Moment of clarity
No links to their sites appear in the article.
Of course, it is also the rather tiring code of ethics bit. The media seem to be trying (for good or bad, mostly bad) to equate blogging with media, which apparently does have some sort of code and maybe a handshake. It’s not an apt comparison to hold a blogger to the same standard as, say, the AP now is it? After all, I have my own biases and so do others. It’s just that in the case of bloggers, the particular bias is known instead of subtle bias hidden behind what appears to be objectivity.
We’re not journalists, guys. And I find it disingenuous to try to hold us to those same standards, particularly when you can’t even hold your own to them. Get over it.
Update: Michael Silence notes the lack of links too. Great minds, and all that.
Update 2: My proposed rule for this blogger code would be link to stuff.