Portland Tribune columnist Pete Schulberg takes a slap at bloggers today:
I'm bleary-eyed from the blogosphere. There sure is a lot of fuss being made about the armchair pontificators sitting in front of a laptop at home, posting rants and rages about everything from the presidential race to "Who is polling negatives about Sam Adams?" — as was headlined on the Portland Communiqué blog compiled by Christopher Frankonis (See communique.Portland.or.us/)....
Frankly, I’m already getting tired of all the attention the Web site logs — compressed to Web logs and finally "blogs" for short — are getting as the new and exciting driving force in the media during this political season...
[I]t’s more than a tad disconcerting when media pundits point to bloggers as a way to somehow make the traditional media better and more accountable, with the knowledge that the blogging public is looking over their shoulder.
For starters, read most blogs and you’ll soon find that the majority of topics being discussed, dissected and disseminated are ones that were first reported by the mainstream media. And generally, the sources are newspapers, which have the personnel and the resources to get the story in the first place...
Something tells me that when the blogosphere loses its shiny new allure, there will still be newspapers — and even CBS — leading the way to news.
I don't know, Pete. Here you are, former TV news pretty-boy, now reduced to writing the TV column for a semi-weekly. You're writing a column -- a very late column -- about bloggers. And you think your organization has more clout than they do?
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