Hugh Hewitt’s column in tomorrow’s Daily Standard is called “The Information Reformation.” Hugh assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the left and right sides of the blogosphere, and concludes that the center-right is way ahead. One big advantage is humor:
Day by Day’s Chris Muir [is] the funniest and sharpest three panel political cartoonist at work in America today. Muir’s timeliness and productivity have created a large audience for him online, which is growing wider and wider as new blog consumers arrive in record numbers….Muir’s popularity further strengthens the center-right blogosphere’s vast humor advantage over the relentlessly profane, vulgar and snarling left. With James Lileks, Scrappleface, Fraters, and ProteinWisdom also at work on a near daily basis, Muir makes the center-right’s funny folks the blogosphere’s Globetrotters to the left’s Washington Generals
Hugh also praises Power Line News:
The second significant development is the recent launch of Power Line News by DAILY STANDARD contributors John Hinderaker, Scott Johnson, and Paul Mirengoff, who have been writing at their blog Power Line for years and who were Time magazine’s Bloggers of the Year in 2004 for their work in exposing CBS and Dan Rather as gullible victims of a crude fraud. But the trio is no longer content with exposing mainstream media absurdities. Now they are about replacing one of mainstream media’s remaining utilities: That of news aggregator and editor.
As the daily information avalanche keeps getting bigger and bigger, and the data mountains higher and higher, the need for sherpas increases. No one person can keep on top of it all, but the technology Power Line News harnesses puts the new media’s best content in a compact and easy-to-use display–basically mirroring the function RealClearPolitics performs for old media.
Well, we aspire to that, anyway. Check out Power Line News, if you haven’t already, and let us know how we can make it more useful to you.