Saturday, January 21, 2006

Laura Bush's Half-Baked Take on Hillary Clinton's Plantation Comment 

Personally, I find Laura Bush's comment much more ridiculous than Hillary Clinton's because Hillary at least was making a point and explained her point. Laura Bush tried to dismiss Clinton's comment without actually addressing the point Hillary made. No substance.

First Lady lashes out at Hillary's 'plantation' remark: "Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's description this week of the Republican-dominated House of Representatives as 'a plantation' continued making political waves Wednesday, as Laura Bush joined the fray.

'I think it's ridiculous. It's a ridiculous comment - that's what I think,' the First Lady told reporters as she flew home from a visit to Africa."

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Bloggers vs Establishment Journalists 

Glenn Greenwald has put together a great breakdown of why the blogosphere is putting pressure on traditional journalism:

"The principal benefit from the emergence of the blogosphere is that it has opened up our political discourse to a much wider and more diverse group of participants. Previously, establishment journalists and their hand-picked commentators were the sole vehicle for the dissemination of political opinions. The only commentators and opinions which received any real attention were the ones which establishment journalists deemed worthy of attention. Those who were outside of the club of established journalists were ignored and unable to have their opinions heard."

Do credentials matter in blogging? Do they matter in journalism? If you get your facts straight and can write coherently, why should they?

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