Friday, January 28, 2005


The Coleman v. Blogdom sparring we all enjoyed so much back in December keeps reverberating. Now Editor & Publisher has got hold of it and graced us with some new Coleman quotes:
So is this the future of blog-newspaper relations in 2005 and beyond? According to Coleman, yes, and not in a good way. He says traditional news outlets need to keep tabs on the blogs and shoot back when necessary. "Editors and writers in mainstream media are very naive," he says. "Readership and power of the blogs is increasing." He also claims that the blogs are dangerous because they are not under the same ethical restrictions as mainstream media and seek to stay on the attack, facts be damned. He contends "the mainstream media is under assault."
(Via People's Republic of Minnesota)

That Coleman. So ethical. Plus he knows stuff, like how to whack people with a hockey stick. Now he's one MSMer who's ready to shoot back at those dangerous blogs! Everyone feel safer now?


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