A History Of Blog Scandals

Allah Pundit has taken the time to put one together in response to the recent Glenn Greenwald-sock puppetry scandal.

UPDATE (James Joyner): It’s an interesting roundup and does a good job of putting things into perspective. I think, though, that this is mostly a case of “one of these things is not like the other.”

With the exception of the Domenech mess, and very tangentially Jeff Gannon, none of the subjects of the other scandals were bloggers. None of the other scandals occured on blogs–even Domenech’s plagiarism took place in his pre-RedState days. These were scandals uncovered by bloggers, not “blog scandals.”

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Greg started the blog The Political Pit Bull in August 2005. He was OTB's Breaking News Editor from June through August 2006 before deciding to return to his own blog. His blogging career eventually ended altogether. He has a B.A. in Anthropology from The George Washington University,


  1. McGehee says:

    None of the other scandals occured on blogs

    Um, Hiltzik?