The Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu waza Banga of the world wide frick’n web! Kathryn, let’s take an extra moment to gaze at the company NRO is counted among:
* ABC News. Has built its political Web site around ”The Note,” a daily insider Web log that is considered among the best.
* AOL. Easy to use, with plenty of wire copy.
* CNN. Very user friendly, solid information.
* MSNBC. Lots of information, but easy to get lost.
* The National Review online. Tart, breezy, snide and fun.
* The New York Times. Most balanced of all sites studied, lots of access to other Web sites, different personality from the newspaper.
* Salon.com. More conventional, less edgy than in 2000.
* USA TODAY. A lot like the newspaper. Safe, not too edgy, interpretive or analytical.
* The Washington Post. The richest of all sites, but hard to navigate, a bit cluttered.
* Yahoo. Once a home for old wire copy, now one-stop shopping for campaign coverage from outlets across the country.
I would bet our budget is less than 1% of any of these operations, and if you take Salon out of the mix less than .01%. I wouldn’t care if they called us “crapulent dung beetles” (and I’m a little surprised they didn’t). That’s excellent company to be in and we have Kathryn to thank for it more than anyone else.