May 17, 2004

Does anyone else find this annoying?

First off, let me just say that I love Jeff Jarvis, however his continued shameless promotion of Iraqi bloggers kind of weirds me out. Dunno why, it just seems like every time I check his blog, he's got some new post trying to get Iraqi bloggers picked up by mainstream news sources. I thought what they were doing was present themselves as an ALTERNATIVE to mainstream media.

Having them on the payrolls of these organizations (IMO) would probably compromise their objectivity. Even if it's not explicit, the editors desk will provide for an implicit censor - not what these guys need, or us even for that matter.