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Sizzle vs. Steak.

July 19th, 2004 · No Comments · Politics, Rants

“Real journalist” Alex Jones has a bone to pick with bloggers:

The Democrats and the Republicans are inviting a limited number of bloggers - those witty, candid, irreverent, passionate, shrewd and outrageous Internet chroniclers - to their 2004 conventions. It’s a gesture of respect for the growing influence of the blogosphere, and if ever there were events ideally suited to bloggers, the heavily scripted and tensionless conventions top the list.

But make no mistake, this moment of blogging legitimization - and temporary press credentials - doesn’t turn bloggers into journalists.

Jones accuses bloggers of resorting to “vulgarity, scorching insults, bitter denunciations, one-sided arguments, erroneous assertions and the array of qualities that might be expected from a blustering know-it-all in a bar.”

Of course, when HE does it, it’s “editorial commentary” because he’s a REAL journalist.


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