Thursday, September 01, 2005

Noonan in on Katrina

Peggy Noonan writing in the Opinion Journal provides inspiring commentary on all things Katrina...including the bloggers. It's just because blogging can make the world into a small town, we can all talk at once about what's good--and not so good--in the world.

• Bloggers. In February I wrote that bloggers will help get America through a national crisis. They just did. Nothing has the immediacy and believability of local reports by citizen journalists living through a local story. Terry Teachout performed a public service linking to Katrina blogs; Glenn Reynolds offered links to relief organizations. The Times Picayune's live-blogging has been solid. Local bloggers were great until they started losing electric power and couldn't send anymore. Mr. Teachout told me at the end they were blogging by BlackBerry. As power comes back the greatest blogging should begin--what it was like, what the recovery is like, what is happening on the streets. Thanks in advance.

I've been reading your blog...actually I started reading on Monday right before the hurricane hit and just as soon as I regained power yesterday. Basically people around here are just sitting at home (if they do not have to report to work) and waiting - or trying to find ice and gasoline. My parents still do not have power...I do but I do not go out very much in order to conserve gas. I was able to get gasoline yesterday but the lines are outrageous around is a struggle. Keep up the good work!

Thanks for your comments. Also, if you can, keep posting to your blog! We all need to keep hearing from the folks that experienced Katrina first hand.

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