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Kos-ola Update

Wednesday, June 21, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

The New Republic is asking hard questions about pay-for-play in the lefty blogs, and the cooperation of the second and third-tier lefty blogs in the smothering of the story:

Are Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas (of the famous Daily Kos) engaged in a pay-for-play scheme in which politicians who hire Armstrong as a consultant get the support of Kos? That’s the question that’s been bouncing around the blogosphere ever since The New York Times’s Chris Suellentrop broke the news last Friday about a 2000 run-in Armstrong had with the Securities and Exchange Commission over alleged stock touting. But Armstrong, Kos, and other big-time liberal bloggers have almost entirely ignored the issue, which is a bit surprising considering their tendency to rapidly respond to even the smallest criticism.

Why the strange silence in the face of such damning allegations? Well, I think we now know the answer. It’s a deliberate strategy orchestrated by Kos.

Read the whole thing. (HT: Instapundit.)

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