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Newspaper sale$ decline should be blamed on the Journos - (Love this one!)
JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JANUARY 4, 2005 | JACK KELLY

Posted on 01/04/2005 8:31:14 PM PST by CHARLITE

The best editor in America today isn't a journalist. He's Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee, also known as the "Instapundit." He's endangering my livelihood.

I used to say that I was in a declining industry, but fortunately, I was declining faster than it was. Now I'm not so sure.

Journalists tend not to like bloggers, because they report on errors we make. Dan Rather and former New York Times editor Howell Raines are unemployed chiefly because of the vigilance and tenacity of bloggers. (We journalists rarely turn the spotlights we use on business leaders and government officials on ourselves.)

People who work at journalism full time ought to be able to do a better job of it than people for whom it is a hobby. But that's not going to happen as long as we "professional" journalists ignore stories we don't like and try to hide our mistakes. We think of ourselves as "gatekeepers." But there is not much future in being a gatekeeper when the walls are down.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abc; bloggers; brokaw; cbs; instapundit; jennings; liberalmedia; msm; nbc; networknews; newspapers; newspapersales; rather; webjournals

1 posted on 01/04/2005 8:31:15 PM PST by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE
But there is not much future in being a gatekeeper when the walls are down.

Wow! My nomination for quote of the month.

2 posted on 01/04/2005 8:33:24 PM PST by VeritatisSplendor
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To: CHARLITE

Here's my question - when all the journalists are gone where will the bloggers get their information from? While they point out errors and bias, the bloggers still rely on the journalists for the information they write about. Just like FR relies on newspapers and AP for the stories posted here.


3 posted on 01/04/2005 8:38:11 PM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: CHARLITE

There is still a market for some real journalists, the old fashioned kind who give the facts, or when they write opinion or background pieces you are almost taken away by their wordsmithing.


4 posted on 01/04/2005 8:41:21 PM PST by McGavin999 (Senate is trying to cover their A$$es with Rumsfeld's hide)
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To: SittinYonder

"Here's my question - when all the journalists are gone where will the bloggers get their information from?"

Where are the journalists going?


5 posted on 01/04/2005 8:41:43 PM PST by wolf24
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To: CHARLITE; Grampa Dave

BTTT


6 posted on 01/04/2005 8:41:52 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: CHARLITE

To the French Tune "Frere Jacque" [sp?]

Media Meltdown
Media Meltdown
- they got it wrong
- they got it wrong
lied all day for Kerry
they're Hate America scary
- won't be around
- won't be around

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7 posted on 01/04/2005 8:53:51 PM PST by woodb01 (Re-Designed ANTI-DNC Web Portal at ---> http://www.noDNC.com)
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To: CHARLITE
People who work at journalism full time ought to be able to do a better job of it than people for whom it is a hobby. But that's not going to happen as long as we "professional" journalists ignore stories we don't like and try to hide our mistakes.

I don't agree with his first sentence here.

Smart people who have real-world jobs and real-world experiences and real-world knowledge probably should be able to give meaningful facts and opinions better than "journalists."

But I totally agree with his second sentence. It's a good statement of a point that's blindingly obvious to everyone.

8 posted on 01/04/2005 8:54:08 PM PST by 68skylark
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Go look at www.soundpolitics.com......THAT blogger does RESEARCH and is ripping the local press up with it.....we're in a battle for the sanctity of OUR votes, and the blogger is the one who has exposed the DEMS for what they are......which I won't repeat here...lest I get banned.


9 posted on 01/04/2005 8:59:35 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: CHARLITE; All

Are there any journalist freepers?


10 posted on 01/05/2005 8:15:47 AM PST by Eurotwit
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To: goodnesswins

I looked at it too.

"The idea of a redo I find to be absolutely ludicrous," Gregoire said. "It's particularly unfortunate we're somehow suggesting these county election officials haven't done their job, when there is absolutely no evidence to support that."

After two recounts the Dem's weren't happy but after the third one with the tide turned she is absolutely satisfied with the counting.


11 posted on 01/05/2005 8:25:00 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: TheForceOfOne

Yeah....ain't that just SPECIAL? Commissar Chrissy NOW says everything is okey dokey....


12 posted on 01/05/2005 9:43:38 AM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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