Before the war, the righty blogs had all the mojo. Reading Insty or Lileks or Mitch Berg's site was fun, because they were so damn giddy. They knew they had the momentum, they knew the big issue of the day favored them, and they were joyous.
Meanwhile, the lefty blogs were either dispairing or furious or, in my case (and a few more notable cases, like TPM), circumspect. The left knew we were on the wrong side of the White House door, and while not all of us opposed the war outright, most all of us were leery, to say the least, at the way the war was sold and prosecuted.
Fast-forward six months, and look around. Kos is at the top of his game, Josh Marshall is witty as Hell, Pandagon has found his voice, Atrios rules, and...well, pretty much any lefty blog you stumble into is sweetness and light, while righty sites grumble about media coverage and why people don't see things like they do.
And I realize something:
We've got the mojo now.
Jeff goes on to point out how righty blogs are stumbling, fixated on things like insulting France and whining about anti-Americanism. He's absolutely right - the BlogRight is full of stock entries, not fresh debate! For example, this post by Glenn, which Matt demolishes. Then there's Ezra's short, but devastating, big-picture view. Overall, it's a massive shift in tone, and it's a welcome one. The media is about two steps behind, but where the Blogsphere goes, they will follow, in time.