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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    When I see or hear this word used in various forms of media it is usually couched in a way that is dismissive, typically by an outlet that has begun to embrace blogs to show they are "with it." Is a new term needed to separate posters and those who just reply to a post to spout off about something?
  2. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Citizen journalists.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    He wanted a phrase that was less dismissive, JR, not MORE dismissive.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Basement auteurs?
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Newspaper killers [/almostfamous]
  8. TyWebb

    TyWebb Well-Known Member

    "The enemy" [/almostfamous]
  9. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

  10. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    "Fucking Bloggers"
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The point I'm trying to make is that the term "bloggers" is too broad. It would be like equating a local cable acess show featuring the KKK with the work done by the New York Times or The Economist. We don't give Letters to the Editor in the West Nebraska News-Call the same consideration as an in-depth piece by The Atlantic Monthly, yet "the media" does this when they refer to Web site comments and condemn the entire site and "bloggers" in general.
    O'Reilly has spent a lot of time ripping the Daily Kos, and Gannett head Dubow referred to "bloggers" dismissively as well knocking down rumors of a sale. He didn't say anything bad about Moblie Journalists or "Mo-Jos" though.
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