Thompson is imminently readable. It's what a great blog should be. If more people were "citizen journalists" like that, I would not at all be opposed to bloggers taking over the role from mainstream media. Even through Thompson's obvious biases, he reported a lot of truth just by slavishly honoring the experience and never once attempting to endear himself as anything but flawed.
Before I saw him, I could figure things out. He was the first guy I saw close-up and just didn't get what he was doing. Josh Freese on Vinnie Colaiuta