Well, I always thought they were “stroking it”….
I don’t have much of an opinion about the content of this article from the American Journalism Review (which basically reads like every mainstream article about blogging over the past 2 years). But I have to wonder why the AJR would let one of their writers write this:
There are the rock stars of political blogging–Glenn H. Reynolds (www.instapundit.com), Andrew Sullivan (www.andrewsullivan.com), Joshua Micah Marshall (www.talkingpointsmemo.com) and Mickey Kaus (www.kausfiles.com)–moody maestros who stroke their keyboards more quietly but no less fervently than Coldplay’s Chris Martin. (my emphasis)
That is one gawdawful awkward analogy.