The issue of bloggers and fairness came to a boil recently when Leitch appeared on a television show with author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger. The discussion quickly degenerated as Bissinger launched into a obscene attack on blogs, accusing them of "cruelty," "journalistic dishonesty" and "the complete dumbing-down of our society." [...] The journalist says he hopes the medium will improve but worries that blogs such as Deadspin traffic in "snarky, obnoxious comments" while others rely on disinformation and sexual innuendo. "I think blogs pose a threat to journalism," he said. "And blogs can pose a threat to society because of the information they put out there."You mean, a threat to the current power structure by providing accurate information about the nature of our "society"& making "snarky, obnoxious comments?" If only. We're still trying, though.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
We're Working as Hard as We Can
by M. Bouffant at 11:11