Over the last few weeks, we’ve received hundreds of emails with suggestions about The New Americana. We thank each and every one of you for both the kind words as well as the harsh ones. Feedback is important and we do not shy away from criticism. After all, there’s enough finger pointing and denial in DC. We want to look at things as they really are.
One suggestion that keeps coming up pertains to the number of links we put on the site. Some say we post too many while others want us to go back to the old days when we would post quite a few more than we do today. As you’ve surely noticed, we post a great deal more than sites like Drudge. We do this because we want to give a more in-depth view of the world, but one particular email this morning caught my attention.
Chad wrote, “People can know what Drudge thinks you need to know in 30 seconds.”
While we always wanted to be better than Drudge rather than just being a Drudge alternative, this particular notion kept ringing in my mind. I ran it by a couple of the editors and they both felt the same thing I did.
“He has a point,” one quipped.
So, we turn to you guys. Leave a comment below in the open or email me directly with your perspectives.
I think there are three options:
- Keep it the way it is.
- Reduce it down close to Drudge level (we’ll never go all the way down because there’s simply too much that needs to be said).
- Create a main section at the top and an in-depth section below. Top headlines, then a section I’d like to think of as the Paul Harvey section. “Now you know the rest of the story.”