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Dunce.com . .excuse me, reason.com columnist rips newspapers

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Piotr Rasputin, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member


    Now, I'm assuming this is a site the sane should never even find. But it was linked to by a blog I currently frequent.

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why didn't you like it?
  3. Reacher

    Reacher Member

    I'm not always a big Reason fan, but that column makes some sense.
  4. trench

    trench Member

    Some good lines in there but he lost me when he suggested we all pulled 6 figures back in the day. If he had shoveled it at my shop for 14 years like I did and never sniffed anything close to that, he'd have written that a bit differently.
  5. silvercharm

    silvercharm Member

  6. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Bitter, mostly true, but bitter.

    Yes, our industry's in the crapper. Yes, we're mostly to blame. Hell, we cover these points at SportsJournalists.com three times a week on average. Anyone know how to make money off the Internet yet?
  7. CM Punk

    CM Punk Guest

    I can't get through all of the generalizations to take it seriously.
  8. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Six figures? Well, if you include the two to the right of the decimal point ...
  9. Not sure what his solution is. He makes fun of newspapers for talking about charging for content, but doesn't seem to offer up anything better except to vaguely suggest that newspapers owe the world free content.

    Also, what Nate Silver does and what newspapers do is completely different. Nate's a stat geek. A damned good one, and a valuable one for politicos and fantasy baseball players alike, but a stat geek all the same. Newspapers and television reported on events; voters reacted; pollsters gathered data; Nate analyzed it.
  10. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    I'll say this for Matt Welch: Whatever you think of his opinion, he's one shitty writer.

    I guess he thinks he's witty with his lame asides, parenthetical and otherwise.

    Can I have those three minutes back?
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I agree with Matt Welch that our democracy is in danger without newspapers (or at least the news apparatus with their imprimateur). I'm guessing that's not what he wanted me to agree with.
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