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No Snarking at Netroots Allowed

By on 7.22.08 | 10:06AM

The editor of the Austin American-Statesman issues a terse apology about a feature writer's snarky article about the weekend's Netroots Nation gathering in the Texas capital. Michelle Malkin notes that the offending article is still available by Google cache:

Name-dropping Al Gore and his call for a switch to clean, renewable energy within 10 years was enough to pull whoops of approval from the 2,000 or 3,000 marauding liberals gathered for Netroots Nation at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday morning.
So when the former vice president and Nobel Prize co-winner made a surprise - and cleverly scripted - appearance during U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's talk, it looked like the conference might turn into a faint-in. . . .
Not that Gore's appearance was necessary to whip up the troops.
From the beginning, it was clear these people were convinced the electoral map would be repainted with a brush sopping with blue paint come November.
Left-wingers humorless? How dare you suggest such a thing!
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