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Former BUFF driver; self-styled military historian; paid (a lot) to write about beating plowshares into swords; NOT Foamy the Squirrel, contrary to all appearances. Wesleyan Jihadi Name: Sibling Railgun of Reasoned Discourse

Monday, February 21, 2005

The Blogs Must Be Crazy!

Herewith, an excellent article by Peggy Noonan that explains the nature of opinion blogging, the importance it has for journalism and the explication of the truth nowadays, and the reasons the mainstream media (MSM) dislike bloggers so intensly. This will be an especially useful article for those largely unfamiliar with blogging. She writes:

That you get it free doesn't mean commerce isn't involved, for it is. It is intellectual commerce. Bloggers give you information and point of view. In return you give them your attention and intellectual energy. They gain influence by drawing your eyes; you gain information by lending your eyes. They become well-known and influential; you become entertained or informed. They get something from it and so do you.

Read, as they say, the whole thing.


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