It's true that blogs are up and coming and if you take a small sampling of the population, many people haven't caught on yet. (I'm sure Hugh Hewitt believes fifty percent of the population reads his blog) However, the numbers would probably be much higher for politically motivated individuals. MyDD speculates that by 2008, blogs might become the number one online source of news for Americans.
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MyDD notes that blogs are still read more often by the left: Partisan, Political Blogosphere Traffic Rankings (Crooks and Liars came in at #25. We are one of the fastest growing blogs on the net. :-)
Of the top fifty blogs that met the above listed criteria, twenty-six were on the right, and twenty-four were on the left. These twenty-six right-wing blogs combined for 6,077,648 page views per week, while the twenty-four left-wing blogs combined for around 7,918,437 page views per week. This is a roughly a four to three margin in favor of the lefty blogs, which has consistently been the margin between the two groups since I started these rankings in September. As a whole, these blogs receive more traffic than the websites of CNN, MSNBC and Fox News combined. By the 2008 election, blogs might become the number one online source of news for Americans. The rankings are in the extended entry.
via American Street on CNN's "Inside the blogs"
we dont know if youve been watching judy woodruffs inside politics for the past couple of weeks. if not, well save you the trouble.
....but mainly, and, hold on to your seats now, because were sure that the following will come as a shock to you, but during the past 15 days, inside the blogs has mentioned, quoted, or otherwise referenced literally twice as many conservative blogs as liberal blogs. and thats with the widest possible definition of liberal we can use with a straight face. lets look at the facts:
The Daily Show on: why blogs are more interesting than CNN
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