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.
3 hours ago
Please enlighten us, this sounds like good dish - who is he feuding with? Is it Alterman? Enquiring minds want to know...
No fair playing cryptic. Who's missing? Instapundit? Kos? Atrios? Jarvis?
Damn your inside blogball!
Let's see...he's writing in Slate...doesn't mention Slate's resident blogger. Am I getting warm?
Slate's resident blogger is Mickey Kaus, who is mentioned multiple times by Shafer.
Back to Reading 101 for old Zeb.
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!
oh, you big tease! tell us, tell us.
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.
Is there a clue here?
Who the hell is "Mark A.R. Kleiman?"
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