Chez Pazienza: Say What You Will (Requiem for a TV News Career)

This is an interesting article for a number of reasons.

1. It discusses the risks of blogging in your own name and not knowing (or knowing and discounting/not caring) what your day job’s policy on such things is. It’s both a warning and a lesson – and since most of us who read the internet also participate, it’s worth taking note.

2. It discusses CNN’s policies for blogging, and their lipservice to bloggers, and how they really treat the bloggers they (sometimes don’t even know they) have. As for me, I’ll admit I’ve never been a big CNN fan, but this certainly doesn’t help the cause.

3. It discusses how media’s sold out to ratings and shareholders (something I’ve discussed before and stopped delivering actual news unless it’s absolutely necessary.

I hope Mr. Pazienza succeeds in helping to revolutionize the news to actually, y’know, report news again.

And now a quick break for some stupidity.

headline from's inside politics section. poll: nation split on bush as uniter or divider. sketch: two crowds of people facing off, some carrying uniter signs and some carrying divider signs. both crowds yelling rant rant rant rant at each other. below them two people sitting around. first says if they can't agree on this doesn't that make him a divider by default? second says who cares? when's the eagles game on?

We’ll get back to the plot Tuesday. Jzimbert sent me this gem Saturday, and I couldn’t resist pointing it out — but I didn’t want to wait until March (which is where the current queue sits). Tuesday, we’ll get back to Lila and Cole and Daisy.