Blogger takes on New York Times blogs article, more
A couple weeks ago, in a column for the weekly WorldGolf.com newsletter, I (with tongue somewhat in cheek) chided golf bloggers for how they covered the Golf Digest/PGA Tour partnership deal. That resulted in a number of responses from readers and golf bloggers, some branding me a dope, some saying “who cares about that deal anyway!?” and others complimenting the piece. A lot of good points were raised, especially with regards to the role that bloggers (at least some bloggers) like to play: that of “self-styled people’s journalists who serve as watchdogs picking up the slack from the fat, bloated MSM (that’s blogger-ese for “Main Stream Media") too out of touch to report a ‘real’ story if it jumped up and bit ‘em in the rear,” as I wrote.
Along those lines, I just came across an interesting entry by a Kareem Mayan on the role of bloggers. Check it out here.
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You are a gentleman and a scholar. Your views and points are pertinent to all of our golf obsessed dialogues. Although I persoanlly may not agree with you on some topics, I appreciate you bringing them to the table nonetheless. Keep on keepin' on.
I think you've got an obligation to try to be factually correct whenever you're writing stuff. WHen you're getting paid for it and writing for the Grey Lady, though, you've got to try extra hard... and given how glaring the errors are in the article I linked to, it was clear nobody involved in the editorial process were trying very hard when they were fact-checking that article.