Around The Blogs

Every evening I take some time to check out some of the political posts and I thought I’d start to share a few of my finds with our readers.

Over at Election Projection they have an overview of the Presidential/Congressional races. This is a site well worth checking out every week.

Instapundit has  a critique of Obama’s commentary on fatherhood and black families.

Heading over to the more partisan sites we have a few posts on the elections. is (not surprisingly) unhappy with Obama’s views on national security while it is equally unsprising that the Huffington Post is unhappy with McCain’s views on the enviroment

Needless to say the views expressed by these posts don’t always reflect the views of myself or this blog (indeed given the diversity of the opinions it would be impossible for them to do so).

But enjoy some diverse reading.

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Author: PATRICK EDABURN, Assistant Editor

  • runasim

    I don’t mean to pick on Instapundit particularly, but his reaction to Obama’s ‘father’ speech is typical of a bad practice across the blogosphere. It’s obvious he didn’t bother to look up the entire speech but based his assessment on an excerpt, just like every other blog weighing in with criticism. Actually, the most important part of the speech, IMO, came after the oft-quoted excerpt.

    Bloggers criticize MSM relentlessly for the punditry and lack of informed commentary. Yet, many copy the exact same worst practices: video clip journalism and ‘gotcha’ politics.
    The blogs picked up by memeorandum are not often the most thoughtful or best researched; they are the flashiest and most provocative. They are often the written equivalent of the worst talk radio shows.

    It’s terrifying to think how many read their favorite blogs as if they were the authoritative final word on any subject. That they do just that is evident in the copycat phraseology in comments and even in copycat argumentation techniques.