Weblogs: speed or haste?

We do our best here at Letter to Slugger O’Toole to bring you bona fide comment and links to reliable on-line resources relating to Northern Ireland.

Speed is a strong feature of the medium. Yesterday, for instance, we reported quickly on the change at the top in NI.

However in the pursuit of the great themes in the news at times of crisis and excitment, there can be a danger of getting carried away. As in this sniper story in the US.

Thanks to Carrie at The Blanket for this one.

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