Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Blog Criticism from the WSJ

I can understand the Dan Rathers of the MSM criticizing blogs. Their poor work is on display daily at and other wonderful blogs.

But criticism from the assistant editor, Joseph Rago, of the Wall Street Journal? That is the only paper left that Karl reads, yet it is only a fraction of the news sources that Karl turns to. The others? The blogs listed to the left.

The blogs are not as significant as their self-endeared curators would like to think. Journalism requires journalists, who are at least fitfully confronting the digital age. The bloggers, for their part, produce minimal reportage. Instead, they ride along with the MSM like remora fish on the bellies of sharks, picking at the scraps.

So why do the MSM sharks all swim upside down along the surface? Maybe us bloggers should find a more evolved species to ride with, like a corporate HR representative, security guard, or an IT-Help Desk operator?

You can see this article, "The Blog Mob: Written by Fools to be Read by Imbeciles", posted at Opinion Journal, where one of the Karl's favorite blogs is posted - James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today".

Your Fool and Imbecile - Karl

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