S/SW blog philosophy -

I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

My observations and commentary are on people and events in politics that affect the USA or the rest of the world, and stand for the interests of peace, security and justice.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Going Public: Putting a face with the name

There were a number of opportunities recently to see some of my favorite bloggers in person on television. Markos Moulitsas, has a nice face. He comes across as open and available. "Wonkette" was visible on a panel on C-SPAN recently and audible on Don Imus this morning, brassy and funny each time. In stark contrast Juan Cole (the erudite professor who keeps us the most well informed on Iraq via his voluninous and detailed ) visited in a very low key way with Charlie Rose on PBS last night. If my above "friends" are not careful they will blow their covers over the MSM. But I don't worry much that they will get co-opted. Each of them, and others I've seen recently, are my favorites just because they seem comfortable in their own skins, and have something significant or entertaining to say over and over again. And I go more and more public with my blog, hoping that I have something interesting to say, or at least an entertaining way to say it. We'll see, huh?

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