Fat Steve's Blatherings

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

I am too damned longwinded

      The monster post below [the one about Mr. Farrell, I mean] started out as a post that was going to be titled "In time, maybe we can replace the Main Stream Media", and was going to read something like:

      Over at Instapundit, the Blogfather was responding to someone named Henry Farrell, who had been criticizing him.  It seems that Mr. Farrell believes that Prof. Reynolds has been claiming, or ought to have been claiming, that the blogosphere can replace the Main Steam Media.

      Well we can't, today.  But look at the stories coming out of Asia concerning the tsunami disaster.  Bloggers are getting more and more information out, and faster, than the MSM.  News channels are running video that was up on the web hours earlier.  Bloggers are helping to co-ordinate relief efforts. Etc.

      Give us a few years, and cheap enough bandwidth, and I think we'll have the blogospheric equivalent of UPI/Fox News.  Individuals in various places will post words and video on local events, and the agency will review, sort, and call attention to their output.


I was also going to insert the following links in the text:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/03/international/worldspecial4/03bloggers.html?ex=1105729008&ei=1&en=ce7ec5515842d26d&partner=rssuserland

http://www.buzzmachine.com/archives/2005_01_03.html#008785

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6777685/#050102

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6738244/#041228

http://www.buzzmachine.com/archives/2004_12_28.html#008753

      "Hello, my name is Stephen, and I'm addicted to blathering."

      (Reply from 12-step group) "Shut up, Stephen!"

THE SAUDS MUST BE DESTROYED!

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