I generally find the concept of live-blogging inexplicable.
Why, for example, would I want to read someone blogging about a speech on television, and get their fragmented report, when I could be watching it myself?
Likewise live-blogging meetings and conventions. There's no reason to report everything that happens, like you're the secretary taking minutes. How about writing a newsy or critical item, even a brief one, when something actually happens?
Which brings us to the "live blogging" of Marquette Prof. John McAdams, making sure we get every inane comment from an appearance by rightwing radio talker Charlie Sykes at Marquette University.
WARNING: BORING MATERIAL AHEAD
The best of the uncritical professor
(I AM NOT MAKING THIS UP. I HAVE SPARED YOU THE WORST):
Mike Gousha does the introduction, mentioning that Sykes has written six books.
Gousha mentions that Sykes also has a talk radio show, and writes a newspaper column. Sykes replies that it all fits together -- when you start thinking about things, you can talk about it, and write about it too. Particularly, talking about it requires conciseness... (HOLD PAGE ONE!) ..