This is from The Times Online:
Even the best blogs are parasitic on what their practitioners contemptuously call the Ã¢â‚¬Å“mainstream mediaÃ¢â‚¬Â. Without a story to comment on or an editorial to rubbish, they would have nothing to say.
Most blogs have nothing to say even then. Without editorial control, they are unconstrained by sense, proportion or grammar. Almost by definition, they are the preserve of those with time on their hands. Blogs have a few successes in harrying miscreant politicians or newspapers, but they are a vehicle for perpetuating myths as much as correcting them.
<sarcasm>It’s reassuring to know that this comes from the Murdoch-owned press.</sarcasm> I could rip this to shreds – as could every blogger – but I just cannot be bothered.