Wednesday, July 26, 2006

News and blogs

Even if you can't stand to read one more story or blog posting on whether traditional news media or blogs are doing a better job of getting the news out, read this column on the Poynter site: Caring about the news again, by Doug McGill, about how a blog posting by a Lebanese girl named Eve made the news seem real.

How many times can you say that about a newspaper story? Just read it.

(Added later:) For an example of how good a job the media is doing (or conversely, how good a job some blogs are doing at spreading misinformation), see this Washington Times story: 50 percent of U.S. says Iraq had WMDs. That's up from 36 percent a year ago. Part of the 'they believe it, so it must be true' theory of journalism? Scary.


  • Is everyone afraid of calling some news what it is...propoganda. Doesn't it seem strange when every right wing pundant is using the same words on the same day? Could they be getting their scripts from the same source? Dahhh. Call it what it is.

    By Anonymous lynne, at 9:11 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:07 AM  

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