Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A CAREFREE PRESS VS A FREE PRESS

A really interesting and thought provoking blog post today by Jack Spatafora that examines the lack of accountability of the Chicago Tribune Blog. 

An independent Blogger, he argues that the blog should be shut down because there are "more irresponsible bloggers than there are responsible ones, based simply on the mathematics and demographics of angry, dissatisfied citizens in any culture at virtually any time in history."

He says there " is a seismic difference between a free press and a carefree press." and that sites like ChicagoNow and "the Internet have been co-opted by underground survivalist, terrorist, and now international networks to inflame and recruit thousands of dis-informed readers"

Interesting perspective that fits right in with some of the issues we have seen play out on this blog and on some of the province's media websites.

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