Jul 22, 2008

Is blogging news?

So often have I read columns and op-ed pieces about the state of blogging and the general election. Bloggers such as Huffington Post and Daily Kos have made it their mission to bitch and moan about the mainstream press and their choice of which stories to print. The print media complain about bloggers' apathy and lack of fact checking. It's a strained relationship for sure. People who bitch about media bias can't seem to grasp that choice of news stories are based on market standards and not necessarily bias. And those elitists who scorn blogs don't understand that the internet viewing public would rather read the opinions of someone with a fifth grade reading level than William Buckley. That's why O'Rielly is so popular.

I make no pretencions about Erik's Ramblings. When I do write about events past or present I'm just taking information already set by the mainstream press. Why should I have to do all the leg work after all? Thanks to them I get to spout off my opinion about any and all subjects, cause I'm arrogant enough to believe that my thoughts are worthwhile reading. Why I'm not sure. I have issues.

So thank you mainstream press for keeping mildly coherent thoughts alive and well on the blogsphere. You maybe a bunch of pretentious douche bags, which makes it easier to rip you off, but I am grateful. And to you bloggers who make a living whining about everything that you're not good at I thank you for trying to be the check and balance of the press and believing you're telling people something they don't already know. Keep the faith fearless guardians of truth whoever you may be.

That was a long post about nothing.

"A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'" - William F. Buckley, Jr.


grace said...

I personally make up everything that I blog about. Is that wrong???

It's a good thing I'm so brilliant that everything my mind comes up with turns out to be the truth :)

JLee said...

I like the way you summed it all up in that last sentence. ha