Take a break from the battlegrounds for 5 minutes and laugh, Mr. Cole:
And on a different topic, one that relates (however tangenitally) to polical bloggers, Buzz Bissinger (author of Friday Night Lights, a superb book) lost his mind on Costas Live last week in a panel with Will Leitch, founder of Deadspin.com. Bissinger reminds me most of Willie Loman, it’s sad and repulsive all at once.
Opinion columnists and investigative journalism will never die. Without them, there would be no blogosphere at all. The newspaper medium is wasting away. Bissinger’s maudlin musings do not change the simple truth.
My favorite sum up of the dustup comes vie Fire Joe Morgan, in an excellent evisceration, my favorite line is this:
Picking a random blog comment and wielding it as a club to bash “blogs” is like picking a random romance novel off an airport bookstore shelf and saying, “This book sucks. Fuck you, Tolstoy — your medium is worthless!”