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Lady Justice

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 24, 2008


Atop the Old Courthouse in Sylva, NC

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How Many People Read Blogs?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 24, 2008

The short answer, according to PEW, is 11% of internet users regularly read blogs, and 58% don’t have a clue. The funniest observation is that 5% of internet users blog on a daily basis…so that means about half of people who read blogs have one themselves.

Okay, fine. 11% of what number?

According to World Internet World Stats, that would be about 247 million Americans who use the Internet, which would lead me to the number of 27 million daily blog readers in North America. I find that hard to believe.

The last time such a study was released, it was claimed that 8 million had blogs, and 32 million read them, and even then, it was hard to believe.
Another survey from Hostway.

I note that even now, some of the bigger blogs like Daily KKKos gets just under a million hits a day, and a certain percentage of those hits are multiple hits from people reading the various dairies in the site. Of course, that doesn’t take into account those who read via the RSS Feeds…but it can’t be that many.

I suspect that many who said they read blogs really don’t know what a blog is, or read blogs on Legacy Media websites, like CNN, MSNBC, FOX, or the various newspapers.I don’t consider those blogs as part of the blogosphere.

I hope there is more forthcoming from this survey, and I’d like to look at their methods and how they asked the questions. I suspect we may never really get a real answer to  the question posed in the title of this post because of advertising concerns.

It would be bad for business.

Hat Tip: Digital Inspiration

For the Geek Impaired…Hat Tip is blogger short hand for…”and this is what I was reading when the urge to blog about it hit me”

I wonder how many bloggers suffer from OCD?

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Democratic Activists Store Urine To Attack Police

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 24, 2008

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Just how sick are these people?

A new kind of warning has come up about protesters gearing up for the Democratic National Convention. Denver firefighters have learned of a house full of urine being stored to throw at police. An internal memo is warning first responders that disgusting acts are a significant concern. Protesters in other cities have used urine and feces filled balloons to throw at police and there are concerns that could happen during the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Denver City Councilman Doug Linkhart has proposed an ordinance to keep protesters from carrying the so called urine bombs or other liquids in the protest areas.

Source: Gateway Pundit

Commentary

Attention lefties. This will not win you friends or influence people to do anything other than stomp your sorry face into the ground, or get you shot if you do it to the wrong person.

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Media: Sexual Impropriety Is Okay For Democrats Why They Refuse To Cover Edwards Love Child

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 24, 2008

Yesterday, I ran a story from the National Enquirer (courtesy The Drudge Report) about John Edwards spending the night with his mistress, and the Legacy Media did not.

Jack Shafer at Slate has a story on the non-story:

When the original Enquirer story about the affair with Rielle Hunter came out, Edwards categorically denied the relationship, stating: “The story is false. It’s completely untrue, ridiculous.” As he rejected the Enquirer‘s charges, Edwards was making his wife and their marriage a central component of his campaign. If Edwards had had no affair, he wasn’t a hypocrite, not then and not now.

But if Edwards had an affair and lied about it, shouldn’t he suffer scrutiny akin to that of Craig? At least three-dozen daily newspapers in the United States published the Craig news the day after the Roll Call scoop, according to Nexis, but this morning not a single U.S. daily mentioned the Enquirer piece.

Source: Slate

Commentary

I can guarantee you if John Edwards had been a Republican, every person on the planet would know about it, and would know the name of his illegitimate child.

The Legacy Media is very biased about what they report, and act as Gate Keepers to protect their fellow travelers. This is why newspapers are hurting, and part of the reason the network news are losing viewers. People are catching on, and seeking the news themselves on the Internet…at least the younger ones.

**update** 4.41 AM

Thanks to Jon Ham at Right Angles for linking to me!

Also, John in Carolina has a good piece on the Raleigh News & Observer ignoring this story.

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