Regular readers of this site know that I try hard to give credit to other bloggers and journalists when they break stories or come up with interesting analyses. But when a site’s whole purpose is not to break new stuff, there isn’t much chance to give that site a hat tip for its work. Nevertheless, an essential site for a GREAT roundup of blog opinion, one who doesn’t get much public thanks because of the very nature of his task, is the Hotline’s blogometer, compiled by Ian Faerstein. I post this now for no particular reason other than just to pay well-earned regards to somebody who always is quite kind in noticing the Spectator. Every day at about 1 p.m. Ian posts his roundup, and it’s always well worth a look. And no, he doesn’t know I’m posting this.