"I just looked at the top 20 or so lefty blogs and I can?t find a single story about the tragedy in Russia. Not ONE."
Let's work our way down TTLB's Ecosystem
#1 Joshua Micah Marshall can't stop blathering about the RNC. Especially about Zell.
#2 daily Kos whines about the Bush bounce 'It can't be real!'.
#3 Eschaton has big hopes for the new Kitty Kelly book on the Bush family
#4 Andrew Sullivan is also focused on the RNC and Zell. I sense a pattern here.
#5 Kevin Drum has four consecutive posts about Bush's bounce in the polls.
#6 Talk Left is talking about the RNS and, amazingly enough, Abu Ghraib.
#7 Tom Tomorrow writes that anyone who tries to use Kerry's Winter Soldier testimony against him is perpetrating 'Revisionist History'.
#8 Pandagon frightens themselves with the Newsweek and Time poll results and continues the 'Republicans = racists' crap.
#9 Tapped insists that Iraq should follow the economy on the list of campaign issues and bitches about the Texas delegation at the RNC.
#10.1 Oliver Willis is currently down. Maybe he pulled a Sullivan and switched parties, thereby causing a million small voices in the universe to cry out in fear, collapsing his site.
We'll check back with him later. Until then....
#10.2 Orcinus is on vacation, sooooooo
#10.3 Ahhh, digby at Hullabaloo is really pissed that the Navy might be investigating Kerry's medals and goes on to try and rally the troops for Kerry after Bush's bounce.
I didn't see Juan Cole on the TTLB anywhere, but FYI, he's still talking about the 'Israeli spy' case and counting the months and the dead in Iraq.
Sadly, I cannot speak for the next 8 (or 10) leftie blogs as I just don't have the time. Once you get this far down in the blog-ecosystem, you kind of have to go through all the blogs because the left leaning ones don't really stand out.
Why do I point to this? Because as I said, it's indicative of the political spectrums. By and large, the blogs of the Right are on this story. Michelle at A Small Victory is raising money for the victims of this terrorist attack. Most of the blogs on the right are expressing their outrage at the murder of innocent kids.
The Left? They're whining about Zell Miller and the RNC convention. They're bitching about Bush's poll bounce. And above all, they're insulting anyone to the Right of themselves.
As I said. Indicative.