To Live Bloggers:
Posted by David Guilbault on the Washington Post Website, July 23, 2007, on the occasion of a Democratic presidential candidate forum, as online bloggers conducted a running commentary during the debate:
"All of this live, instantaneous commenting, reacting, judging, attacking, defending, parsing, sniping and analyzing is what is wrong with public and political discourse in these times. Thoughtful, considered opinions are the rarity. How about we all listen carefully to the candidates, watch their speeches, read their positions, study their backgrounds, consider their policies, understand their motivations, recognize their attributes and THEN offer our supporting or opposing judgments?"