Attack on the Blogosphere

Discredit where discredit is due, from the New York Times.

Feeding Frenzy for a Big Story, Even if It’s False

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK Published: January 29, 2007

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 — Jeffrey T. Kuhner, whose Web site published the first anonymous smear of the 2008 presidential race, is hardly the only editor who will not reveal his reporters’ sources. What sets him apart is that he will not even disclose the names of his reporters.

Dangerous territory here. Disturbing news.

The blog- and vlogospheres must maintain higher standards of veracity and integrity than the MSM or we'll be dragged down with the MSM as it sinks, and there will be nothing left floating in the aftermath but the crap we've already got.


1 comment:

  1. Heather Flanagan2/11/2007 12:00:00 AM

    This is a problem I had not anticipated. It has the potential of creating an even wiser audience or, on the other end of the spectrum, laying down an easy path for wreckless sabotage.

    I would be very sad if some bad eggs (those lacking integrity)in the blogosphere gave the government a seemingly justifiable reason to start regulating content as they allegedly do on TV and radio. I think you'd see a civil war if that happened.

    So how do we create accountability? Or perhaps this post is an example of exactly how to create accountability.

    Thanks for the post. Gives me food for thought...


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