To pick only 8 out of the thousands that have sprouted in the English blogosphere alone is a daunting task. That it is quite arbitrary should also be obvious, since neither of my 3 friends I asked has heard about any. You may have heard about their blogs though, so we take it upon ourselves to present them – and we’ll do it our way .
- Markos Moulitsas - Daily Kos. Considered on the left side of the political spectrum, this blogger likes to take on conservatives, which – interestingly – led to a ban on appearing on MSNBC, which he described as booted from the network because of a Scarborough temper tantrum.
- Michael Arrington – TechCrunch. Apparently he’s got a reputation for blowing a fuse and “mowing down friends and enemies alike”. I’ve read his blog, but did not see that. The other title, “Silicon Valley’s current kingmaker” seems equally overblown. Quite possibly, Newsweek is afraid of being trashed by him as well .
- Michael Wolff – Vanity Fair. “has made a career out of antagonizing journalists, keenly understanding that if you make your media peers mad enough, they’ll eventually respond—most likely with a link to your blog” – It sounds like this dude feeds off journalists low in self-esteem. Obviously, this is a profession dying a slow and painful death since the 80s, but why would they favour a blogger who blog starts with the word “vanity”? How subliminal can you get?
- Michelle Malkin – hotair. She is labeled a “conservative blogger”, though what Newsweek calls “incendiary” and “vitriolic” comments seems more like commons sense to me (i.e., calling both GW Bush and Obama “corporate socialists”). This is the last “M” blogger. On with the rest of the alphabet.
- Andrew Breitbart – BigGovernment. Former Drudge Report, conservative & Tea Party celebrity; described as confrontational. The again, who isn’t?
- Perez Hilton – PerezHilton. Learn from him how to milk a scandal. (pic)
- Andrew Sullivan – TheAtlantic. As gay, conservative and openly Catholic (sic), he advocates limited government, criticizes morons on both extremes of the political spectrum (assuming a single plane), yet he avoids the “libertarian” label.
- Sandra Rose – sandrarose.com. Politics, fashion and hip-hop. You go, girl!