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Come on Feel the Buzz (On Generating "Clicks" vs. Productive Discussion)

This link has absolutely nothing to do with baseball, rather it's a piece written by The Baffler about the business model of Politico. In short their strategy is to present 'stories' that generate clicks, that will grab attention so that Politico is being discussed (regardless of whether it's positive or negative). There's little interest in complexity, as there's a mandate that their posts don't exceed 1,000 words (i believe that's the limit on the word count, if not something in that neighborhood).

However, I think it has some relevance, as there's been nearly as much discussion about the manner in the which the Pirates are covered and how the media chooses to present information, etc as there as been about actual on field goings on in the past three months.

Obviously we're just talking about baseball the farthest thing from life and death (where as problematic/superficial coverage of news and politics has actual meaningful real world implications) but I believe there's an analog to be found in there. The link again, as I know there's been some confusion with hot links under the new site format.

http://www.thebaffler.com/past/come_on_feel_the_buzz/

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