Friday, July 20, 2007

Calgary Grit, Whig and Red Tory would all make good Columnists.

I repeat what I said the other day. I am puzzled as to why the MSM, the Canwest Global and Sun Media, in particular, have been loath try to recruit bloggers as columnists. It is as if the MSM would prefer to compete with blogs for readership on an equal footing rather than getting a leg up on them by poaching the most talented amongst them. Calgary Grit, Whig and Red Tory would all make good columnists and so too would Accidental Deliberations. Hell there might even be the odd Blogging Tory, but then again what would be the point of that. After all, what Sun columnist, for example, is not a blogging Tory in spirit? Anyway, this list is by no means exhaustive and by no means am I implying that to be suitable as a columnist a blogger has to be committed to one of the major parties. All he or she has to do is write and argue well.


calgarygrit said...

Thanks for the nice words.

But, truth be told, I don't have nearly the skill of a Paul Jackson so I think you're being too kind.

Red Tory said...

I stumbled across this while looking up something out of curiosity on Technorati.

Thank you very much for the kind remarks. It's always nice to get a favourable nod from a fellow blogger.