AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 2/23/2005 08:48:00 AM ----- BODY: Ted Rall Notices Blogs - Liberal columnist and cartoonist Ted Rall rants against the new media in his syndicated column. (h/t: Captain's Quarters). My favorite paragrah is the last. Fisking time!
Bloggers are ordinary people, many of them uneducated and with nothing interesting to say.
Dang. Ted Rall doesn't find blogs like this one interesting. I guess that's one life goal never to be realized. I love how he throws out the "uneducated" insult. Hey, Ted. I have a bachelors in journalism and a masters in public administration. I don't want to be a snob, but since you brought it up, that's a bit more education than you have.
They're sitting in their rec rooms, regurgitating and spinning what real journalists have dug up through hard work.
Actually, we do a lot of digging ourselves. Rathergate wasn't broken because we depended upon the MSM. Neither was the Eason Jordan story. I don't think Ted actually reads blogs. And, for the record, I don't have a rec room. I blog from the couch.
They don't have sources, they don't report, and no one holds them accountable when they make mistakes or flat out lie.
If I remember correctly, Bill from INDC actually interviewed a source during the Dan Rather story. In the Eason Jordan story, other bloggers were either in the room when Jordan made his comments or interviewed people who were. We may not have the range of sources that jouralists have, but as the medium grows more popular as a form of news gathering, the sources will grow.
Yeah, there's a new sheriff in town. Unfortunately he's drunk, he's mean, and he works for the bad guys.
Ah, the rub. We're bad because we disagree with the mighty Ted Rall. Sorry, Ted. We're just not good enough to mock dead soldiers or the families of September 11 victims. Guess that takes special talent. --------