM

My pal Rhonda and I have been posting our left-leaning Seattleite hearts out since May 2003 over at Countdown to Election Day: 525 Reasons to Dump Bush – http://www.525reasons.com

Only 81 to go...

Posted by: Jane on August 12, 2004 4:59 PM

What's better, it's only 36 days until International Talk Like a Pirate Day...!

Posted by: BillB on August 13, 2004 4:56 AM

Yarrrrrr, BillB, ‘tis true! And if it wasn't throwin’ me vote away, ye kin be sure I’d be votin’ a straight Pirate ticket this November.

Posted by: Jane on August 13, 2004 5:13 PM

Ahoy ye lubber! Dems or Pirates, either way they be takin' yer money! Arrrr!

Sorry, it was too obvious... ;)

Posted by: BillB on August 16, 2004 4:49 AM