Back at the front
: Four years and one campaign after he started his pathbreaking, groundbreaking, backbreacking granddaddy blog of blogs, Ken (“We fact-check your ass”) Layne is back, blogging again. Bravo!
As we now know, what actually happened is the non-journalists figured out just how easy it was to crank out opinions. And instead of a million tough-ass reporters breaking and making news from wherever it happened, we’ve got a million little Jonah Goldbergs and Maureen Dowds, all typing their little opinions based on the same AP copy….
That so many of the bloggers are better than the Professional Columnists doesn’t make me feel any happier about the way this thing has shaken down. (There’s only a handful of good columnists in this country, along with many hundreds of awful clich