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Ace of Spades notices that the WSJ is blaming the "Internet buzz" for the immigration bill's defeat and now asks "just who sponsors Hot Air's ad, and other similar ads popping up across the Internet?" Michelle Malkin responds.
No Wall Street Journal reporter bothered to e-mail us. If they had, the facts would have gotten in the way of their tinfoil-rattling. Sorry to disappoint you, but no one “sponsored” our videos. I’m sure Kaus will find out if any of the other grass-roots YouTube ads his call inspired were “sponsored” by some Invisible, Deep-Pocketed Special Interest.
Is it so hard for the WSJ to get its head around the concept of independent videoblogging and an Army of Video-Editing Davids? Or at least to e-mail video producers to ask them directly before embarrassing themselves?
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I'll say it again. Politicians are making their traditional little calculations from long habit. But something -- the narrative -- has changed. An extraneous factor has fallen into a hermetical universe and is sitting on the table, like a glowing meteorite. But nobody knows what to make of it. So they resort to the familiar. It's only natural for the WSJ to ask: "who backed you Michelle? Which politician or faction is behind you?" That's how they think. They can't think any other way.