The first one is by Michelle Malkin, ''The NYT vs. America''
. An excerpt:
Popular warblogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs and Pajamas Media coined the useful term to describe stubborn blame-America ideologues hopelessly stuck in a pre-September 11 mindset.
Then she goes on to bash the NYT for ITS dissembling on the Iraq war. Right after she herself is 'shading the truth'!
In the sentence above the first thing you may notice is she does not
acknowldge that she herself is part of Pajamas Media
! Straight off her blog
It's considerd normal that if you plug something you are a part of to disclose that fact.
But wait! There's more! She also fails to mention the Mr . Johnson is not merely part of
but one of the head honchos of PJM!
I was about to use Tammy Bruce as an example, but considering the fact the her talk radio show is not on the air here, and the fact that she fails to even put the .gif shown above on her blog
, I think not. I can only hope that if (or when) she mentions PJM on either her radio show or blog she will also aknowledge her involvment in it.
The other column that got my attention was by Kathleen Parker. A columnist I usually enjoy reading in The Orlando Sentinel
, decided to smear bloggers in her latest column. John Hawkins, author of the blog Right Wing News
(according to Michelle Malkin, all I needed to do was just toss out his name and not bother to tell you that I just did a plug for it) took her to task for it
At first, I was going to reply to his blog post but then I realized that this needed to be in a post to my own blog
This was not one of her best by far.
But I suspect what is happening here is another example of 'dead tree media' trying to CYA vs. bloggers. She has done several columns pining for 'the good 'ol days' in the newspaper biz.
When someone makes their living making buggy whips they will either change with the times or grouse about 'the good 'ol days' before that new-fangled automobile came along.UPDATE
: Oh, she's taking the heat now;Malkin
, LeShawn Barber
, Thoughts of a Regular Guy
and Mark in Mexico
Most papers are little more than a printed 'container' for syndicated content (such as AP news wire copy, comics, and columns such as hers). She sees blogs as just another 'paper killer' that will shrink the potential market for her product. Ironically, her column is easily available without ever touching a dead tree
And that's what scares her, the idea that fewer and fewer papers will exsist to carry her column and a handful of online news sites (such as Townhall) won't generate the income nessessary to maintain her living...
posted by YIH @ 9:07 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2005