05/08/2005: Bloggerie Enfotainment
The Latest Rumbling in the Blogosphere: Questions About Ethics by Adam Cohen sugests some Blog oversight is perhaps not unwarranted. Mr. Cohen actually had me going for a few minutes..until I reached this pertinent sentence:
"But more bloggers, and blog readers, are starting to ask whether at least the most prominent blogs with the highest traffic shouldn't hold themselves to the same high standards to which they hold other media."
Most Prominent Blogs with the With the Highest Traffic …
*Whew*, that leaves ME in the Clear and Free to Blogs Away At-Will. Standards be damned and all.
So, Mr. Cohen, I'm afraid this further pointed suggestion will just have to wait for more readership:
"Many bloggers who criticize the MSM's ethics, however, are in the anomalous position of holding themselves to lower standards, or no standards at all. That may well change. Ana Marie Cox, who edits Wonkette, notes that blogs are still "a very young medium," and that "things have yet to be worked out." Before long, leading blogs could have ethics guidelines and prominently posted corrections policies….”
As I much PREFER flying under the radar of public scrutiny (and I’m almost certain my co-bloggers agree) -- I’m glad we are off the hook here and can simply continue to try to reach our most Bloggerie desires and Enfotainment-out-reach program for our Readership (such as it is).
And Remember Blog Reader: NEVER ask that question posited above -- and we'll all get along just fine. It's as much on YOU ALL is is on ME to keep this status quo going here. LOL
Karen on 05.08.05 @ 06:56 AM CST