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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    They aren't seeking to regulate it. They need the new media, apparently. They are just expressing their grief over the new media when it blows up in their faces. Face the Nation had another segment today that made me laugh. Our esteemed host blamed the entire debacle on the new media's lack of journalistic integrity. He even went so far as to ask that the new media do its job and check for its authenticity to save "us" (old media) a lot of trouble.

    Basically, I found it hilarious that so far a lot of old media types are yelling at the new media (which never even had journalistic credentials to begin with, and many do not want to follow journalism standards in the first place-because they don't see themselves that way) for doing exactly what new media does, while it was old media who fouled the whole thing up.

    Old media's job is to have journalistic integrity. It's job isn't to merely pass on what the internet has to say: it's to check facts before talking. New media can do all it wants, because there is nothing there to say they need to do otherwise.

    Old media needs to quit blaming new media for its own laziness.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Aunt Spiker, although I share your opinion and distrust of "blogging", I hold reservation that a blogger cannot be a jounalist. They are held to a stricter standard than the media in some respects, since libel, and defamation never seem to be brought to the mat in court cases, less the most egregious ones. Yet, here we are 230+ years into the nations life, and how many libel/defamation cases have you ever heard of? Not many.. Conversely, bloggers do not have the same "protections". Are they all journalists? No, not in a million years, but some of them are, and some of them hold themselves accountable to the same intergrity that the MSM used to hold themselves too.


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    Sure - a few might take a real serious approach to blogging.
    But is that journalism? No - that's akin to the opinion section of the news paper. Well written, researched - but opinion and unofficial none the less.
    There are many steps to take towards becoming a journalist that a blogger has to make before they officially are one - and are to be taken as seriously as such.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Sure - a few might take a real serious approach to blogging.
    But is that journalism? No - that's akin to the opinion section of the news paper. Well written, researched - but opinion and unofficial none the less.
    There are many steps to take towards becoming a journalist that a blogger has to make before they officially are one - and are to be taken as seriously as such.
    These days I'd trust the bloggers more than the left stream media. They are still out there lying about the timeline of the Sherrod story. Blaming Fox when Fox is innocent, but they keep repeating the same lie over and over. They are stll out there lying about the Congressman Lewis being spat on and called the N word. If anyone should be fired or forced to resign it's Maddow for starters. MSNBC always runs things out of context, ignores news that hurts their cause,(or hurts Obama) and outright lies. Jounalism is dead, so bloggers are just as believable as anyone else.Maybe Maddow isn't a journalist but then neither is Beck, O'Reilly or Hannity. Also, neither are the 400 some (jounalists, bloggers,proffesors) who were members of Journolist.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Sure - a few might take a real serious approach to blogging.
    But is that journalism? No - that's akin to the opinion section of the news paper. Well written, researched - but opinion and unofficial none the less.
    There are many steps to take towards becoming a journalist that a blogger has to make before they officially are one - and are to be taken as seriously as such.
    Although you do have to admit that journalist today have become very sloppy and lazy in their research.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    http://$13 million settlement for US...herrod’s group

    Try this. I'm sorry if it doesn't work. I don't know what I'm doing.
    You also can google Sherrod sues USDA.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Although you do have to admit that journalist today have become very sloppy and lazy in their research.
    Actually, compared to 100 years ago, they are doing a bang up job.
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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Umm... what are these proposals exactly? It looks like your link is broken.

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    Re: CNN Host Calls for Crackdown on 'Bloggers' in Wake of Sherrod Incident:

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actually, compared to 100 years ago, they are doing a bang up job.
    This is true. On the other hand, over the past few years, they have come to rely far too much on the internet for their sources. I considered it mostly ironic because of the negative press wikipedia was getting to have the same groups of people grab on to any recent internet rumor or story and run with it. Then within a day or a few days, "oops....it wasn't true..or was exaggerated."
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