Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quick Hits V: Why Liveblogging Sucks

Although I already was leaning in that direction, the Fort Hood Massacre has convinced me that liveblogging can be an especially dangerous form of narcissism. I happen to like Allahpundit over at Hot Air even if this blogger's politics and mine could not be more different, but the sheer volume of inaccurate information and inane speculation that he spewed in the span of a few hours on the shoot 'em up at the Army base was incredible.

Bloggers like to brag about how much they get right that the MSM gets wrong,
and that can be the case. But Sweet Mother of Bejeebus, can't we be a little more aware of the pitfalls of appointing ourselves as blogging Walter Cronkites when we have no special sources or insights beyond what anyone with a cable TV or a cell phone has?

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