Here’s a question for the readers of this blog. From time to time I get emails about various news stories that people think I might be interested in, and I appreciate getting those emails.
Today I got one about the scripted Q&A between the president and U.S. soldiers. I didn’t blog about the story because by then I’d already seen it on half a dozen of the top liberal blogs. At that point I figured, I didn’t need to blog about it.
I’ve had a tendency to do that alot in the last few months. If I see something already covered on several of highly trafficked blogs, I usually end up deciding not to post about it, because I figure it’s being covered widely enough already. So unless I have a wildly different take on it, I leave it alone.
But sometimes I wonder if that isn’t a silly sort of semi-policy to have. Is it? I’m not sure how many readers here also read some of the bigger blogs, but I assume — given the size of their readership and that their traffic accounts for 99& of political blogging traffic — that most people who read political blogs, or read blogs at all, read at least one of them. So if several of them are all over a story, it seems redundant for me to jump in as well.
Does that makes sense, or am I just being silly?