Daily Press on Blogging

I have posted this for Jim Bowden whose Blogger controls still aren’t operating properly. – Jim Bacon

The Peninsula’s Daily Press offered their two kopecks on L’Affaire Will Vehrs in an editorial, “Blogger Blow-Up” (May 13, 2006). The DP is the only one commenting, that I’ve seen, on Will Vehrs’ political persuasion. He “works from the right side of the street.”

“Which is why those engaged in blogging may wish to recall the adage that “politics ain’t beanbag” and take care not to leave themselves vulnerable. By blogging on the job, Vehrs effectively affixed a ‘hit me’ sign on his back. Furthermore, the DP said, “Such is life in the Blogosphere, venue of the ad hominem attack.”

That’s funny coming from the DP. Why does their editor, Gordon Morse, read and comment on blogs? To learn how to sharpen his ad hominem attacks?

The reporting in the DP is so bad and biased that Republican Delegate Melanie Rapp will answer only their written inquiries – in writing so there is a clear paper trail of truth.

I laughed seeing the DP put its little claws out. BTW, who are bloggers vulnerable to…?


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5 responses to “Daily Press on Blogging”

  1. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    Ad hominem attack? Bloggers didn’t invent or even perfect the ad hominem attack. The true masters reside in the editorial pages of our major newspapers, as I’ve documented on a number of occasions on this blog.

  2. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    “That’s funny coming from the DP. Why does their editor, Gordon Morse, read and comment on blogs?”

    The editor of the Daily Press is Ernie Gates. The editorial page editor is Jesse Todd. Gordon Morse is a contributing writer to the editorial department. I learned these things by reading the masthead.
    Please forgive the intrusion, Jim. I believe you were discussing intentionally inaccurate reporting designed to achieve a political end.
    Please, continue.

  3. James Atticus Bowden Avatar
    James Atticus Bowden

    So a contributing editor on the masthead isn’t an editor?

  4. Brand Avatar

    Mr. Bowden–Yes, a contributing editor is “an editor.” however, a contributing editor is not “their editor”, as many of us who are interested in accuracy can plainly see.

  5. James Atticus Bowden Avatar
    James Atticus Bowden

    Ok English majors, I shoulda said, “one of their editors”.

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