Patrick Appel:

The Dish is trying to become a go-to place for intelligent debate online, to suck the marrow out of the hive mind of the blogosphere.

Trying is the operative word. And it's work:

I get up around 8 am, check Memeorandum, and skim new items in my RSS reader until about 10 am. As I’m reading, I open around fifty posts in tabs for closer inspection. I then read through those tabs, delete most of them, and draft the best. According to Google Reader, I have 1,086 blogs in my RSS reader and have read 16,070 posts in the last 30 days. This is down from a high of about 32,000 posts during the height of the election. 

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