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Aug 24 2008

The NY Times Continues To Totally Suck My Ass (UPDATED)

Pam Spaulding, ass-kicking blogger at Pandagon and Pam’s House Blend, has just been interviewed for a feature article in the NY Times:

And one last bit of business—last week I was interviewed by Amanda Millner-Fairbanks of the New York Times for a feature that will run this [Saturday] on the front page of the Style section. The focus will be on all of the logistical and financial hurdles faced by bloggers—as well as the DNCC—in coordinating the inclusion of citizen journalists as members of the credentialed media. [emphasis added]

Why, why, why does the motherfucking Times continue to insist on capriciously covering some–but not all–blogging in the Style/Fashion section of the paper!?

What the motherfucking fuck does “logistical and financial hurdles faced by bloggers—as well as the DNCC—in coordinating the inclusion of citizen journalists as members of the credentialed media” have to do with Fashion or Style!?!? You’d think a motherfucking newspaper would at least understand when they are covering motherfucking journalism, and not Fashion or Style. Ah, but then you remember that we’re talking about the NY Times, pathetic dickbag wastrel excuse for real journalism that it has become. Eh.

UPDATE: Just to be clear, this shit is not about PhysioProf. I’m just a motherfucking hobby blogger, doing it for shits and giggles, and I could fucking care less how the NY Times or anyone else views what I do. But bloggers like Pam Spaulding, Glenn Greenwald, Jane Hamsher, and many others are PROFESSIONAL MOTHERFUCKING JOURNALISTS!

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  1. 1
    bikemonkey

    waitaminnit. you are saying that muppethumping blogging needs to be treated “seriously”…..wtf did you do with the real PhysioProf?

  2. 2
    Candid Engineer

    Considering why this offends you so much. Don’t like the implication of having blog and fashion used in the same phrase? Implies that your discussions are somehow akin to current trends in women’s shoe design?

    People who read you certainly give you more credit than that.

  3. 3
    Suzan

    Guess they are letting us know very subtly that bloggers aren’t journalists.

    Perhaps American Idol viewers?

    Suzan

  4. 4
    Screaming Lemur

    Helloooo, Candid, what serious blogger wants their blog mentioned on the “fashion” page? I sure wouldn’t, and neither would most bloggers who don’t identify with, say, Perez Hilton. Nothing about that article had anything to do with style or fashion. It’s insulting and demeaning not only because it assumes anything that women bloggers do belongs with the shoe reviews and hair tips, but because it’s bad fucking journalism, by the same people who tend to think of all bloggers as ‘amateurs/civilians/not real journalists’.
    THAT’S why it’s offensive. And yes, the people who read Physio’s blog will know it’s ridiculous, but the people who don’t read his (or any) blog will continue to think it’s a “cute lady thing” because that’s where the fucking NYT keeps trying to pigeonhole it! Clue-by-four, much?

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