I can understand why would it be; having to defend oneself against baseless charges loses its entertainment value after a while, especially under these circumstances:
For the fifth time in the last six months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune and its columnists slandered us today
The columnist who is at fault, "Camille R. Gage," decided not to write about Rathergate (Power Line played an instrumental role in provoking Rather's fall), but about illegal aliens becoming registered voters in Racine, Washington. Apparently, "after a few phone calls," Ms. Gage "discovered" that the news was "false." A federal investigation is now taking place over the charges; why Ms. Gage does not disclose her sources is even more troubling than what she allegedly discovered from them.
This, in conjunction with other journalism scandals of late, reaffirms in my mind that blogs are increasingly necessary both as a new media source and as a means to counterbalance what takes place on other news sources.