BLOGS TO FADE AWAY

The Associated Press writes:

Critics, though, view all the fuss about blogs as the latest bout of internet hyperbole, one that will eventually fade away once readers realise they are rife with inaccuracies and mundane minutiae.

And Toby at Bilious Young Fogey responds:

“Rife with inaccuracies?” – try telling that to Rather, Jordan and Raines.

Posted by Tim B. on 02/25/2005 at 10:37 PM
    1. ‘Rife with inaccuracies’! Hehe. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. For example.

      Posted by Boss Hog on 02/25 at 11:15 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blogs to fade away? Tell it to Jayson Blair, Howell Raines, Gerald Boyd, Dan Rather, Mary Mapes, Mary Murphy (just resigned), Josh Howard, Betsy West, and Eason Jordan.

      Meanwhile, vast infinities away, past the Gate of Deeper Delusion and the twilight reaches of Wollman’s Rink, the crawling chaos Pinch Sulzberger* strides brooding into the pink castle in the cold waste not reassuringly far from 43d Street and coughs, belches, sneezes, retches, snorts, flatulates, trips, reoovers, and gestures obscenely at his own floor, only to fall gobblingly and slide the whole length of the marble hall (the floor was biased)—all the while hissing vicious, yet lame, insinuations at the obsequious journalists of Gotham whom he had snatched abruptly from their scented revels in the marvellous sunset cocktail parties.

      *Refuses to strike Pulitzer awarded for Walter Duranty’s reporting which covered up Stalin’s mass murders.

      Posted by ForNow on 02/25 at 11:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Years ago, the US late night talk show host David Letterman had a running gag about how cable television was ‘a fad’.

      The joke, of course, was that Dave had a stake in preserving one of the then-Big Three ‘over the air’ networks against the encroachments of the burgeoning cable industry.

      Anyway, Dave would pronounce that cable was dying, maybe already dead, the audience would laugh and Dave would smile because he was in on the joke.

      The F-wits in the MSM today are being laughed at because they don’t know they are the joke. Blogs are here to stay (although this Blair thing is pretty much done–stick a fork in it).

      Posted by JDB on 02/26 at 12:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m gonna tell what I’m a gonna do,
      Gonna come right round and make Blog to you,
      Blog should last more than one day,
      Cause Blog is Blog and not fade away.

      Sorry leftie elements of the MSM. We aint goin’ nowhere and we are your worst nightmare – the readers are striking back after years of taking your opinions, selective and slanted reporting because you had a protected (and paid!) spot in the msm from which to hurl your chunderbolts.
      The most revealing aspect of this is who is doing most of the complaining.

      Posted by blogstrop on 02/26 at 06:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Clerics, though, view all the fuss about Gutenberg’s Bibles as the latest bout of ‘Renaissance’ hyperbole, one that will eventually fade away once readers realise they are rife with passages that are too important to be read by a common person and must still be interpreted by a priestly intermediary.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 02/26 at 10:36 AM • permalink

 

    1. There’s no settled template for coverage of blogs yet.

      That’s because they haven’t figured out how to scare women with it.

      I suggest : Blogs – sending children the wrong message??  More at eleven!  http://rhhardin.blogspot.com/2005/02/schwarzenegger-no-regrets-about.html

      Posted by rhhardin on 02/26 at 03:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. Okay – I’ve read this at least half a dozen times.  Then I opened some shiraz and read it again.  And STILL …

      Is it really clear that “blogs” is that which will fade away? Or could it be that the fuss and hyperbole is what will fade?

      Critics, though, view all the fuss about blogs as the latest bout of internet hyperbole, one that will eventually fade away once readers realise they are rife with inaccuracies and mundane minutiae

      I know – read the whole thing and it’s clear.  But still – bad sentence.

      Posted by debo on 02/27 at 01:04 AM • permalink

 

  1. You’re right, Debo! It said that the fuss would fade away, not the blogs themselves. I myself missed this and contribued to inaccuracy to this very blog. Thank goodness blogs are self-correcting.

    The news organizations know that something in the news business is fading away. They just foolishly hope that what’s fading is not their own unchallenged authority. They think that if they talk about blogs like they did about Drudge, it’ll help them. Grasping at straws.

    Posted by ForNow on 02/27 at 02:32 AM • permalink