Charlie Rose Interviews 4 Bloggers
February 21, 2005 5:52 PM   Subscribe

In a recent broadcast on PBS archived here 4 popular bloggers, Ana Marie Cox of Wonkette, Andrew Sullivan, Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit, and Joe Trippi had a pretty interesting session with veteran interviewer Charlie Rose. Three tiny but complete QuickTime segments...
posted by indices (15 comments total)
Does anyone outside the Washington Gossip Circlejerk actually read Wonkette?
posted by aaronetc at 6:35 PM on February 21, 2005

Oh, look, the Employees Of The Month got invited to sit at the manager's table! Be still my heart!
posted by jonmc at 6:48 PM on February 21, 2005

Ignore the haters. Interesting post, thanks.
posted by AlexReynolds at 7:18 PM on February 21, 2005

Apparently, according to Truth Laid Bear , Wonkette is getting 70,000 visits a day - right up there in the top 10 blogs?!

It seems that Bloggers are the flavor of the week...

This was cited on Alicia's blog :

Tahoe Daily Tribune

So even the country's local media are front-paging the power of bloggers. When one part of the reporting community is the story of the rest of the other part, you really have to stop to wonder?!
posted by Bacchanalian at 7:29 PM on February 21, 2005

i had considered making a post out of this when i saw the show. but it was on late and i was tired. good post.
posted by blendor at 7:40 PM on February 21, 2005

If it wasn't for the presence of Ana Marie Cox, I wouldn't have bothered with this post at all. She's been one of the smartest and most honest commentators on the Web since her days editing Anyone who can't see that is demonstrating a stunning lack of discernment.

Thanks for this one, indices.
posted by mediareport at 7:55 PM on February 21, 2005

Cool post.

According to jonmc, I wan't supposed to read this, but I did.

The internets do crazy tings, no?
posted by bardic at 7:58 PM on February 21, 2005

This 'blog' things is really taking off!

I used to love Wonkette, but it's become relatively one-note. It's still the best place for press-conference blogging and weird DC gossip, though.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 8:04 PM on February 21, 2005

Nice of PBS not to include any bloggers who might actually try to call either Reynolds or Sully out on their idiocy.

Last time an NPR station did that, staging a little surprise fight between sully and atrios, all sullivan could come up with was that Atrios was bad bad bad for using a pseudonym.
posted by Space Coyote at 8:07 PM on February 21, 2005

According to jonmc, I wan't supposed to read this, but I did.

Yes, I guarded it with a gun. I don't mind you attacking what I say, but try to make sense.
posted by jonmc at 8:26 PM on February 21, 2005

Ana has a great poke at Glenn Reynolds around 1:30 into the second clip:

Andrew was talking about this, what blogs allow you to do is you don't have to write the whole thing or to express an opinion [turns to Glenn], and I'd say Glenn is the master of the "Heh," the "Indeed," the "Read the whole thing." I wanted to start, actually, a blog celebrating Glenn called, which is basically the most common phrase on your Web site..."

Now *that's* comedy.
posted by mediareport at 8:50 PM on February 21, 2005

kinda funny that Sullivan (or Power Bottom as his ads read) hasn't commented on the Guckert thing at all.
posted by amberglow at 9:05 PM on February 21, 2005

Not funny at all. Sullivan's a pretty spineless twit. I wouldn't expect him to speak out, of any of them.
posted by AlexReynolds at 9:11 PM on February 21, 2005

Well, I suspect that given the response to his own scandal in the past (in which he was outed having a personal ad for barebacking), his response would be "It's none of your business."
posted by KirkJobSluder at 9:14 PM on February 21, 2005

I couldn't watch this show all the way through. Four guests all of whom like to talk all the time overwhelmed Charlie Rose and his one word per breath speaking style. He should have booked, say, Cox and Reynolds and that might have worked but instead everyone was fighting to get the next sentence out. Boring.
posted by billsaysthis at 10:16 PM on February 21, 2005

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