Friday, December 02, 2005

Is the British blogosphere lagging behind the U.S.? :: Online Journalism Review

Paul Bergen says, yes, and that the reasons are that the British MSM is more polarized and the British people are less polarized. Not sure I buy his argument.

But I do agree that the major American media present themselves as the fair and balanced view from nowhere, as if that is possible.

My guess is that the British blogosphere lags because the Brits have a corner pub culture where the neighborhood gathers daily to chew the fat, argue politics, listen to the local pontificators, and read the newspapers. There is no such counterpart in the U.S.

The U.S. blogosphere is serving some of the functions of the corner pub culture.


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