14 December 2007

Friday's Executive Summary

so ends another week in the Stoopid Business

so anyway, it's been a brutal week. But it's over now and I'm taking Monday off, so all is well.

It is actually beginning to look a lot like Christmas: my brother-in-blog Kim du Toit has posted his annual reminder that the Most Dreaded Season is in full swing.
Elsewhere; I'm sure you've seen the comments of one David Hazinski, former NBC correspondent turned self-righteous pontificator. A taste:
Supporters of "citizen journalism" argue it provides independent, accurate, reliable information that the traditional media don't provide. While it has its place, the reality is it really isn't journalism at all, and it opens up information flow to the strong probability of fraud and abuse.
The news industry should find some way to monitor and regulate this new trend.

The premise of citizen journalism is that regular people can now collect information and pictures with video cameras and cellphones, and distribute words and images over the Internet. Advocates argue that the acts of collecting and distributing makes these people "journalists."
He says that like it's a bad thing. Emphasis mine, and you should read the whole thing to get the "context". I do not view myself as a "citizen journalist", I'm just a guy with a full time job, a full time wife, three full time kids, and maintaining the house / grounds here at Casa de Miguel full time (and loving every minute of all of the above....well, maybe the "full time job" not so such) who occasionally likes to stand on a soapbox on the fringe of the town square and vent my frustrations.
I'd "fisk" the entry, but Billy Hollis over at Q and O has been there, done that. Nicely done, Mr.Hollis. Captain Ed also weighs in on the subject.
In POTUS'08 campaign news, Stephen Green of VodkaPundit fame has posted his take on the Evil Party "debate" and Fred! offers an apology.
We'll have words again soon.


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