s skippy the bush kangaroo: simply the best

skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, June 19, 2006

simply the best

the best analysis in blogtopia (and yes, we coined that phrase!) is david neiwert's at orcinus.

read his musings on why ykos worked, and blogs will keep working:

what really aggravates pundits like [Maureen] dowd -- who often earn their astonishingly powerful chunks of media real estate not so much through actual journalistic or writing merit but through a combination of luck and deviousness -- is that their influence is being diminished by people who, for heaven's sake, have no more qualifications than they do. and their evident success as opinion-makers based on their merits as writers and analysts, rather than their elite positioning atop the media heap, undermines everything that the pundit class is all about.

what dowd doesn't get -- and which precludes her from comprehending what the hell this blogging thing is all about -- is why these bloggers exist in the first place.

and it's because of people like her.
posted by skippy at 6:29 PM |


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