Saturday, January 29, 2005

Nick Coleman and the Art of Linking

In this post, I discussed the art of creative linking in a blog post. Yesterday, in an article in Editor & Publisher, Nick Coleman ranted on and on, like the little bitch that he is, about the danger of blogers. The piece featured a quote revisiting one of Coleman's most, uh, talked about columns, that lends itself perfectly to artful linking. First, here's the excerpt unadorned:

In that same piece, Coleman called the bloggers everything from "rottweilers in sheep's clothing" to "reliable partisan hacks." He claimed that the site and others like it "are dominated by the right and are only interested in being a megaphone without oversight, disclosure of conflicts of interest, or professional standards," adding that the blog was "the biggest link in a daisy chain of right-wing blogs that is assaulting mainstream media."

And now that same excerpt with value added:

In that same piece, Coleman called the bloggers everything from "rottweilers in sheep's clothing" to "reliable partisan hacks." He claimed that the site and others like it "are dominated by the right and are only interested in being a megaphone without oversight, disclosure of conflicts of interest, or professional standards," adding that the blog was "the biggest link in a daisy chain of right-wing blogs that is assaulting mainstream media."

Newspapers can't do this, which is why they will eventually die.

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