Monday, February 14, 2005

Eason Jordan: The Stealth "Controversy"

Journalism at its most inept, or disingenuous; articles about Eason Jordan's resignation that mention the "controversy", but fail to mention "weblogs", "blogs", or "bloggers": CNN, BBC, The Guardian.

Stories from CBS, Fox, and ABC mention the word "blogger" only in a quote from MSNBC via Reuters, mentions "bloggers" once. The reporting begs the question, for the average reader, "who's the other party to the controversy"?

Of course when we are mentioned, it's as a bloodthirsty, unevolved, knuckledragging, renegade, reactionary, drooling, ultra-right wing, scalp-hunting, lynch mob. Maybe it's better not to be mentioned at all...nah.