Defunct Blog Increasingly Influential
John Sides and Eric Lawrence begin an LAT piece on the importance of political blogs, “Who listens to blogging heads?” thusly:
Daily Kos. Little Green Footballs. Talking Points Memo. Instapundit. Firedoglake. Captain’s Quarters. These are among the thousands of political blogs that are increasingly a factor in U.S. politics.
Given that Ed Morrissey shuttered the last of those months ago to join Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air group blog, it’s hard to see how it CQ could possibly be “increasingly a factor” in much of anything.
The rest of the article reports on a 2006 survey of blog readers that tells us that, two years ago at least, people who read political blogs tended to read blogs that reflected their own political views. They add the caveat that, “We don’t know if blogs polarize their readers, or if highly ideological readers gravitate to blogs that reflect their partisanship.” My guess: Yes.