‘Blog’ is the #1 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Inc. has announced that “blog” is the most searched-on word from its sites:
Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks,” was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year…
Springfield, Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster compiles the list each year by taking the most researched words on its Web sites and then excluding perennials such as affect/effect and profanity.

The full list is:
1. blog
2. incumbent
3. electoral
4. insurgent
5. hurricane
6. cicada
7. peloton
8. partisan
9. sovereignty
10. defenestration

Which, of course, absolutely demands that we rise to the challenge of using all ten words in a sentence. Here’s my entry:
In 2004, while the vast peloton of the mainstream media peddled furiously onward in an electoral campaign aimed at the defenstration of incumbent President Bush, the insurgent forces of the blog world unleashed a hurricane of criticism on the media itself, plaguing Dan Rather and other liberal talking heads like a swarm of cicadas, slowly but inexorably devouring Big Media’s sovereignty as sole arbiters of Truth and exposing them as the partisan hacks we always knew them to be.
Additional suggestions welcome; leave yours in the comments!