The Gray Lady for some reason editorializes today about the size of the blogosphere (no really), casually farting out this bit of comical self-importance:
The conventional media—this very newspaper, for instance—have often discussed the growing impact of blogging on the coverage of news. Perhaps the strongest indicator of the importance of blogdom isn't those discussions themselves, but the extent to which media outlets are creating blogs—or bloglike manifestations—of their own.
That is the serious side of the blogosphere. But blogs are often just a way of making oneself appear on the Internet.
Because we all know that self-expression isn't "serious." Maybe instead of, "All the news that's fit to print," they oughtta try, "It ain't serious until the fat lady participates."