It must be true, as Hugh Hewitt says, that we are a “growing force in the Blogosphere.” I say this because we have been attacked, for the first time as far as we know, by a left-wing blog called Soundbitten. Soundbitten didn’t like our speculation about who funds A.N.S.W.E.R., the Communist front group that ran the anti-American demonstrations last weekend. So they responded with some speculation about who funds–I’m not making this up–Power Line:
“Why is the [sic] ironic? Because two of the three people who publish Power Line are affiliated with the Claremont Institute. And the Claremont Institute has received over $5 million in funding over the last two decades from donors like The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (the ‘most influential right-wing foundation’ in the U.S.) and the Sarah Scaife Foundation.
“So maybe, just maybe, Michael Moore is funding International A.N.S.W.E.R.’s San Francisco office, even though there’s no real evidence to suggest it. But it’s certainly clear who rewards the people at Power Line to float such theories.”
Ah, would that it were true. Scaife and Bradley have indeed contributed to Claremont–not surprising, in that they are, as far as I know, the only two conservative foundations amid a sea of hundreds of liberal foundations. Unfortunately, however, none of that largesse has flowed down to the Power Line crew. Our positions as “Adjunct Fellows” of the Claremont Institute are wonderfully flexible; in essence: 1) we write when we feel like it; 2) they print our stuff if they feel like it; and 3) alas, no money changes hands.
So we continue to be dependent on our day jobs. Heck, we don’t even have a tip jar. The only “reward” we get from this site is psychic. But it does add to our psychic rewards to know that the lefties think we’re worth attacking.
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