Puddles of Goo

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So dK is going through one of it’s periodic meltdowns.

Without dealing with the specifics, one of the issues is credibility on a blog.

A blog is NOT a source of news.  I sometimes link and quote them for Overnight News Digest but they’ve shown up in Google and are hosted by legitimate news organizations.

Heck, Keith Olbermann has a blog and we believe him, but he’s a paid professional journalist on a news site.

That is not the standard I aspire to.

I’m a critic, not a reporter Jim, and an anonymous one at that.  There is no reason at all you should believe anything I say.

If you can’t duplicate my results it’s not science now is it?

On the other hand you have my record of two and a half years of emotional honesty.  You know me.

Blogs are communities of like minded people and they react the ways communities typically do- compassion, sharing, humor, indulgence of personal quirks.

About my tab Sammy.  Next week for sure.  Now slide me another one.

Some people on dK aspire to more.  They really see it as alternative media and they’re right, but it’s not the kind of media they’re used to.

It’s Sam Adams running a clandestine press in the basement of his brewery with Tom Paine preaching revolution on the keyboards.

If it ever gets to be something else it’s the kind of game for which you and I hardly qualify and the gate keepers have won.  Just another tool for which you have to get a diploma which is better than a brain because the wizard says so.

No looking behind the curtain Toto, you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Neither are Hunk and Zeke and Hickory.

I don’t set policy here except by example and my example is this-

If we ever start worrying about our “credibility as a blog” we’ve already lost.

Community is more important.


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    • melvin on September 3, 2007 at 10:11 am

    The orange powers that be seem to be taking O’Reilly’s criticism to heart and doing a little remodeling accordingly. Beyond absurd.

    • Turkana on September 3, 2007 at 11:23 am

    dk is explicitly attempting to help elect dems. that means their credibility does matter. on this site, we’re only trying to change the fabric of the universe. i’m personally tired of the old maroon felt. i prefer high thread-count egyptian cotton, preferably with a tie-dyed paisley pattern. or old, pre-sweat shop levi’s denim. but here, we each stake our own claims to credibility. or not.

    dk has its feet on the ground. we’re spinning off into space.

    • pfiore8 on September 3, 2007 at 4:41 pm

    that’s all i know… and you nailed it:

    If we ever start worrying about our “credibility as a blog” we’ve already lost.

    ek… just thanks.

    • pfiore8 on September 3, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    my sentiments eXactly

    my comment to LarryInNYC last night or was that early this morning????

    • pfiore8 on September 3, 2007 at 5:24 pm


  1. … I found it funny.  Markos deliberately did not put the diary on the FP.  I think he was just pissed off that his adversaries slammed him over Maccabee’s story.

    But folks love kos and when he writes a diary everyone has to join in.  Yep, I said love and I meant love.  So he can just be pissed off and say nothing terribly deep or profound, just be pissed off, and it turns into a big festival of indignation.  It is to laugh.

    I agree with you about the whole notion of “credibility” as a blog.  I couldn’t care less.  Credibility to whom?  And why?

    • pfiore8 on September 4, 2007 at 3:23 am

    somebody left me a great gift in one of the comments… it is wonderful!!! i can make

    words turn all kinds of colors

    and while i’m sure you know it, i will

    share this gift with you

    here it is

    and we’re sharing with everybody reading this comment…

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