Wednesday, September 29, 2004

I'm "sleazy and unreliable" and you probably are too.

Nick Coleman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune asserts that bloggers "are to journalism what ticks are to elephants."
Do bloggers have the credentials of real journalists? No. Bloggers are hobby hacks, the Internet version of the sad loners who used to listen to police radios in their bachelor apartments and think they were involved in the world.

Bloggers don't know about anything that happened before they sat down to share their every thought with the moon. Like graffiti artists, they tag the public square -- without editors, correction policies or community standards. And so their tripe is often as vicious as it is vacuous. *** Most bloggers are not fit to carry a reporter's notebook.
You may be surprised to hear that I agree with that last sentence.

Unfortunately, I don't think that most journalists are fit to carry a reporter's notebook either.

via Romenesko

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