Scene regular Freddie has an excellent post up, which you should very much read, which asks to “Free Douthat!”, i.e. let him have his blog at the New York Times, written in response to our own Conor’s post at True Slant.
Freddie makes an excellent argument, which is that weekly columns carry much more weight than daily blog posts, especially for a conservatice New York Times columnist, and therefore shackle the author into carefully staking out each position lest he be misperceived or misinterpreted, whereas a frequently updated blog can allow for a much clearer picture.
This is quite true.
But here’s my argument: Ross is such a fantastic blogger it’s a shame to have him not blog. Free Douthat!