I'm traveling today and can post only lightly, so I'll leave these two questions: Are some "stars" of the conservative blogosphere, like some talk radio stars, afraid of their audience? Does their success give them a large reader following -- let's call it a "base"-- that they know insists on ideological purity on certain issues, with the result that the star bloggers fear offending that reader base?
We see this phenomenon, I think, in talk radio. Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity will pick up a conservative issue and flog it to death, hour after hour, day after day, never admitting the slightest possibility of a weakness in their position or a strength in opposing views. It's as boring as watching paint dry, but I suspect that Laura and Sean know they must throw nothing but red meat to their audience daily in order to sustain their ratings.
Now consider Michelle Malkin (and other prominent conservative bloggers) who so far have not said a word about a slimy post written by a person named Vox Day on the WorldNetDaily site.
Called As Seen has the rundown. Read his post and reflect on the deafening silence emanating from too many sites on our side of the blogosphere.