January 27th, 2005

Captain Ed takes on Jack Shafer’s surprisingly counterintuitive analysis of bloggery. Both of them make good points.

Inside payoff: Read Shafer’s list of blogs he likes and find which one is missing. It’ll make you glad to know that the rift must be real. If you know what I’m talking about, it’ll make you smile.

  1. Mark January 27, 2005 at 8:58 pm

    Please enlighten us, this sounds like good dish – who is he feuding with? Is it Alterman? Enquiring minds want to know…

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  3. Jeff B. January 28, 2005 at 1:48 am

    No fair playing cryptic. Who’s missing? Instapundit? Kos? Atrios? Jarvis? Damn your inside blogball!

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  5. Zebediah January 28, 2005 at 3:08 am

    Let’s see…he’s writing in Slate…doesn’t mention Slate’s resident blogger. Am I getting warm?

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  7. Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 5:20 am

    Slate’s resident blogger is Mickey Kaus, who is mentioned multiple times by Shafer.

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  9. Zebediah January 28, 2005 at 6:33 am

    D’oh!Back to Reading 101 for old Zeb.

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  11. Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 1:30 pm

    You may have regular commenters who will get your little dropped hints but any new readers coming this way from Shafer’s articles are just going to be pissed off that you didn’t even give the answer in your comments. Hmph!–Noumenon

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  13. Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 2:43 pm

    oh, you big tease! tell us, tell us.

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  15. Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 4:50 pm

    Daily Standard?

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  17. John January 28, 2005 at 5:56 pm

    There are lots of bloggers missing from Shafer’s list, including many that one would presume he must like and read frequently. Yglesias? Atrios? Kos? Kevin Drum? I don’t think any omission is, by itself, proof of a rift.

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  19. Anonymous January 28, 2005 at 6:04 pm

    Is there a clue here?http://slate.msn.com/id/2096976