Newsweek's Fineman, ABC's Tapper Boast A Balanced Diet of Blogs

Via Fishbowl DC, we learn that Howard Mortman's created a new feature on his blog asking famous media types what they read on the Internet. In the early going, both Newsweek top political reporter Howard Fineman and ABC correspondent Jake Tapper list some typical major-media sites, but more interesting to the reader is their claims to digest a balanced diet of blog intake on a daily basis.

Here's the Fineman list, when we separate the blogs on ideological lines. On the right, he lists InstaPundit, Michelle Malkin, Hugh Hewitt, Real Clear Politics, and a little less bloggy (sans Taranto) Opinion Journal. On the left, he views Daily Kos, Atrios, Talking Points Memo, the Huffington Post, Wonkette, and (I'd include on the lib side) CJR Daily. He likes his pal Mickey Kaus, and Slate and Salon in general. In a bow to his "Hardball" buddy Chris Matthews, he also lists "Hardblogger." 

Tapper's list starts with the less categorical Kaus and the odious Andrew Sullivan. On the left, he lists Daily Kos, Talking Points Memo, Huffington Post, Wonkette, The American Prospect Tapped blog, and James "Eat Pie at Hooters" Wolcott. On the right, Tapper says he reads InstaPundit, Hugh Hewitt, Little Green Footballs, National Review's Corner, the Volokh Conspiracy, and some Opinion Journal. (He adds among "less" reviewed sites Wonkette and some more conservative sites: Michelle Malkin, Powerline, and Lileks. Tapper also claims to faithfully review the commenters on his own "Down and Dirty" blog at ABCNews.com.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis