Blog comments are not posts

There’s a bit of a fuss going on in US politics. You can read the details at Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard. The alarming aspect is that Bill Clinton’s ex-lawyer has angrily pointed the finger at bloggers. He can’t (or doesn’t want to) distinguish between bloggers and commenters. Here’s an extract from Scott’s post:

…he cites a list of five examples of "the type of thing the liberal
blog sites have been posting about Joe Lieberman" "emotional
outbursts by these usually anonymous bloggers."

However, every single one of his examples is actually a comment
on someone’s blog …

… They’re not "things" the "liberal blog
sites" have been "posting"; they’re things various random passersby
have posted.