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The Day The Journalists Cried

Michael Lenehan of the Chicago Reader is sad. Sad because no one, apparently, is reading newspapers anymore. Which actually means that newspapers aren't making as much money as they used to make, in his opinion, but never mind that. He's got a laundry list of people who've done the industry in, including Craig Newmark and his Craigslist, EBay, Google Base and naturally, bloggers, all of which begs the question: how many straw men are currently employed by the Chicago Reader.


Naturally, he cites this and other blogs and "their blogging friends whose idea of a good time is giving yourself a funny name and distracting normal people who used to read newspapers." Yep, our secret was our funny name.

Actually, he seems most pissed at the fact that bloggers take news stories and then do what the reporters seem unable to do -- make them interesting. He angrily cites a single occasion where this blog failed to cite attribution to his satisfaction and especially seems aggrieved that we take holidays. "Wonkette doesn

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