And You Thought The Blog Bashing By Journalists Went Out Of Style In 2004...

from the you-said-what-now? dept

We almost never mention stories about "blogging" or "bloggers" around here because, frankly, who really cares? There's enough navel gazing going on out there, and unless there's something really interesting and different to write about, it's really just not worth it. And, while we're pretty certain that the blogworld is about to have a field day with this new Forbes article that BoingBoing is pointing out, we'd recommend that it's much better to just read it as a comedy piece (or maybe a drinking game). That's about the only way I can figure it was approved to be written and published. It simply must be satire by an incredibly bored journalist. Honestly. My guess is that the author, Daniel Lyons, wrote the article pretending to take on the persona of the "bloggers" he then skewers -- because it seems like he does every single thing in the article (and the sidebars) that he accuses "bloggers" (in general) of doing. So, let's all just pretend that it's satire and the Forbes' editorial process didn't really let this go in as a serious piece, and let it go. It had seemed like these sort of "condemn all bloggers" pieces had gone out of style about a year ago -- but hats off to Lyons for reviving the genre with such... gusto.
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  1. identicon
    Rob Miles, 28 Oct 2005 @ 2:23am

    Re: Realluy something to be laughed at?

    What is ironic, considering the above two posts, is that the greatest threats to blogs will come from the left, who will be primarily interested in keeping political blogs, especially right-wing political blogs, quiet.

    You'll hear conservatives decry the content of blogs (like they decry the content of other media), but I have yet to hear the so-called NeoCons call for their outright ban. Liberals are the ones that constantly try to use the courts to shut down conservative voices.

    Rob Miles
    There are only 10 types of people in the world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

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