What's this? The credibility of a blog is a function of who writes it and who reads it, rather than a function of the medium that brings writer and reader together? This guy knows more about the internet than Chris Kimball,** Pat Bruno, and Joe Paterno put together! Joe Pa, for all of his success, struggles with the distinctions this guy Ripert makes intuitively, based on reading blogs. Paterno:
"It's impossible to tell the difference between a good blogger and a bad blogger," he said. "The media has to figure out a way to teach students about the impact of blogging on legitimate journalism."
But Ripert seems to have some sort of sixth sense, or "gaydar," except for telling if blogs are good or bad. Smart guy. I wonder if he can cook fish?
**We are an issue or two away from the Cooks Illustrated that consists simply of the phrase KILL YOURSELF NOW repeated over and over again.