Trojan Horse Blogging?

As Gabriel Sherman’s Roger Ailes book is now out, parts of it are getting spread around the internet. One of the more interesting tidbits is the allegation that the blog The Cable Game was actually an FNC front operation.

I frequently disagreed with what The Cable Game wrote. It was definitely pro-FNC in ways and to a degree that legitimate blogs like Johnny Dollar’s Place were not. I do consider it telling that the blog just up and died without even a farewell message. Even the most off the beaten path media blogs who had been at it for a year or more would tend to leave some sort of message saying that it was stopping and why. Another weird aspect is that the blog was set up not to be searchable according to its robots.txt file.

We’ll never know for sure if The Cable Game was indeed an FNC Trojan Horse Blog. But it would not surprise me if it was.

14 Responses to “Trojan Horse Blogging?”

  1. I have long suspected this place is a front for the snorkel industry.

  2. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    Nah, it’s sponsored by the Palau Department of Tourism.

    To be honest, were I younger and in better health, I’d be tempting in visiting the place.

  3. “It was definitely pro-FNC in ways and to a degree that legitimate blogs like Johnny Dollar’s Place were not.”

    ^^I don’t have the same faith in J$P that you do Spud. For all we know FNC could have a half dozen blogs under its wing. Hell, lately this blog has, more often than not, looked more like J$P than ICN-2.0.

  4. imnotblue Says:

    So the charge is that FNC did things in a different order?

    FNC had a cable network, and created a website to help promote it… versus the left-wing blue blogs which created a cable network (MSNBC) to help promote them?

    Who knew the order of operations was so key?

  5. You gotta be shitting me Blue…you can’t seriously be suggesting that a bunch of home brewed startup blogs that trumpeted progressive causes and liked MSNBC can possibly equate with a top down network run blog that promoted itself and ripped the other guys…ALL WHILE NOT DISCLOSING WHO WAS BEHIND IT…

    I like you Blue but sometimes you try just a little too hard…

  6. Shit even with hack sites like Media Matters, News Hounds, and Newsbusters…you know who is fronting the operation…sheesh..

  7. I barely remember the thing. Must have really sucked. Accusations, Fritz, make them, at least give some evidence. Do you have a list in your pocket of Communists in the State Department? Spud, even… for the love of Mike!

    As one who has been accused multiple times of being some kind of “plant”, I find these kind of smears particularly offensive. Hmm… If I were a tree, what kind of tree would I be?

  8. […] which closely follows the cable news industry, writes, “I do consider it telling that the blog just up and died […]

  9. Why did Billy Carter sell skunk beer?

    Why was Roger Clinton a druggie?

    Why did Dennis Kucinich’s brother rob a bank?

    (Hint for the last one, that’s where the money is)

  10. I think slimeball tried to talk with Newt Gingrich’s mother too.

  11. Nixon - niila niihpikiiookwa meentwasiaani Says:

    As one who has been accused multiple times of being some kind of “plant”, I find these kind of smears particularly offensive. Hmm… If I were a tree, what kind of tree would I be?

    I was accused of it too, Larry. Along with accused of actually being another poster using multiple names.

  12. Long time ago and far far away.

    Beating an old Trojan horse.

  13. Q) How do you make a Trojan horse?

    A) keep it talking.

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