Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Joe Conason Shows His Hand as the Force Behind Media Whores Online

Although the quality has slipped a bit, Media Whores Online has long been one of the strongest progressive blogs on the net. When it started getting publicity for great criticism of media bias, a controversy broke about who was behind MWO (a.k.a. The Horse). I have suspected Joe Conason was the man behind the curtain, based on contemporaneous similarities of wording in his Salon postings with items on MWO.

All doubt has been removed for me now that Conason released his new book, BIG LIES: The Right Wing Propaganda Machine and How it Distorts the Truth.

From day one, MWO has relentlessly flogged Conason's (reportedly good) book. The day of release, a BIG LIES flash presentation was added as a splash screen to MWO. And today I note the flash presentation has been incorporated into the body of MWO.

Perhaps the name of Conason's book should be changed to Advertisements for Myself.

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