:: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 ::
My first post:
Prairie Fire is an executive summary of some of the most notable pundits on the web.
Although this site has a decidedly conservative tilt, ideologues of the Limbaugh wing of the Republican Party will be just as disappointed as hard-core, Kennedy liberals at the lack of incendiary rhetoric found here. Rather, they will find surprising links to 'the rest of the story'; the critical information you sense is missing from 'big media' including NPR, PBS, The New York Times and all of the increasingly irrelevant alphabet channels.
If you are new to web-logs (blogs), you have an interesting journey ahead. Many, if not all blogs are published and maintained by individuals rather than institutions and are even becoming a powerful online tool for commerce.
In the political realm, weblogs act in concert forming an entirely new kind of journalism, free from the agendized control that has become so gratuitously prevalent in the old media. Although weblogs are unconstrained by traditional editorial oversight, the 'blogosphere' itself serves to regulate the reliability of online content through instantaneous, often harsh, feedback. This is possibly the most compelling aspect of web-logging; autocorrection at near lightspeed and it is as immensely humbling as it is empowering.
Also included here are quick-links to breaking news, weather, business, science/technology and a special section, The Sandbox, devoted to bloggers on the ground in Iraq and elsewhere in the middle east.
The links on your left are your gateway to this new media. As The Blogfather would say: "just keep clicking".
Prairie Fire is published in Kansas City, Missouri.
:: Max 2:08 PM [+] ::