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In the spirit of those movie reviewers from obscure media outlets who tell us that some crappy movie released in January is the movie of the year, Gothamist would like to nominate the NY Times' John Schwartz for this gem, in his story about blogs reacting to tsunami news:

But the blogosphere's tendency toward crackpot theorizing and political smack down could not be suppressed for long.

Rad - with the NY Times laying this smackdown, it looks like 2005 will be the Year of Blog Backlash. And as far as we can tell, from what we know about getting served mostly from the "You Got F*cked in the Ass" episode of South Park, it could be on.