A blogger will accept his mission unquestioningly. You will hammer home the point about the possibility that the next President might get to make some important nominations for the Supreme Court.
The permissiveness for columnists often reminds his audience of the passage in the aforementioned Miller book (again on page 285) that goes: "This often encouraged explosive recklessness and dangerous exhibitionism, . . . ." ("Capt. Willard, are my methods unsound?")
Would a rogue columnist be reluctant to challenge his audience to imagine President Obama saying to Rupert Murdock: "Please, I'll do anything you ask if you will please, please, please quash this story."?
Wouldn't Freddie Francisco (from Berkeley CA), also known as "Mr. San Francisco," also approve?
Bloggers will not be free to point out that the 2011 Presidential Election is shaping up to be a competition between an extreme Republican and a moderate Republican seeking reelection.
Is the Red Barron's mantle of invincibility greater than Obama's reelection chances?
How many unearned electoral votes will the electronic voting machines award to the Republican candidate? Will it be five or six? Was "Dirty Harry" a fighter pilot in WWII?
The chances that the average voter won't be as effectively represented in the Debt Ceiling crisis debate as will the folks in the "no millionaire left behind" squadron suggest to this columnist that he should make a concerted effort to do the fact finding that would be needed to frame the Debt Ceiling issue in the form of a basic plot paradigm from the film noir genre. (Maybe not today. Mayby not tomorrow, but some day soon.)