Defending the blogosphere
Bloggers can go to excess, but political blogging as a whole is beneficial to our society. Why? Bloggers can go further than the standard media in suggesting new and innovative ways at looking at problems. They can reject each others' ideas as having gone too far or being impractical, and most importantly they can confirm and add to the ideas of the blogger....
On that point, Radwanski says that newspapers cannot give a specific viewpoint except in the editorial column... he is wrong.
...The choice of what subjects are newsworthy, the prominence and positioning of information in the article and the headlines attributed to the article all clearly set out a viewpoint. The same concept is true for radio and television, as is most clearly shown by the CBC's anti-Bush stance.
So, I will read both, the blogs with their obvious passionate viewpoint, as well as the newspapers with their not-so-well hidden agenda.
Jonathan Usher, Toronto.
Excellent points, Jonathan!
BTW, an interesting rebuttal by RightGirl, H/T Rempelia Prime.
Gabby has also made some great observations in comments on my preceding post.