One thing that sort of chafes about all of the journalists who have jumped into the blogging thing with both feet is that they are woefully (and perhaps willfully) ignorant of the history of their forebearers. It’s as if there weren’t several years of heavy duty blogging (as we know it today) going on before they decided to invent this wonderful thing called blogging.

Josh Marshall, whose site I really appreciate, says “Who says there are no lefty blogs?” I hope nobody says that. Before 9/11, the whole weblog universe skewed heavily to the left. Granted, many of the leftish blogs were (and are) run by geeks who can’t stop themselves from commenting on current events, but when was it decided that in order to have a relevant blog you have to be part of the journalistic establishment?