I ended up not listening to The Blogging of the President last night--busy ripping CDs, mucking around with the iPod, and doing maintenance on Stef's PCs. Judging from the comment threads at the BOP site and Eschaton, it seems the old adage "NPR can make anything boring" held true.
I have a recording of the show that I might check out later, and I did listen to the snippet of Atrios vs. Andy
at the end of the show. Atrios was articulate, Sully was annoying and has carried an on-air "challenge" over to his blog (to which I refuse to link). Bottom-line: for some strange reason, Andy wants Atrios to cite when he has criticized the Left or praised Bush
. Atrios has eloquently responded (typos aside). Sullivan also criticized Atrios' use of a pseudonym
Anyway, I'm sure there were other good bits on the show, and it's nice to see blogging is being recognized by the more traditional channels, though it's clear they still don't quite get it.