Now I’m as bad as Fox News
Posted by James McPherson on September 12, 2008
I did a sociological experiment with yesterday’s post, using a title and tags that I thought might draw a larger-than-usual audience. Somewhat sadly, I was right, getting about twice as many visitors as usual–and I know the topic, while important, wasn’t that that much more interesting than what I usually do.
I also suspect that post will continue to be the biggest draw via search engines for some time to come, and admittedly a number of the people who probably came here seeking more titillating fare then proceeded to read posts that they would not normally have seen. Maybe I educated a few people and/or changed some minds.
Still, the experiment is over. I’m not going to make a habit of doing the same thing that I regularly criticize Fox News and other media for. Sorry to say, the tags will go back to being more boring from now on. I hope you’ll keep reading anyway. Have a great weekend.
Next month update: The link to the compilation mentioned above doesn’t always work, so I’ve embedded the clip below: