Reading: Anti-Blogger Rhetoric Heats Up

Interesting article from Politics Daily with a killer lede.

On the other hand, despite such inroads, “bloggers” in general have increasingly become scapegoats and bogeymen for the mainstream press and politicians.

For example, while praising print media last year, Obama juxtaposed the traditional media with the New Media by voicing reservations about the ethics of blogging: “I am concerned that if the direction of the news is all blogosphere, all opinions, with no serious fact-checking, no serious attempts to put stories in context, that what you will end up getting is people shouting at each other across the void but not a lot of mutual understanding,” he said.

Sadly, in some cases, it’s not just liberal media dinosaurs who try to discredit bloggers; there are conservative dinosaurs who’ve engaged in the same, some even on the airwaves.