WHICH BRINGS UP THE POINT OF WHY
: The mainstream press, with some exceptions like The Economist, tends to ignore what blogging indicates to be a vast market of well-educated people hungry for openly
partisan commentary at a deeper
level of thought than USA TODAY ( not to knock USA, it serves it's readership well and is a quick overview of the news - sometimes that is what you need). I read " the other side " frequently usually starting with Tom Spencer
on HNN and I hear the same dissatisfaction being echoed about the mainstream media ( though Tom's complaint, like Eric Alterman's, is that the media are *not* liberal - an argument I find to be, at best, based upon semantics). I would think that there is money to be made with dead-tree versions of blogging or at least, newspapers with an intellectually sharper edge to their op-ed pages.