Nick Denton on Bloggers (August 2004)

Via nickdenton.org:

  • Online reporters are as much whores for traffic as the average blogger. Anything about Fark is bound to get attention.
  • In August, when there’s not much to write about, bloggers such as Andrew Sullivan take the month off. Real reporters don’t have that luxury so, if there are no controversies, they manufacture them.
  • I do wonder why reporters ever call up for quotes. It’s not as if they’ll ever let them get in the way of a good story. Bloggers may spin the story one way or another, as I’m doing now, but at least there’s no pretense of objective reporting.

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