The Difference between Americans & Canadians


I don’t know how many people on this side read the Wall Street Journal, and I can’t imagine how many pick up on the Opinion Journal thing-y that they have on the internet. But in case you missed it, just before Christmas they published an opinion piece written by Joseph Rago an assistant editorial features editor at The Wall Street Journal.

It was (is) titled ‘The Blog Mob: “Written by fools to be read by imbeciles.” ‘ Somewhat humorous, quite cranky, it could have passed for one of the very blog posts that Mr. Rago was slagging.

I only bring it up, because today’s Globe & Mail published a piece by Hal Niedzviecki, his article was titled “Blog slog: It takes a brave writer to read about himself online, HAL NIEDZVIECKI discovers. Why do bloggers have to be so cruel?

Personally, I think both articles go a long way to explaining the inherent differences between Canadians and Americans. As an American ex-pat, I guess I’m going to have to wait for something in the International Herald Tribune or Foreign Affairs to see how my blog stacks up in comparison.

2 Comments so far

  1. Gord (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Just so long as you don’t draw generalizations about regular Americans based on what’s written in the Wall Street Journal — which is the voice of the corporate / ownership class.

  2. DAVE (unregistered) on January 4th, 2007 @ 1:19 pm

    Canada is like America, but without the bullshit ;)

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