This spring has already brought about two weird, out of touch anti-blog columns from old guys.
First there was this Patrick Reusse piece, beautifully torn apart at Fire Joe Morgan. Reusse accentuates how easy it is to start a blog by concocting a hilarious scenario where a homeless man blogs the Twins.
Then today Steve Kelley really took bloggers to task. This column strikes me as especially strange because the most popular Mariners blogs – U.S.S. Mariner and Lookout Landing – operate on a higher plane than any newspaper. Kelley envisions his bloggers (or is it a chat room?) as "passionate, well-intentioned, if not quite well-informed."
What blogs are these guys reading? When I want the news, I pick up the newspaper. Well, yesterday’s news at least. But when I want intelligent analysis, I check out blogs and some select online columnists.