PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts


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  1. “as OTB reported yesterday:”

    FYI: AP writer David Ginsburg reported the story–OTB just re-posted Ginsburg’s story.

    Comment by Rigo — Friday, March 31, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  2. Would you prefer “noted”?

    I find this kind of comment to be rather nit-picky, not to mention unnecessary.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Friday, March 31, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

  3. Not trying to be nit-picky. However, given all of the commentary by both journalists and bloggers regarding the relationship between the two, it seems necessary to acknowledge the fundamental differences between actual reporting and commentary.

    In fact, you’ve made this point yourself, Steven, a few weeks ago:

    “Bloggers frequently like to view themselves as the eventual replacement for the MSM, a notion which is, of course, absurd for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that most of what the blogosphere comments upon is information gleaned from MSM sources.”

    Calling something “reporting” implies original journalistic work. As you indicated yourself, bloggers, such as the poster at OTB rely on “information gleaned from MSM sources.”

    Reiterating this fact, I believe, will help blogging get a fair shake in the MSM as well as contribute to a sense by journalists that blogging is actually advantageous to their enterprise, rather than competing.

    Comment by Rigo — Saturday, April 1, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

  4. All fair enough–and sometimes comments/e-mial come across harsher than intended. Word choice does matter–although I will confess it is such a throw-away story that I was hardly choosing my words as carefully as I otherwise might.

    In all honesty, I was tired and grumpy when I read your comment, and reacted as I did.


    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Saturday, April 1, 2006 @ 2:47 pm

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