Friday, November 28, 2008

blogs suck

looking over the memeorandum links about the events in mumbai both today and yesterday, i'm once again reminds me how useless blogs are when it comes to a breaking story. there's nothing stupider than a blogger watching the news on t.v. and then posting a series of "updates" that are essentially just stuff we could all read on a regular news site. other bloggers pick out stray details from these stories and spin larger truths out of them, never mind that those details are culled from initial reports that often prove to be completely unreliable.

the best political blogs are good for giving news analysis. blogs aren't generally very good at delivery news. it can be funny to watch some of these bloggers pretending to be authoritative sources of information when they're just getting it second-hand like everyone else.