03/08/2005: Gem o'the Day:
Over at The Kitsap Pundit, Al Hedstrom shows that he hasn't been seduced by the Dark Side of The Blogging Mystique:
Many bloggers are crowing about their influence on the political landscape and election results. Some even claim to be the new journalists of the information age. But this study tells me that those bloggers that are trying to create journalist bona fides are largely disqualified. Because they're distributors, interpreters, and activists. From another angle, they (we?) may be this way because we patronize a particular group, unsupervised and uncontrolled by standards of behavior. One need not look far to find extreme examples. Talk radio, by the way, also has a parallel track.I'm about ready to start lobbying for a provision that any blogger putting on the airs of a journalist should be hung by her/his thumbs for a couple of weeks.
Len on 03.08.05 @ 07:42 AM CST