Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Let's Twist Again

Joe Hallett, who currently holds the title of Senior Editor over at the Dispatch, tossed off a couple of lines dismissing blogs, and us bloggers took the bait and responded. It's been pointed out that his comments were misleading, not well-balanced, uninformed, and unintentionally ironic.

Now, it's true that the only reason I know who Joe Hallett happens to be is that I blog about politics and I link to some of his stories. I don't think I'm exactly an ideologue, but I'll wear that mantle sometimes. I don't think I'm an echo chamber, but at times like this I guess I am commenting and meta-commenting on the same story as my peer blogs. So I guess there are some suggestions I can take to improve upon my role in the political landscape of Ohio. There's at least one suggestion, however, that he didn't make, and I think it's at least as important:

The worst thing I could do to this blog is to start worrying about what Joe Hallett might think about it.

3 comments:

Cajun said...

Joe Hallett is not worth worrying about. You made the right call on this one.

Jill said...

Touche.

bonobo said...

What can I say? I do care what y'all think. I look at it in much the same way as I do religion - if I'm true to my values, that'll eventually be good enough for the arbiters of worthiness.

Or it won't.