11/01/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Right-Wing Bloggers Leave Their Stain On The Campaign

Four years ago to the month, right-wing bloggers were basking in the glow of their CBS Memogate caper. Fast-forward to the autumn of 2008, and the same bloggers are almost unrecognizable in terms of their shrinking clout.

Right-wing bloggers have been reduced to playing small ball. And even then, they're prone to Little League bloopers. Last week was a perfect example of how the conservative blogosphere's leading lights have been demoted to ridicule, simply because their efforts have become so thoroughly laughable.

For reasons that still elude me, the right-wing blogosphere's biggest names decided to rally around the monumentally trivial pursuit of trying to uncover who produced a little-known, anti-Palin YouTube clip that first appeared online earlier this month. Bottom line: Their hyped "investigation" failed to confirm a story that doesn't even matter.

Read the entire Media Matters column here.