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Moment of clarity

Proof the MSM doesn’t get blogging: Read this article featuring Jerome Armstrong and Markos “Screw ’em” Zuniga. Now, think for a minute about what is missing.

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.

4 Responses to “Moment of clarity”

  1. La Shawn Barber's Corner Says:

    ABC Busted By The Blogs
    Once again the blogosphere shames mainstream media (MSM). On Wednesday, Ed Morrissey of Captain’s Quarters wrote a post called ABC News: Too Lazy To Hide The Bias. Via Power Line, he found this request on ABC’s web site:For a possible Inauguration Da…

  2. Mark Says:

    Is this the beginning, in Tennessee, of what’s happening over in Greensboro, N.C.?

    Perhaps I’m reaching, but the thought is interesting to me anyhow.

  3. Kathy K Says:

    The link is rather like a citation/footnote in an academic paper. The MSM doesn’t seemed to have learned how to cite. One wonders if that is (or is not) taught in journalism classes.

    Or whether they just consider themselves not obliged to reference back to the ‘riff-raff’.

  4. lobbygow Says:

    Ahhh, the MSM.

    Liberal with self-importance, conservative with talent.

    Liberal with rumor, conservative with the facts.

    Liberal with self-righteousness, conservative with self-awareness.