Wednesday, February 16, 2005

The New York Newsprint

Jay Rosen has a great take on the way mainstream media like the New York Times, look down their nose at Blogs:

"The Guardian weighs in: 'Jordan's demise may be much more significant than it first appears.'

The Guardian piece has Steve Lovelady's remarks about 'salivating morons' originating in what he told the New York Times, but of course the Times got them from PressThink, a blog that it failed to name. It's happened before: the Times will say 'online' rather than 'PressThink,' as it did Feb. 14: 'The salivating morons who make up the lynch mob prevail,' he lamented online after Mr. Jordan's resignation. (Another example.) Next time I quote the New York Times I think I will do it this way: 'As Paul Krugman said in newsprint last week...'"

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