Monday, February 14, 2005

Open Letter to the LA Times

Emailed to the L.A. Times so called Book Review Dept.

An Open Letter to the Times

RE: Less Reformation, more refraction - By Michael Standaert, Special to The Times -

What a bunch of pseudo intellectual nonsense. The subtitle takes care of his first argument against the book. - "Understanding the Information Reformation That's Changing Your World" -
His first argument is: People who pick up the book "Blog" are likely to think that it's about blogs. For the most part, it's not about the Internet phenomenon of blogging, the term for individual or group Web-based chronicling and instant publishing. Rather, this book is a sustained effort of partisan hackery aimed at further eroding trust in what the author Hugh Hewitt calls "mainstream liberal media," which for him means anything to the left of Rush Limbaugh. This regurgitated mantra, in the hands of skilled marketers, can be applied to the latest hot brand ? in this case anything to do with blogs. -
So it is obvious this hack, Michael Standaert, has more against Rush Limbaugh than he has in favor of honestly reviewing a book. - The book is well written and shows how the Mainstream Media (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, ALL the print media including the L.A.Times) is now more accountable to those it serves. - Don't believe me? Ask Eason Jordan! - News Readers want the truth and can now find and share the truth through blogging. I also have found the blogs are quicker and much more open about corrections. - Newspapers must find ways to print news stories with facts alone and not left wing propaganda/adjectives on each page.
Paul Young - -