I just finishing watching, via TiVo-delay, Meet the Press. Apparently, there are these people out there called “bloggers” who write about politics and other stuff on the Internet. More as this develops.

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  1. Ed says:

    I saw it live. Ironically enough, it came right after the discussion about the President’s characterization, by a former cabinet member, as “a blind man in a room full of deaf people.” I would assume that such a man, being unable to see the people in the room, would listen carefully to what the deaf had to say. I would further assume that the deaf would go out of their way to articulate, in vivid imagery, their views of the issues being taken up. I would also assume that the Secretary who authored these observations put himself among the deaf, where it would seem he belongs. And all of this dealt with by media luminaries who, at least in a couple of instances, seemed to be boasting of their lack of knowledge of the blogging phenomena. Sigh.

  2. richard says:

    Wolf man just interviwed commerce secretary Dean Evan’s about the O’Neal book. Did anyone keep track of the no comment count?

  3. I was disappointed that two definitions of blogging were offered.

    First, one guy mentioned folks who Comment on a majotr blog (like Deans’s).

    As a clarification, a second guy said that a typcial blog was “I woke up, skipped Chem class, and did xyz.”

    Commenting is a secondary activity, and the “influential” blogs are political/world news, not personal.

  4. James, I know you’re just being snarky, but most of America have no idea what a weblog is. I would be interested to know if they named any weblogs they read other than Instapundit.

  5. richard says:

    that was the first thought that went through my mind as well. any time any one mentions blogs, the word instapundit follows.

  6. James Joyner says:

    No, I know blogs aren’t that well known. But it’s amusing that the major media guys keep acting like it just started yesterday. If nothing else, the numerous stories over the last your or so in major print articles should have clued them in.