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Thursday, December 19, 2002

Please Tell Me The Blogosphere Is Not Totally Out To Lunch

I have not been following the thimerosal vaccine controversey closely. TAPPED guides us to a post at TomPaine.com offering $10,000 to the person who can figure out how this provision became law. The InstaPundit posts here, claiming victory, as do others.

Well, I was intrigued, although the race was over. My one and only "Google-news" search on "Thimerosal vaccine eli lilly lawsuits" produced a bunch of stories. The second one listed was helpfully titled "The Man Behind The Vaccine Mystery", and reveals Dick Armey as the source.

Total time, maybe three minutes. But TomPaine.com was posting, lefties were e-mailing Glenn asking him to link and publicize it - what gives?

Does this mean the blogosphere has not discovered Google, or that TomPaine.com has no credibility?

UPDATE: Ah, the "no credibility" card: Glenn Reynods won't collect for "Dick Armey".

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