Blogs showcase some of the smartest, sharpest writing being published. Bloggers are unconstrained by such journalistic conventions as good taste, accountability and objectivity ? and that can be a good thing.
Overall, it’s a pretty blog-friendly piece. “We may be in the golden age of blogging, a quirky Camelot moment in Internet history,” the authors say, just after a paragraph about the potential overcommercialization of blogging laid at the feet of the Wonkette/Gawker-driven Nick Denton empire. (Whose sites, by the way, are proof positive that the supposedly cynical, media hip, spin resistant blogosphere can indeed be mightily swayed by bog standard marketing.)
But there is one odd note. There’s the inevitable capsule blurb about Instapundit, which notes that he writes 20-30 posts a day, “many of them fairly lengthy.” Fairly lengthy? Are they reading the same Instapundit as me?