reverse cowgirl once again has the best critique around of the smarly little “chat” between Sullivan and Andersen at Slate:
under the MSN umbrella, Anderson and Sullivan sit muttering about blogging before a pre-packed audience, waiting for a pre-decided upon paycheck, generating prose to be processed by a pre-ordained editor. in all its dull lifelessness, their blog discussion serves as the perfect example of what blogging should not be. for now, blogging would be better served outside the media giant’s grasp if it is to have any chance of breathing life back into the corpses of writers beaten down by too many editors and magazines that prostitute themselves in a medium that has sold-out to the masses.
Even though she’s kicking my ass in the readership column lately I have to give props.