The Great "Which Right-Blogger Got the Newsweek gig?" Mid-Week Mystery. [Bumped]
Exploding heads, no. Scratchy heads, yes.
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[UPDATE]: And a big old how-ya-doing to Markos, too. How are the kids? Mine's just on the cusp of crawling; a little ahead of time, but that's probably because he'll be taking after his mom. You should put up some baby pictures sometime; gives the blog that authentic feeling.
Oh, right, I was supposed to be offended. Dude, you guys have never been able to make us do anything that we darned well didn't want to do in the first place; why should we start now? - Moe Lane
You may have heard of this particular crowing (short version: Markos Moulitsas got a media gig with Newsweek), particularly how it means that all of our heads were all going to explode over the news, or something. I'm not precisely sure why: said gig has been the Holy Grail for most of the Left 'sphere for some time now. If anyone was going to join the media Establishment, it'd be Moulitsas.
But more important than that is the other half of the question: which one of us got the opposite seat? - Because there's apparently going to be somebody on the Right to "balance" it all.
First off, it ain't us. Alas. But I emailed some people, and it's interesting who got back to me telling who it wasn't.
It wasn't Glenn Reynolds.
It wasn't Ed Morrissey.
I'm told that it wasn't Jim Geraghty (that includes the rest of NRO, presumably).
It wasn't Allah or anybody else at Hot Air (that includes Michelle Malkin, presumably).
It wasn't Charles Johnson.
It wasn't John Hawkins.
It wasn't Jon Henke (that includes the rest of Q&O, presumably) [Yup, it does].
It wasn't Jeff Goldstein.
It wasn't Ace of Spades.
It wasn't Frank J.
[It wasn't Patrick Ruffini.]
[It wasn't Gateway Pundit.]
[It wasn't Powerline.]
Now, it could still be, say,
one of the Powerline guys, or maybe Mary Katherine Hamm, or Patrick Ruffini - but we're rapidly running out of both credible and well-known Righty bloggers* that would have been sensible choices for Newsweek to put up against Moulitsas.
Which suggests to us that perhaps, just perhaps, Newsweek didn't actually want somebody both credible and well-known, or a blogger, or both...
*If I've missed a name, let me know and I'll email him or her. I've thought of a couple myself while writing this entry.