SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Monday, February 21, 2005

LEO ON BLOGS. John Leo's article "Framing Blogs," gives an overview of the role of blogs as they relate to Old Media/MSM/Legacy Media. Leo pays particular attention to the Eason Jordan story--the latest big story in the blosophere's young history. I particularly enjoy his use of the term "retroframing," and another very important point he makes about blogs:
Why some in mainstream media keep depicting bloggers as inaccurate is a mystery. In the blogs I follow, accuracy is crucially important, and errors have to be admitted quickly, usually on the day of the mistake.

(Downtown Seattle, WA)


  • At 11:02 AM, Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer said…

    What is interesting about Leo's comments was what he chose not to discuss.

    He writes, "To make its case, the Times gave a sanitized account of Jordan’s comment on his panel and made no mention of two Democratic politicians, Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Christopher Dodd, who were present at the panel and told the press they were aghast at what they heard Jordan say."

    Does he not see the irony that in his own column he focuses on Eason Jordan but makes no mention of Jeff Gannon/James Guckert?

    It either shows how myopic his blog reading is, or how uncomfortable he is with Gannongate that he completely ignores mentioning it in a context so appropriate for it to be mentioned in.

    Then again, he does seem to wear really thick glasses. Maybe he is simply blind.


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