Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Best of the State Blogs?

I am usually so focused on state issues that I don't always get around to visiting some of the top national blogs. One of those is the Washington Post's "The Fix". Today someone directed me to that blog, saying that Eye on Wisconsin is listed as one of the "Best State Political Blogs". Apparently The Fix readers nominated blogs for each state. I feel a little skeptical since EOW is the only lefty blog named and there are several others that should be on everyone's "best of" list.

In any case, thanks very much to everyone that submitted EOW!

9 comments:

Kevin said...

Cory,

There was a list supplied of lefty blogs from Wisconsin. They included ones like "Uppity Wisconsin" and some few others I can't recall.

For all I know, they looked each over and then posted the ones they deemed relevant.

Kevin Binversie (Lakeshore Laments)

Cory Liebmann said...

perhaps I read that wrong...I thought it said that they listed whichever ones they got the most suggestions for...

I really can't see how they would only list one lefty blog if they really examined them for content. I am thinking of a few lefty blogs in particular that I think are clearly top of the line.

Spotlight said...

Nice job, Cory.

Kevin said...

Here's the feed where a number of liberal blogs from Wisconsin were suggested (Yes, you were right, Cillazza's that lazy!) by a reader.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/the-best-state-political-blogs.html#comments

Do a search for "Wisconsin," it's the only one.

What happened after that is beyond me?

Cory Liebmann said...

Oh, that is Steve from Uppity Wisconsin...thanks Steve...wish they would have included some of your other submissions.

James Wigderson said...

What can we say? The conservative blogs were just better.

Of course, they forgot to put mine in bold.

Jay Bullock said...

Congrats, Cory.

Also, Kevin, Cory's was not the only lefty blog listed from Wisconsin. I'm on that list, too (along with Uppity Wisconsin & Jim Rowen). I couldn't have picked a nicer guy to lose out to, but to say we lost because we weren't suggested just isn't true.

Anonymous said...

Conservative blogs are better because they tend to be more thoughtful, considerate, and research-based.

Anybody can rant on a blog and call it credible work. And unfortunately, most of Wisconsin's liberal blogs are just that - an anti-republican rant.

Steve Hanson said...

This is Uppity Steve :0). The list I put up was - um - not exactly well-researched, it was pretty much who I thought of off the top of my head since they were asking and I felt SOMEONE from the cheddarsphere should put in someone's name. Clearly there were quite a few others who should have been mentioned. Also, apparently they took input from emails and phone calls, and God only knows where else.

Nobody much seems to understand what the heck the process was past there - but I'm pretty sure there was a lot of ballot-box stuffing, since as is often the case the righty bloggers seem to have done a better job of getting themselves together as an echo chamber.

Anyway - I'm glad you got on the list Cory - I'd say next year we should get more organized to lobby ourselves on to the list as a group - but I'm starting to wonder if there'll be any newspapers left by next year. Maybe we can have a blogger's list of top newspapers that are still publishing instead.