UNSEEN BLOGGER: … and that’s when I decided it was time to start my own site.
KING (Thinking): There are too many legitimate bloggers in this room.
UNSEEN BLOGGER #2: Sounds like you made the right decision. You’ve been doing really well lately.
UNSEEN BLOGGER: I got lucky. Atrios linked to me last October and a lot of the visitors kept coming back.
KING (Thinking): Everything I’m doing to convince the Associated Press that my credentials are legit will be easily detected by these guys. I need to thin the herd a little.
UNSEEN BLOGGER #2: So what do you do about comment spam?
UNSEEN BLOGGER: I grit my teeth and pull out my hair. A lot.
KING: Hi there.
SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Can I help you?
KING: I don’t want to alarm you, but you see that guy wearing the blue-and-green striped T-shirt? I thought you guys should know… he’s not a real blogger.
SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: He’s not? What is he?
KING: He’s a web cartoonist.
SPOKESMAN FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Security!