A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 30, 2010
Leftosphere (left blogosphere)

The “lefttosphere” is the “left blogosphere,” containing blogs of the political left. The term “leftosphere” has been in print since at least March 2006. A similar term—using Latin-- is “sinistrosphere” (since July 2005).

The opposite of leftosphere/sinistrosphere is “rightosphere” (since May 2005) or “dextrosphere” (since April 2005).

Wiktionary: Leftosphere
From left + -o- + sphere, perhaps by analogy with blogosphere.
Proper noun
the leftosphere
(US) Blogs on the political left, taken collectively.
2006 March 30, “SteveR” (username), “Re: Rumsfeld - Pre-9/11 Thinking”, in tx.politics and other newgroups, Usenet:
I know quite a few [marines in the] USMC, my kid was in Iraq. To the man,[sic] none of them fit the “clueless” stereotype that is propogated[sic] by the leftosphere.
2008 March 4, “O’Neil’s Faggy Prostate - SWEEPEAT!!!” (username), “Re: I. . . I just couldn’t do it!!! :_(”, in alt.sports.baseball.bos-redsox, Usenet:
Sure, you mention some of the good things to come out of the leftosphere - what’s the most recent “good” thing they have done? Hmm? All you mention is ancient history.

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Newsgroups: tx.politics, dfw.politics, or.politics, ca.politics, soc.culture.iraq
From: SteveR
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:34:34 -0600
Local: Thurs, Mar 30 2006 3:34 pm
Subject: Re: Rumsfeld - Pre-9/11 Thinking

I know quite a few USMC, my kid was in Iraq. To the man, none of them fit the “clueless” stereotype that is propogated by the leftosphere.

A Chequer-Board of Nights and Days
Making sense of the Blogosphere
Posted by Jon Henke on Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 11:11:45 AM EST
1. The Leftosphere jumped all over the apparent lie.
2. The Rightosphere pointed out that “two other teams that initially inspected the trailers” dissented from that view, which means the issue wasn’t quite as open and shut as the Post story would seem to indicate.

August 02, 2006
“Beyond The Pale”
Do not miss this bit by Stephen Spruiell (check the background link too) on FireDog’s “shoot first, fact-check later” mode of blogging. The left-o-sphere has been stinking up the blog-o-sphere in general. Not a good prospect in my opinion.
Posted by: topsecretk9 | August 02, 2006 at 08:29 PM

The QandO Blog
So will Democrats investigate this?
Posted by: mcq on Thursday, March 29, 2007
I await the clamor from the leftosphere for a Congressional investigation into the “culture of corruption”.

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And, Henke adds, “since the ‘macaca’ interpretation was consistent with the narrative that the Leftosphere had worked to develop over a long period, it was easier for the Leftosphere to frame it as they did.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Military/Religion /Health • (0) Comments • Wednesday, June 30, 2010 • Permalink