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When bloggers attack, other bloggers

by: Bob Brigham

Wed Apr 18, 2007 at 22:23:30 PM PDT

UPDATE: The video is up. I agree with Sasha, they totally blew the money shot. Gavin Sucks issued a statement: "Everything you heard is true."

I thought I'd seen it all online. I've done politics across the country and read state blogs like this everywhere they exist, but tonight was a first with a blogger ambush (assault???) of another blogger. It isn't that potential violence hasn't come into play before, there was the Markos standoff with the DCCC at the 2004 convention over the Ginny Schrader scandal. And some random blogger actually won a bar fight without throwing a punch after the DNC Chair race. But these were all episodes of bloggers rightously beating the establishment, not bloggers vs bloggers.

That all changed tonight with an ambush. After the fold, you'll hear my take as I was sitting right next to the victim. Considering that I was also sitting next to a dozen bloggers, I think it is safe to assume this will be on every SF blog for at least a day and maybe for the rest of the week and will be linked back to for the rest of the mayoral campaign.

Bob Brigham :: When bloggers attack, other bloggers
So there we were, minding our own business and doing the types of crazy blogger plotting that should drive fear into the hearts of crappy politicians when the Mayor and the Hair ladies showed up -- in full regalia -- with video rolling like Geraldo with the type of sunglasses normally used to cover up crow's feet of a Grand Canyon scale. They bee-lined to the host of Gavin Sucks, verbally confronted him and then proceeded to dump a beer and a pink cocktail across him, his white shirt, and jacket.

The bloggers at the table were shocked. It was the most brazen link whoring publicity stunt I've ever seen online and probably solidified the netroots opposition to Newsom serving four more years as a lame duck mayor.

Way more fun than going to see the Giants suck, but WTF?

First Peter Ragone made an ass of himself online, then Newsom's latest and now this? I'm only surprised bloggers haven't nicknamed him 'Macacca' or worse.

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The people who run that site (0.00 / 0)
(The Mayor and the Hair, that is) strike me as being more than a little pathological. It's pretty bizarre behavior.

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave

indeed (0.00 / 0)
I have a horrible feeling some day I'll be reading the newspaper and wonder why nobody payed attention to all the warning signs.

Twitter: @BobBrigham

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Who gives a damn? (0.00 / 0)
I guess no one, really...
Why else would these bizarre little girls go to such trouble to demand attention? How pathetic. If these are the "pro-Gavin" bloggers, then he has serious problems with his "friends".

Had enough of the "red county" right-wing crazy-talk bulls***? Well, then come and visit us at The Liberal OC! Yes, there ARE liberals in The OC! : )

I think there are larger problems (0.00 / 0)
Like SF's broken mental health care system.

Twitter: @BobBrigham

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Camera shot (0.00 / 0)
At least Geraldo's film crew can keep the camera focused on the subject.  I thought they were attacking that helpless white lattice fence with the pretty string lights.

It makes Calitics' early films look like works of art (you know I say that lovingly!)

Restraining order (0.00 / 0)
Dude needs to get a restraining order against these evil harpies.  Do the witnesses want to someday sound like poet/instructor Nikki Giovanni and department head Melinda Roy?  This week, they were broken-hearted about their prior classroom experiences with the Virginia Tech shooter. These baby batterists need to be shunned and shouted down throughout the blogosphere -- terrorizing, stalking with intent, lying in wait, and assault aren't tactics of the mentally well.  Filming and posting the attack online are indicators that they WILL escalate, since they crave the attention.

Oh -- and Dan Noyes needs to ask Gavin Newsom if he approves his supporters attacking his critics this way.  The Mayor must denounce these stalkers before they escalate.  People might get hurt.

Weren't we, just last week, buzzing about bloggers being targetted online?  And these she-devils think their attack advances WHAT cause exactly?

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