Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Sound and the Fury

[posted by Callimachus]

Well, I'm going to take a contrarian position here and say I think Joseph Rago's criticism of blogs in today's Wall Street Journal is trenchant and correct. Bloggers would do well to take the scolding to heart.

Just because he's "MSM" doesn't mean he's wrong. Much of the ire unleashed against him seems to feature prominently the phrase about fools and imbeciles, which, if you read the piece, is in fact a quote -- about newspapers. There's a big fat Christmas present sitting there waiting to be opened. I almost think Rago put it in there as a test case to prove how easily the bloggers react without reading.