It began with a Baltimore Sun op-ed by Christopher Hanson [registration required; we recommend BugMeNot] which complained about bloggers in general and one blogger in particular:
Case in point: "The Dawn Patrol," Manhattanite Dawn Eden's preening report on Dawn Eden, iconoclastic neoconservative "petite powerhouse," illustrated with Dawn Eden glamour photos.
I yield to Dr Hanson's expertise on "preening," inasmuch as he is a Major Media Guy who is expected to do such as a matter of course, but otherwise this is so much ad hominem (ad feminam?) blather: what Dawn Eden looks like has no bearing on the quality of her reportage.
Just the same, I'm inclined to think a little glamour is good for us, even among those of us who would like to think of ourselves as iconoclasts, and bloggers of a similar bent who would like to engage in some modest mockery of Dr Hanson's mindset are invited to send their own "glamour photos" for inclusion herein.
Time and tides being what they are, it may be 24 to 48 hours before I get to your entry.
For the convenience of linkers, my original blog post on the subject is here.
Dr Hanson responds via email:
I am trying to be annoyed but am actually flattered by the attention.
Joel / Chez Joel
J Rob / J Rob's House of Opinions
Dennis / Vita Mea
Andrea Harris / Victory Soap
Janjan / With Issue
Fusilier Pundit / WeckUpToThees!
Julie R. Neidlinger / Lone Prairie Art Works
Dawn Eden / The Dawn Patrol
Kevin Walsh / Forgotten NY
Mike H. / Okiedoke
Rebecca / Doxology
The Proprietor / coffeegrounds
Wende / Evidently.org
Saint Kansas / SaintKansas.com
Michael Bates / BatesLine
Kevin McGehee / Yippie-Ki-Yay!
Chris Medlock / Medblogged
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