June 23, 2005

Another live one jumps into the local Blog Pond

As noted at Rich Miller's Capitol Fax, Quad Cities Online (Dispatch/Argus) news editor John Beydler has launched a blog his own self. Don't know if it's a purely personal blog or if it's yet another instance of traditional media jumping on the blog bandwagon, but regardless, he'll no doubt provide some interesting insights and information.

One might expect his grammar and spelling will be faultless and I'd predict that he'll be fairly dispassionate and play it very close to the middle, things one wouldn't normally associate with this blog. ha!

So add Beydler's "The Passing Parade" to your favorites and throw some clicks his way. I've added a link to the blogroll as well.

** Correction I'd earlier mistakenly associated Mr. Beydler with the Quad City Times. The Dope, as they say, regrets the error.


At 6/23/2005 6:31 AM, Blogger QuadCityImages said...

He's actually from Quad Cities Online, or the Dispatch/Argus/Leader group, rather than the Quad City Times.

At 6/23/2005 11:29 AM, Blogger diehard said...

The Quad City Times is definitly the better newspaper in this area!
They do actually try to be non-biased. Although I dont think they pay enough attention to the Illinois side.

At 6/23/2005 12:47 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

John Bydler of the Daily Dispatch is bright, well-read amd fully capable of following the ball as it bounces from spot to spot. However, after visiting his new blog, I can report that the "Insidedope" is head and shoulders above "The Passing Parade."

In my book DOPE, you are still king of my hill, even if you don't always appreciate my factual based posts!

At 6/23/2005 1:26 PM, Blogger politicalwind said...

I would like to associate my remarks with those of "headusher's". Miss Dope, your site is head and shoulders above the new site by Beydler.

But don't rest on your laurels here. Keep a close eye on Beydler.
He's no dummy as he takes you on in a head-to-head battle of the blogs.

At 6/23/2005 3:20 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

QCI... thanks for that catch. I'd misread the report on CapFax.

And a humble thank-you to HeadUsher and PolWind for their votes of confidence. (Though I recall HeadUsher stating at one point that no one read this blog anymore.)

But this is no "battle of the blogs". ha!

I'm hoping Beydler's blog will provide some info on local stuff that I'd otherwise miss. But as a real live "legitimate" journalist, he's in a straight-jacket of sorts. Thankfully, I'm not.

At 6/23/2005 3:22 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

And HeadUsher... I can't vouch for the factuality of your statements, but that isn't my problem with them. It's when they're repeated ad nauseum and are all one note tunes, so to speak.

But flattery will get you everywhere.

At 6/23/2005 4:09 PM, Blogger politicalwind said...

Misses Dope, you're a bit off base. This is a battle of the blogs. We are calling it a battle starting today. You v. Beydler. Have at it.

At 6/23/2005 4:29 PM, Blogger theheadusher said...

I am nobody, so I guess I am safe here.

At 6/24/2005 6:32 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Wow, I just came to again after falling off my chair laughing hysterically.

The Usher has "fact based posts"??

That's the same type of fake marketing used by Fox News. It does not fool me either way Usher. You are shameless in promoting yourself.

You really need to spend more time running for your office and doing your job or you may get beat Senator.

At 6/24/2005 6:58 AM, Blogger maybesomeday said...

Dope, can't get the link you have to work. What's the URL to get there to the Passing Parade?

At 6/24/2005 8:24 AM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Ahem... Mr. Wind... I appreciate your attempt to create a competitioin here, but I'm afraid it's not possible. After all, who's keeping score? It sure isn't me.

And Maybe.... I think you need to investigate your computer as to why links don't work for you. They're fine and as far as I know, they work for everyone else. (as well as myself when I test them.)

You can click on the link to "The Passing Parade" in the blog roll in the right hand column and see if that works for you, or you can actually type http://www.thepassing-parade.com/
into your browser.

At 6/25/2005 2:10 PM, Blogger diehard said...

Don't worry Dope. Beydeler's site sucks!

At 6/25/2005 7:54 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Anyone seen Durbin?


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