Final Day Donkey vs. Elephant

June 12, 2008

So, it’s that time. The comparison is about to come to an end. What have I learned? The first lesson is that I shouldn’t pick two blogs to compare based on their names. I liked the name Instapundit so I picked it as the Republican blog that I would follow. The main problem here is that a majority of the postings were not political. This made the comparison harder since it seemed to be apples and oranges most of the time. There didn’t seem to be many strong opinions for the posts that were political. If the posting was discussing something that might be detrimental to a Republican it was very short and trite.

As for The Daily Kos it was very political. Every story was about politics. If something might put a Democrat in a bad light the posting was long and gave counter arguements. It was very heavy handed when it came to Republican mistakes. This is an opinionated blog and proud of it.

What I really learned is that the two blogs, leaning different ways, discussed different stories. Very rarely did the two mirror any stories at all. In this way a completely different view of current events is portrayed. Unless you read both you’d miss a lot of news. Each glosses over what the other found important. These blogs might be nice supplements to other news sources but I wouldn’t recommend either one as a main source of information. Too much would slip through the cracks and opinions.

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