Today, the New York Times City Room (blog) runs excerpts from an interview with Mayor Bloomberg in which he’s asked a range of questions about whether he’d run for president (no, but maybe), how much he likes shaking hands (a lot), how much he likes being “popular” (well, who doesn’t?), and, oh yeah, how does he feel about bloggers?
The bloggers — you know, the New York Times, for better or worse, has some standards as to who they hire and how much experience you have to have. And then they have an editor who looks at the story and sees whether it’s fair and accurate and that sort of thing. And they have lawyers that make sure they don’t violate the law. Bloggers don’t have any of that. And that also leads to some of the partisanship.
And thus, a nation of bloggers dismissed in one fell swoop. Except, presumably, for those at the New York Times City Room (blog). Bloomberg, how ’bout you just call us all writers and we’ll call it a draw? Seriously, some of us even get dressed in the morning these days!
Anyway, last we heard, that “popularity” was in question. Probably the fault of some bloggers.
[via New York Times]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 20, 2010