Thursday, November 20, 2008

Homage To Drudge - And Speaking Of...

There's a reason why Matt Drudge's "Drudge Report" is my homepage. Drudge provides clear, concise teaser headline links to an eclectic mix of news being reported throughout the U.S. and the world. Take a moment to browse Drudge and you'll have a better idea of what's going on in the world than someone who hasn't.

Drudge is also a one-stop source for media related bookmarks. Newspapers, magazines, columnists, pundits... Drudge provides the links - categorized and alphabetized! All inclusive? No. Pretty damned impressive...? As Gov. Sarah Palin would say, "You betcha!"

Yep. Bottom line, even if you don't set Drudge as your homepage, make sure you bookmark the site for ease of multiple daily visits.


What do I read? I start each day with the Wall Street Journal. Though most of the daily content as well as the archives are "subscriber only," the online editorial page, Opinion Journal, is a freebie and I say Amen to that. I've been reading the WSJ since high school - graduating Pearl River (NY) High, class of '81. It is my firm belief that if every American took a half hour or 45-minutes a day to browse/read the WSJ, this democracy of ours, this Republic, might stand a chance of surviving this century intact and indeed prosper and fulfill the Founders' dreams rather than decline and retract as I fear we will. (But that's a subject for another thread...)

Other than the WSJ, my daily browsing consists of The Financial Times (also in large part subscriber only), Investor's Business Daily Editorials, Real Clear Politics, and a whole host of other newspapers, magazines, and straight cyber-publications. I also spend a fair amount of time browsing/reading various Think Tank white papers and opinion pieces. With all due respect to journalism, whenever possible I bypass reporters, editors, and columnists and go straight to original source material. I urge others to do the same.


This brings me to the "informational" aspect of this thread posting:

Unlike many bloggers, I'll be utilizing the COMMENT SECTIONS of my various threads to advance my "messages" far more than I'll be using the blog's front page thread posts. As I noted in my previous thread, "Hmm... I've Never Been A Bloghost," I intend this site to be a place where ideas and information are shared. To my way of thinking, the best way to encourage this is to give people a reason to visit this blog other than just to see what new threads are posted.

We'll see! Either this technique will work or it won't. Let's give it a try!


Rodak said...

If only Sarah Palin had been ready with so impressive and extensive a list, eh?

Carl said...

I must sadly report that I have cancelled my subscription to The Wall Street Journal. After doing away with the iconic columns, after the "feminization" of the paper to attract more women readers, after adding color and pictures, after shrinking the size of the pages, after being sold down the river (or should I say down the outback) by the Bancroft family, after inserting ads on the front page, the final insult came when they moved my favorite column (Tastings, i.e. the wine column)from Friday's edtition (which I have read religiously on the train for the past 10+ years) to the Weekend edition, which I never read! I have a copy of the WSJ from 1995 when my daughter was born. It is very sad indeed to see what a great paper it once was.

William R. Barker said...




Never fear - I am here! I'll keep you up to speed while you "punish" the WSJ for their transgressions against you.