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March 18, 2007

Webb School of California Class of '87 RULEZ!

I'd like to take a moment to note that my high school classmate Josh Marshall got prime "Column One" placement in the Los Angeles Times yesterday for himself and for his mighty political blog Talking Points Memo, which is currently in the process of totally pwning Alberto Gonzalez. This is why TPM is the 22nd highest-ranked blog out there, while I have to settle for being lowly number 33. But I don't mind being the second-most notable blogger in the class of '87; Josh is doing good work. He deserves the notoriety.

Posted by john at March 18, 2007 10:16 PM

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Soni | March 18, 2007 11:00 PM

From: Blogosphere

To: Traditional News Outlets

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wr in ur interweebs

scoopn ur newz

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Michael Griffiths | March 18, 2007 11:12 PM

I'd be a lot more impressed if he had a full text RSS feed. Impressed enough to suscribe, that is.

Not for partial text.

John Scalzi | March 18, 2007 11:19 PM

I just visit the site. Call me old fashioned.

Jeff Hentosz | March 18, 2007 11:37 PM

Did you catch him on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last week? He's gonna pwn all y'all at the reunion, boy-ee. "Hey, Josh. Whatcha been up to?" "Eh. Bringing the corrupt power structure to its knees. You?"

John Scalzi | March 18, 2007 11:39 PM

Not gonna pwn me. I got me a shiny writin' award thingie!

Jeff Hentosz | March 18, 2007 11:54 PM

Yes. With cheese scunge all over it. Take the Lego one. That's bitchin'.

John Scalzi | March 18, 2007 11:58 PM

That's someone else's award. i'd have to steal it.

Andrew | March 19, 2007 12:29 AM

I find it quite remarkable you outrank Slashdot. Obviously they need Open Source Baconed Cats.

Andrew | March 19, 2007 12:31 AM

*** This is a joke ***

He's gonna pwn all y'all at the reunion, boy-ee. "Hey, Josh. Whatcha been up to?" "Eh. Bringing the corrupt power structure to its knees. You?"

Let's leave SFWA out of this.

*** That was a joke ***

Steve Buchheit | March 19, 2007 07:37 AM

Yeah, Josh is good but he ain't got a diadem, you know.

Jon H | March 19, 2007 09:33 AM


All you need to do is undertake some skullduggery in the SFWA election, and then maybe you can get some prime TPMuckraker linkage!

Might work.

Brad | March 19, 2007 01:14 PM

I like Mr. Marshall's web site. And I'd have to admit I'm not the most politically savy individual. But I had to smile while checking out his site and seeing an advertisement for "Glenn Beck", who's a self admitted hard-core (Republican) conservative, on the main page. It struct me as being sort of like Phillip-Morris advertising their 'products' on the AMA web site. (I'm one of those damn 'liberal' Republicans and my wife's family are major Democratic supporters - makes for interesting holiday gatherings.)

In short - thanks for the link to an interesting and informative site. And it's damn nice to see individual journalists outside the major corporate structure take back a 'free' press. (It's about damn time!)

Rob Davies | March 19, 2007 04:17 PM

I usually check TPM first thing in the morning to get my daily fill of political malfeasance. I am always amazed (and frightened) by how long it takes other news organizations to report on the great stuff TPM covers. I'm glad they are getting the recognition they deserve.

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