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chaumont58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 09:55 AM
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The Daily Howler may mute itself forever
In last Friday's post, Bob Somerby hinted he may give up the game.

snip:

"SABBATICAL: Note the cranky tone of this piece? Were totally sick of our cranky tone too! For that reason, were planning to take a significant break, from which we may not even return!"

en snip>

I, for one, hope he doesn't. The number of sites that can be trusted to tell the truth, the whole truth and and nothing but the truth, can be counted on one hand. On some days, on one finger. The loss of Somerby would be a big, big loss.
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Philostopher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 09:57 AM
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1. Somerby may have something else on the stringer.
Maybe he's got another project in the pipe, or plans to do something different that's just more positive in tone? One can hope.

I agree with you that I hope Bob Somerby isn't just bailing out. Daily Howler was the first serious left-wing website I found that led me, eventually, here.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 10:49 AM
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2. People who care about the Daily Howler should send Bob some

fan mail. He may still decide to quit doing it in favor of something that makes him some money (even idealists have to eat) but he ought to know how many people appreciate the work he's done with this project.

Thanks for letting DU know of his comment, chaumont58. A toast to you and to Bob Somerby!

:toast: :yourock:

A link to the site:

http://www.dailyhowler.com

e-mail address given at the site:

bobsomerby@hotmail.com
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SaintLouisBlues Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 10:53 AM
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3. Say it ain't so
Was the email I just sent him. Here's the site link from which you can email him words of encouragement:

http://www.dailyhowler.com/dh101303.shtml
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 11:06 AM
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5. Done
Said, we never can say THANK YOU enough: THANK YOU.

Asked about the book he was bringing out in 2004? If he needs a vacation or needs to go to the next level, fine. But we need his voice in SOME form. What about a role in President GORE's network?
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Terwilliger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 10:55 AM
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4. I certainly do understand the anger and frustration
completely :nuke:
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SeattleRob Donating Member (893 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 11:31 AM
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6. I'm sending him an email...
We really need him for the 2004 election.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 09:38 PM
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7. Come-on People,
Just saw that you're hinting at a sabbatical or "not coming back" with the Howler. I realize how exhausting it is to compile the details and details of refuting proof to all the wingnut junk out there, and you are INCOMPARABLE.

We never say "THANK YOU" enough: Bob, THANK YOU. If you're tired or are going on to other things, Godspeed. But I hope we won't lose your voice.

Weren't you having a book coming in 2004? What about a role in President GORE's network?

Anyway, you are MUCH appreciated.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 09:40 PM
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8. somerby@dailyhowler.com n/t
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-13-03 09:46 PM
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9. I sent an email on Friday
when he announced. Daily Howler is one of the things I HAVE to read every day. He has done such a good job--I spend hours reading those incomperable archives, too!--at getting past the bullshit and telling the truth. He is even great when I don't want him to be (the media's conflation of "uranium in Africa" and Wilson's Niger report)...

If he quits for good, it will be a huge loss.
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