Thursday, February 24, 2005

Bloggers are the new rappers

Josh Levin of Slate examines the parallels between rappers and bloggers. I don't pay that much attention to political blogs because the discourse is, well, not much of a discourse but this is an amusing piece:
Although bloggers and rappers are free to write about whatever they damn well please, they mostly talk to each other and about each other. That's partly because it's so easy to communicate with your fellow working professionals. If Nas disses you for not having a moustache, it's easy enough to come right back and tell him you slept with the mother of his child. When Markos from Daily Kos offhandedly admits that he doesn't read many books, Little Green Footballs steps up to hammer the softball.

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