Nice Try NYT!
I happen to believe that the good bloggers who pay attention and scrutinize multiple mainstream media outlets, and who are not afraid to comment and provide depth into their stories, have won the hearts and minds of the introspective and educated American.
No longer are mainstream media journalists considered the Elite. They have been put into check by the Pajama media brigade of websites that are checked daily for alternative debate.
Michelle Malkin writes:
Based on a single "expert" source--"liberal activist Matt Stoller"--Crowley makes sweeping assertions about the content, nature, effectiveness, and media penetration of partisan blogs. Liberal blogs criticize Democrats more, while conservatives march in lockstep with the GOP leadership to "to provide maximum benefit for their issues and candidates," the piece asserts.How high do you goose-step in your jack-boots?
Anyone who swallows the idea that conservative bloggers are an organized arm of the Republican machine who are easily mobilized at the command of Karl Rove does not read conservative blogs--and should not be paid by the NYTimes or anyone else to write about them.OOhhhhh, that's going to leave a mark!
But hey, since when did the NYTimes let ignorance get in the way of its "journalism."
...a mark that has been self-inflicted!
Some of the most high-impact blogging by conservatives this year got little, if any, buzz in the conservative "media infrastructure." Case in point: Ed Morrissey's ground-breaking work on the Canadian Adscam scandal.This is because the definition of community and neighborhood has evolved...
And when conservative bloggers did organize for a single cause this year, it wasn't to advance GOP interests! It was to raise money- more than 1,800 blogs raised more than $1.3 million- for Hurricane Katrina victims.
The NYT is a part of the temporary mutation that tends to be shed by the process of evolution.
Survival of the fittest baby... the NYT is no longer 'all the news that's fit to print'!
(linked by Columbia Journalism Review and the Pajamas Media,
crossposted at Battle Born News and linked with Don Surber)