21 March 2010

Blogs: The new newspapers

See? I go with a title and nix text and into my net swims a killer comment.

OK, yes yes, Branestawm Badass don't count but he is part of my master plan towards world blog domination.

One day a UR-Leavisite will point out that the trick is to see past the corfucian nonsense and turn it on its head and read the *comments*.

Muah ha ha .. no, type this way, Master.

Here is exactement what I'm talking about.

The bait went in less than an hour ago and look at the whopper I've landed.

"Lord Northcliffe's genius was a dramatically expanded application of the methods of fiction - plot and narrative - to newspapers.

The older format of small print front-to-back left the reader room to choose their news.

Northcliffe provided stories; reduced choice.

The internet restores the buzzing blooming confusion, erodes authority, requires me to do the work..."

Dept of You will, Oscar: "News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising." - Lord Northcliffe

1 comment :

Simon Baddeley said...

Lord Northcliffe's genius was a dramatically expanded application of the methods of fiction - plot and narrative - to newspapers. The older format of small print front-to-back left the reader room to choose their news. Northcliffe provided stories; reduced choice. The internet restores the buzzing blooming confusion, erodes authority, requires me to do the work...