If any more proof were required that nobody reads Gristmill, it came this week. You may recall that almost a month ago, I discussed the merits of Barack Obama’s scheme to give the auto industry help with their healthcare costs in exchange for more research on fuel-efficient cars. Then last week, I posted Obama’s speech on energy independence — mere hours after he delivered it!
Days later, Kevin Drum discovered both the scheme and the speech via some shady fly-by-night "news agency" called Knight Ridder. "News agency"?! It’s the age of blogs, dude. Look it up.
Then Matt Yglesias picks it up, also citing an old Prospect article by the Reapers on the subject — and conspicuously failing to cite my response to said article. Then Oil Drum picks it up "courtesy of Kevin Drum" — scarcely a grist or a mill to be found.
Clearly something is badly broken in the blog world. And that something is that I’m insufficiently famous and revered.