A message to the peeps who know Zack Exley

This entry was posted on
Friday, March 4th, 2005
10:24 pm and is filed
under The Reality-Based Community.

If (I repeat if) Zack Exley is on his way back to the U.S. I would ask those who know him best (or even those who know how to get in touch with him) to work towards cornering him in the nearest non-smoking bar, so they may ask; “WTF are you up to?”

Earlier this week I emailed at least 10 high-profile left-leaning blogs in the U.S. about Zack’s new job with Bush-chum-Blair, and only *one* came back with a reply. Basically, I got blanked.

Two of the sites involved – Atrios and Washington Monthly – have now been dropped from my ‘sources’ list.

We help you; you help us. It’s not a specified deal as such, but we in the UK know that there are limits, and Exley has clearly operated outside those limits. And many ‘progressive’ blogs such as Atrios and Washington Monthly have clearly chosen to ignore those limits.

To put it another way…

If it comes down to this being a debate about reality, then if it ends up being a discussion about you in the US dealing with your own realities and leaving us in the UK to deal with ours after everything we’ve been through, then you can Fuck. Right. Off.

We’d love to care about social security and what not, we really would… but we have problems of our own right now that we thought you might care about, especially given everything we in the UK/reality-based community tried to do for America.

Mr Anti-Bush now works for Blair. That appears to be a reality.

Got no comment on that? Fine.

But I personally will not be linking to you if you don’t think Zack Exley working for the opposition is even worth mentioning.

You deal with your domestic issues, and we’ll deal with ours.

PS- Fcuk you very much.

PS2 – The last site to be removed from my navbar was Fark.com

Well done, Atrios and Washington Monthly; you’re in good company.

UPDATE – If you’re in the UK and a regular reader of a left-leaning U.S. blog, I’m going to ask you to send a link to this post to that blog. I’m feeling very ignored and quite pissed off at the moment. How much effort did we (collectively) throw at the US election? How right is it that reality-based blogs should ignore Zack Exley shilling for Blair?

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