February 23, 2005

No Immunity

Yeah, this affair explains as well as anything why I'm not into "blogger triumphalism:"

As much as anyone I want to expose biased and or poor reporting from the MSM, particularly the NY Times, because of their fundamental impact on reportage as a whole. But it can not be done with the conservative blogging community's own brand of bad reporting and unfounded smear. That is counter-productive, as well as dangerous.
Pride goeth before a fall, and all that. Turns out some bloggers are already well-known for being even more arrogant, insulting, and churlish than their professional media counterparts when the facts don't do what they want them to.

I am, naturally, shocked.

(Found by way of Fistful of Fortnights.)

Posted by Ilyka at February 23, 2005 02:49 AM in hell is other people

Damn. I got pissed at NPR (not an unusual occurence, actually) on Monday because their pundit described blogs as being more about the volume than the music - more concerned with making a point than with interpreting the facts correctly. I even wrote them a sternly worded missive about it, that's how pissed I was.

I feel a bit deflated now.

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2005 10:41 AM

Did you post that letter? Because that would be awesome.

There's a lot of noise; I'm fine with the noise. I'm not fine with arguing blogs-are-better and then supporting it with "reporting" that's actually worse. You know, walk the talk and what-all.

Posted by: ilyka at February 23, 2005 11:20 AM