Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Blog Comments:

I haven't been reading blogs that long, and I've only been writing one for a couple days, but I'm going to comment on other people's blogs none the less.

First up is the "Blogfather" consistently rated as the most influential blog. InstaPundit.Com is a blog that is pretty much a main stream Republican publicity outlet. Think of it as Rush Limbaugh for the internet. There's the occasional original thought, as long as there isn't some kind of established party line. Most of the original opinions expressed tend to be about technology, and issues related to technology.

I check this blog quite a bit, just to see what the official Republican position is, and to get links to other blogs. This blog itself doesn't have a lot of original political thought, but some of the blogs which it links to do. Also gets points off for not allowing comments. Which is kind of hypocritical of me, because I don't have comments. Mostly because I don't know how to do it yet.

Expect a lot of mindless cheerleading for President Bush, especially on taxes, and business policies. As far as I have seen there hasn't been any deviation from President Bushes policies on an important issue. Check this one if you want to see the consensus on the right, which is probably why this is ranked as high as it is. This blog is an almost exact complement of Eschaton. If you read both of them side by side your brain would probably cause them both to exactly cancel each other out much like political matter and anti-matter. It's kind of funny to me, because they both seem to spend a lot of time criticizing the other side for things that their side does, and defending their own side for the same behavior.

For instance, if Clinton had passed the Medicare prescription drug benefit I bet Instapundit would have screamed bloody murder, and Atrios would have thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. But because Bush passed it the shoe is on the other foot. The main difference between the two is that Instapundit acts more as a major media outlet then a blogger.


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