Sunday, September 19, 2004

If it were all so simple!
If only there were evil [bloggers] somewhere
insidiously commiting evil deeds,
and it were necessary only to seperate them
from the rest of us and destroy them.
But the line dividing good end evil
cuts through the heart of every human being.
And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
Alexander Solzhenitsyn [with poet’s permission bloggers inserted]
Another Alexander, John Alexander,

The Blog, The Press, The Media:
THE big loser from the election debate on Sunday night was the ABC, which was marginalised by managing director Russell Balding's curious decision to run the political set piece at 10pm.
. Predictably, no one was watching. It was boring enough the first time around on Nine. Diary understands Balding didn't want to run the debate at all, believing the restrictions imposed by the Government compromised the ABC's independence. He came up with the compromise at the 11th hour. ABC political correspondent Jim Middleton dutifully fronted the replay – minus the comment by Laurie Oakes that Nine was happy to be "the national broadcaster". Privately though, Middleton was livid about the delay, as were most of Aunty's journalists.

Minus the comment by Laurie Oakes that Nine was happy to be the national broadcaster [ How do you know when the best part is over? Restoration Hardware opens in the neighborhood It’s hard to digest revolutionary change]
• · Hansard study of political blogging
• · · Small town California experiments with citizen journalism
• · · · See Also Do bloggers really rely more on other bloggers than old media?
• · · · · Blogs, Political
• · · · · · Search Engine Room Search Day