Hands across the pond

The Guardian’s new opinion-and-blog site, CommentIsFree.com, is up and running and there on the front page is the creator of its foremother, Arianna Huffington.

I am frequently asked if the rise of the blogosphere is the death knell for Big Media. My answer is that Big Media isn’t dead; it’s critically ill but will actually be saved by the transfusion of passion and immediacy of the blogging revolution. Blogging and the new media are transforming the way news and information are disseminated, as evidenced by the number of traditional media outlets, like this one, dipping their collective toe into the blog pond.

Speaking of ponds….

It’s very British, as well it should be. But I think Comment is Free will make a great launching pad into the U.S., where The Guardian has become an antidote to FoxNews and an opinion leader.

(Full disclosure: I write for Media Guardian and consulted there last month.)

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  • rosignol

    But I think Comment is Free will make a great launching pad into the U.S., where The Guardian has become an antidote to FoxNews and an opinion leader.

    I thought NBC, ABC, and (especially) cBS were the ‘antidote’ to FoxNews?

    Sounds to me like British lefties don’t realize that Americans don’t like getting political advice from foreigners any more than they do.

  • Rich Banner

    Fox news Shmox news. You doth protest a lot about FOX. You’ve got ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, PBS … about 40 million people watching vs. a couple million for FOX. Relax…even lefties can blow a lead that big…can they?

    I bet the public school boys at the Guardian really appreciate that you’ve insulted them by implying that they are on the same journalistic standard as FOX news.

    I’ve got a better marketing plan for the Guardian to capture the US market. A personal letter marking campaign! Think of it, they could have bitter, old crusty socialists write letters to average Americans, convincing them one by one of true path to self-righteousness.

    Next time you are over there maybe you can mention this idea to the lads.

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