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December 29, 2003

Bush for blogs?

Instapundit links to Colby Cosh blogging about the continuing struggle journalists are having with Bush’s comment that he doesn’t read the newspaper. Colby Cosh wonders how many Fortune 500 CEOs read the newspaper and thinks the number isn’t over 200. Instapundit asks ‘I wonder how many read blogs?’
If you think about it, Bush has a human blog, so to speak. Blogs take the most interesting and important stories of the day and dissect them, provide a wide range of opinions on them, allow you read the stories for yourself and, usually, allow you to leave your own comments on said news. Bush has a team of people who provide him with news stories, then provide their opinion on these stories, he can read the stories himself and define his own opinion based on all these things. It helps that he has some of the most brilliant people in the world ‘blogging’ just for him.

Posted by Karol at 01:21 AM |

“brilliant people blogging”
Exactly – of course the leader of the free world doesn’t have the time to read the paper… let alone the number he would need to read to get some balance. That’s why we chose leaders who know how to assemble a good team.
You draw attention to the fact that we all blog for each other as well. In that sense, the brilliant people are the ones who make a daily effort to learn and analyze, and that is why I was so disappointed in Camille Paglia’s dismissal of blogging as “bad prose”.

Posted by: michael parker at December 29, 2003 at 11:27 am

Kashei and Michael-very well said.
The other problem with journalists is that they are disconnected from normal Americans and are unduly influenced by the small left wing clich

Posted by: Jake at December 29, 2003 at 8:29 pm
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