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(The Prometheus Institute)   Don't confuse the popularity of political blogs with political relevance. Here comes the science   ( divider line
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412 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 May 2006 at 8:22 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-05-15 04:31:42 PM  
Science? Opinion does not equal science, submitter
2006-05-15 04:32:07 PM  
I hope he's right.
2006-05-15 04:36:39 PM  
Yet another blog bashing the sorry state of blogging.

It's like an ouroboros of patheticness.

/yes! Got to use "ouroboros" in a sentence!
2006-05-15 04:38:30 PM  
Here comes the science! Oh, the science is coming! Everyone make way for the science! La la la! Here it comes!

//still waiting........

Where is it?
2006-05-15 04:40:54 PM  
So a blog attacking other blogs

2006-05-15 04:41:56 PM  
If this is what people call science, no wonder they believe ID is too.
2006-05-15 05:05:21 PM  
Thanks subby. (adds to DO/DO NOT list)

1) DO NOT confuse your date's colon for a toaster oven.
2) DO shiate that's cool.
3) DO NOT confuse the popularity of political blogs with political relevance.
2006-05-15 06:55:51 PM  
The blogs didn't objectively analyze CBS's National Guard documents in the humanitarian interest of journalistic integrity.

Translation: I'd have gotten away with it too if it weren't for those darn kids and that dog!

Sheesh....get over yourself already. Rather got caught in a lie (not the first time either) and punted off air. The forth estate no longer gets a free pass to 'objectively analyze' everything into being the fault of some Conservative White Guy. Now their none too objective analysis has a rebuttal and they don't like it much.

Well too bad guys. Maybe instead of seeing this as an 'us vs them' issue, you could maybe see this as a challenge to tell a better and more accurate story. Instead of using the pulpit to try and fool us all into thinking that your politics are news, you'll start really BEING objective. Blogs became popular because people stopped trusting the mainstream press. When the mainstream press earns back that trust, blogs won't be as popular any more.
2006-05-15 08:24:20 PM  
Politics is perception, this thread is moot.
2006-05-15 08:35:24 PM  
Oh great, another libertarian rag tossing off another masturbatory "I'm sooo much more objective than thou" schtick and then proceeds with a series of ad-hominems and non-sequiturs. How original.

Why do Objectivists use stunningly subjective arguments?

/Discuss amongst yourselves...
2006-05-15 08:48:20 PM  
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: It's like an ouroboros of patheticness.

/yes! Got to use "ouroboros" in a sentence!

Congratulations. You've left me impressed.
2006-05-15 09:27:55 PM  
The problem with blogs is that the VAST majority of them don't do reporting. They give opinions (or analysis, even) of stories that appear in the "MSM."

That's a legitimate service, but to pretend that they will overtake media outlets which actually send reporters around the world is laughable.
2006-05-15 09:31:11 PM  
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: It's like an ouroboros of patheticness.

/yes! Got to use "ouroboros" in a sentence!

Congratulations. You've left me heading to
2006-05-15 09:39:02 PM  
I hope they replace Congress with a blog.
2006-05-15 09:39:03 PM  
The blogosphere will maintain the respect that talk radio currently commands. That is, they are popular, they are useful for specific purposes, but in the end, they are just rants.

The same can be said of all these new "libertarian" think-tanks, no?
2006-05-15 09:40:39 PM  

Why do Objectivists use stunningly subjective arguments?

My former roommate tried to claim that there was no such thing as objectivity--the guy was big into philosophy of sciences, but didn't get into grad school. I never could get him to understand why a subjective premise will obviously lead to the subjective conclusion that objectivity is impossible.

/don't remember the flawed premise
//it was definitely subjective
///not surprised he didn't get in
////only fixed grammatical mistakes in his statement of purpose
//didn't tell him the content was just well-written crap
//slashies make more sense than that farker ever did
2006-05-15 09:43:44 PM  
Crawdaddy The Farker

Did the "objectivity" debate include the drinking of alcohol?
2006-05-15 10:00:32 PM  
That was a treasure trove of cool words: hebdomadal, canards, nescient, myrmidons, desultorily...

I'm still not sure why he thinks objective journalism will relegate blogs to political fringes. (Quite a few of them are already on political fringes, and those who are interested in objective journalism aren't fueling blog popularity) Still, it was worth reading just for learning "nescient".
2006-05-15 10:03:49 PM  
Nice, and then I learn "ouroboros" from the thread! Thanks, MusicMakeMyHeadPound
2006-05-16 01:09:09 AM  
When reading blogs decrying blogs as irrelevant, I prefer to read them at Blogspot
2006-05-16 02:59:20 AM  
I'm sure that someone had an "objective" rebuttal to Tom Paine's "Common Sense" after it was printed.
2006-05-16 04:11:40 AM  
Money talks, bullshiat walks, complete story at eleven.
2006-05-16 04:14:12 AM  
This guy is like the guy who buys all his music at Blockbuster but thinks he can be as cool as the music nerds by pointing out that lots of live and indy music sucks. Face it, either you're enough of an enthusiast to wade through mountains of crap looking for good stuff, or you aren't.

2006-05-16 07:17:13 AM  
If only he posted aboot the blogs created by armchair libertarians (most of whom haven't looked past the "low taxes" or "legalize drugs" parts of the platform.)
2006-05-16 12:37:37 PM  
Were these the same people who thought that Ebonics was a real?

Sorry, talking like a douchebag no matter your race is just annoying.
2006-05-16 01:50:15 PM  
You guys are aware there is a difference between an advocacy organization/think tank that makes no claims to objectivity (the Prometheus Institute) and blogs which claim to be legitimate news organizations yet are not only biased, but completely disinterested in posting anything that contradicts their beliefs (which is the point of the article).
2006-05-17 12:05:33 AM  
I'm blinded!

By the lack of Science!

/ok, time to go to bed now
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