Cable news rapes blogs
by Sam Loomis, Wed Feb 23, 2005 at 01:17:30 PM EST
I realized it was really bad when I checked out "Inside Politics" today and instead of reporting on their own stories, they had two cute girls sitting at computers, reading blogs to me.
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I know I'm a lazy guy, but really, girls, I don't need someone to read to me. Thank you.
Have you noticed how M$M is now looking to blogs and internet sites to do their reporting and scooping for them?
Lazy and unimaginative? You bet.
It is also embarrasing. Right now I am watching the most undeniably crappy cable news show to air since "Donahue", or "Connie Chung Tonight".
Airing daily at 1 & 5pm on MSNBC is "Connected: Coast To Coast". Ron Reagan and some blonde chick anchor this train wreck that makes "Scarborough Country" look like "Frontline".
The premise is that it panders to those who are 'connected' on internet blogs, email, & TV sets. I guess they are trying to ride the 15-min. media-darling coattails that blogs have at this moment. They had Chris Bowers on today to talk about what blogs are talking about concerning the news the blogs hear about the coverage of Bushteam's trip to Europe. Huh?
News anchors asking bloggers what's goin on in the world, when blogs get many stories from various AP reports. This hall of mirrors is pretty silly and it just denigrates CNN and MSNBC further down than they already are.
Just like most news sources crib stories from NY Times, cable news is now taking news from blogs, which have taken them from other news outlets.
Trust me, their blog fetish will not last long.
Kos, Powerline, mydd....all of them will fall in and out of favor with M$M, depending on how lazy their own reporters are that week.
Still, this is all a little strange. Granted, it's cool when blogs help clarify or promote an urgent news story, but c'mon you lazy M$M bastards! Get yer own news!
And though I liked watching Chris Bowers scoff at that blonde chick on "Connected", I think our blogfathers should stay off crappy TV shows. It denigrates our cause.
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