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February 22 2005
Tuesday
The Blogs Must Be Crazy
Adriana Cronin-Lukas • Blogs & Blogging • Blogs in the media 
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Another late-found gem, which has now given rise to neo-Noonanites in the blogosphere. I will join them in saying that Peggy Noonan’s essay is the best explanation of blogging in one piece so far.

When you hear name-calling like what we’ve been hearing from the elite media this week, you know someone must be doing something right. The hysterical edge makes you wonder if writers for newspapers and magazines and professors in J-schools don’t have a serious case of freedom envy.

The bloggers have that freedom. They have the still pent-up energy of a liberated citizenry, too. The MSM doesn’t. It has lost its old monopoly on information. It is angry.

In great detail, the power of blogs is described. Well, I might add. And a few predictions are made.

Finally, someday in America the next big bad thing is going to happen, and lines are going to go down, and darkness is going to descend, and the instant communication we now enjoy is going to be compromised. People in one part of the country are going to wonder how people in another part are doing. Little by little lines are going to come up, and people are going to log on, and they’re going to get the best, most comprehensive, and ultimately, just because it’s there, most heartening information from . . . some lone blogger out there. And then another. They’re going to do some big work down the road.

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