Media Mathematics

EdDriscoll notes the irony of CNN’s coverage of two stories:

For CNN, what does 60 people protesting the Iraq war mean? Big news. How do they title an article that reports that the number of people with Weblogs is now in the seven digit range? “Study: Very few bloggers on Net”.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, CNN: you just made the point of my Tech Central Station article in a nutshell. [links omitted]

The article is worth a read as well.

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  1. Nice justaposition: pretty much says it all.