Because It Needs To Be Done.
When it comes to the battle between traditional mass media and bloggers, I don’t usually take either side. I still don’t; both are sleazy and stupid in their own ways, and I don’t feel like I need to comment about their foibles any more.
But I need to link you to this.
Why? Three reasons:
- It’s on LiveJournal, a service typically associated with angsty diarists and fen who write all sorts of crap. I happen to like LJ, so having this happen on it is something that pleases me. The service doesn’t matter, only the content.
- It’s an important news item. It needs to be seen, it needs to be told.
- It’s being written by the people who are there. You'll never get better coverage than this; and from people who have a stake at it, not some armchair wanker like me or slick media pirate.