March 8, 2007
In Stardom, Patterico Forgets the Little People
...And in the blogosphere, there is nobody littler than Big Lizards!
Once again, Patterico has overlooked this, ah, cozy little blog: Ever since he started regularly hitting 8,000+ visitors per day, he never calls, he never writes. Would it kill him to link every now and then?
Especially right here, when he quotes Mr. trial-lawyer-not-a-litigator Beldar and Mr. I-write-for-National-Review Andrew McCarthy, on why Scooter Libby really was guilty. Then Patterico starts kvetching about the "typical" Republican bloggers:
I regret to say that Beldar’s and McCarthy’s opinions appear to be rare among Republicans. More typical is this screed by Dean Barnett at Hewitt’s site (h/t DRJ), which careens wildly from acknowledgements that Libby is guilty to pronouncements that Fitzgerald was a wild prosecutor, out of control.
Mr. big-shot prosecutor. Mr. 8,000 hits. What is Big Lizards, chopped liver? What about this screed right here, from yesterday: Why Was Libby Convicted? Probably Because He's Guilty. Published two hours before Patterico's post. Two hours! He had plenty of time to notice us, if he weren't so busy with his army of 8,000.
With my gastritis, he has to give me more tsouris? (I have this pain -- never mind, from such pain, you shouldn't know.)
He doesn't notice when we agree; he doesn't notice when we differ. Here, Patterico wrote Coulter Screams for Attention, Again -- Losing Whatever Supporters She Still Had:
I have criticized Ann Coulter countless times on this site. (For some examples, see here, here, here, here, and here.) [What, I should link every one of his posts?] I have taken a lot of flak from many of my commenters for this.
But this time, I think even her past supporters will agree that she’s gone too far.
Then he quotes from a bunch of bloggers who agree with him, including Confederate Yankee, Bob Owens. He's, what, same size we are? Couple inches shorter?
Him Patterico quotes. Him Patterico makes much of. Him Patterico puts his arm around, hail fellow well met. Such a mensch! Let me just cut off my arms and legs and throw myself off a bridge (or have somebody throw me off, I guess, since I wouldn't have any arms or legs left to do it myself).
Does Patterico even mention our lousy defense of poor Ann? (It's a great defense.) Don't make me have a heart attack; from him, I could starve!
Doesn't the k'nocker have any respect for his elders? I'm old enough to be Patterico's -- older brother. Oy.
Never mind me, I'll just sit here in the dark with no advertising.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, March 8, 2007, at the time of 6:08 AM
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The following hissed in response by: RRRoark
I have to wonder if some of these floggers are reading their comments sections. I have conducted a very informal, unscientific survey, and it seems as though the new "credentialed" type of blogger should be noticing that the people willing to defend Ann are leading in the comments. But much like the lame stream, they're not listening.
Over at Atlas someone came up with "Credentialed Pretentious Asshat Crowd". Not bad, but with them displaying the tin ear syndrome most commonly displayed by our dear stalinist nanny party (Dhimmicretins) maybe that last word should be "Clowns".
They seen to be worried about "the moderates", didn't they notice they lost last November because "the base" felt abandoned. They need to start being aggressive in their conservatism. That is if they are conservative and want to win.
The above hissed in response by: RRRoark at March 8, 2007 6:31 AM
The following hissed in response by: Fritz
Poor Dafydd, I read you even if Patterico doesn't. You are much more entertaining and make better arguments even when I think you're wrong. If I had a blog I would be happy to link you. Actually I don't read Patterico very often. You I read every day. So buck up old chap, you do have some admirers.
The following hissed in response by: John J. Coupal
I haven't read such familiar prose since I left Long Island !!
The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
Don't be so hard on Patterico, Dafydd! He is trying to come to terms with his jealousy and his shame... jealousy of your quality; shame that he cannot even link to you out of fear that his readers will notice.
Have mercy on the man; he does fine work for what he does. Sure he has 'hits', but so does Markos... and do you really want to go down that road, that way? Of course not. Yes hits mean advertising money in the short run, but you know in your heart that over time... and probably not MUCH time... your talents will keep bringing you readers, while Patterico is forever tied to the LA Times.
If the Times folds, or perhaps even becomes a viable newspaper, Patterico's schtick will be irrelevant. But Big Lizards... people will ALWAYS love Big Lizards.
I hope this little insight helps you through these dark days...
The following hissed in response by: nk
I recommend camomille tea for the gastritis. Two aspirin with two shots of brandy works pretty good too.
The above hissed in response by: nk at March 8, 2007 9:29 AM
The following hissed in response by: Dick E
Have some nice chicken soup -- a matzoh ball couldn’t hurt. Lie down, pull the covers over your head, and you’ll be better after a nice nap. That kvetch isn’t worth losing sleep over. Listen to your mother…
The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist
Some are more difficult to wean than others...so to speak. Looks like Patterico is having to Force Wean you.
The above hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist at March 8, 2007 1:50 PM
The following hissed in response by: ShoreMark
If it makes you feel any better Daydd, I often read you before I read him :-)
The following hissed in response by: Steelhand
On the other hand, you are referred to at Powerline. And I think I've linked a couple of your posts in comments at Protein Wisdom. Oh wait, that's probably not a good thing...
Why is Patterico not responding to your kvetch? I'll go to his blog and find out!
BTW, I, too, read you before I read him.
The following hissed in response by: Dana Pico
It is such a shame that the esteemed Mr Frey has slighted you in this. But, as you noted his 8,000 hits per day (which he said was artificially inflated, and was really more in the 4,000 hits per day range, long term), it's also true that you're around 1,900 hits per day -- which makes my puny 146 pale in comparison.
But, I've had you blogrolled, and I sincerely hope that every single one of the readers of my pathetic site visits you, both frequently and often! :)
The above hissed in response by: Dana Pico at March 10, 2007 1:56 PM
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