Monday, August 20, 2007

The perils of parallelism

The LA Times published a mewling, stupid, jealous column about blogs. It specifically trash-talked John Josh Marshall, who has done some incredibly important original reporting -- Attorneygate really started there. And the author of the anti-blog screed admits he did not write about TPM, but that he signed off when an editor inserted a few specifics (because apparently, his screed against the shoddy unsupported work of bloggers lacked them).

"I said I did not refer to you in the original. Your name was inserted late by an editor who perhaps thought I needed to cite more examples ... "

Well. I guess that settles that.

There are bad bloggers and there are good ones. There are bad journalists and there are...

Never mind.

Update: And if Washington is Hollywood for ugly people, David Broder is US Weekly for ugly people.

4 Comments:

Anonymous RandyH said...

I think you might have meant Josh Marshall, rather than John.

1:27 PM  
Blogger bluememe said...

Oops... right you are, Randy.

3:22 PM  
Blogger 893748skldkdj said...

Apparently the original target was MarKos alone. I guessed that before even reading the article.

Funny how these "news" people want to shut others up.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

89374etc., etc., You are so right about that. That must come from being a government sanctioned 'steno writer'.

3:07 AM  

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