Australian political blogging has certain character traits you won’t find in other forms of the political media. Sometimes it speaks before it thinks (especially in the comments section), and it always wears its heart on its sleeve. But bloggers are graduating from their traditional role as online pamphleteers into something more influential.

That's not to say they seek to shove the respectable guys aside, they're marking their own territory, canine style, and they're pretty possessive. All of which means measuring a blog for bias entails a lengthy disclaimer. Blogs have never promised balance or objectivity, they’ve never made a pledge to report the facts. You won’t find many poe faced commentators in this medium, more like the odd expletive.