Little Green Footballs

Friday, October 28, 2005

The name game

As long as we're on the topic of anonymity, here's a list of Pajamas Media "top bloggers" who choose to remain partially or completely anonymous:

  • Iraq the Model

  • Gates of Vienna

  • Manolo's Shoe Blog

  • Martin Solomon (a pseudonym)

  • Pamela of Atlas Shrugs

  • The Daily Brief

  • Israellycool

  • Neo-Neocon

  • Grim's Hall

  • "Rusty" of The Jawa Report

We at LGF Watch begrudge no one their right to blog anonymously. We also recognize that some people have excellent reasons for doing so -- the brothers responsible for Iraq the Model, for example, whose lives would certainly be in danger if their identities were revealed. (Though it's unclear how well the inclusion of so many anonybloggers will serve PJ Media if it achieves its goal of becoming a major news source; an MSM story that begins, "An anonymous blogger reported today that..." lacks a certain je ne sais quoi. But I digress.)

If every blogger were suddenly forced to reveal his or her real identity, the blogosphere would be a very different place -- and not necessarily a better one.

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