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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Power to the unpopular and Brown bashing

Philisophically Made has been posing many a soul-searching, life-the-universe-and-everything questions recently and in particular what the point of a blog is, exactly. I gave them my definition:

"The least popular people using the widest possible medium to convey the most unfounded ideas to the smallest possible audience for the minutist of effects."

Give, or take, that's pretty much it really.

By way of an argument I mentioned this:
The comments section is important too. Russell Brown, for example, can post something ridiculous like today's little effort on how TV One should never ever question MAF or other government authorities and he can "get away with it" as it were because we can't see the comments [on his site]. Maybe people just give up reading him altogether because of things like that. "Hard news" indeed! The moment someone questions the Labour government they become irresponsible and not behaving like good little journalists. What a joke.

3 Comments:

At 12/5/05 7:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sigh ... nice one Tim. Have a crack but ignore the substance.

Do you really think it's acceptable for a TV report to fan fear by ominously declaring that the movement of household pets is still being permitted - when household pets can't get FMD? If there was a real outbreak and TVNZ was broadcasting misinformation like that, would that be acceptable?

BTW, have had several emails about it, of the same view as me: it was poor.

Cheers,
RB

 
At 14/5/05 3:47 pm, Blogger Xavier said...

"The least popular people using the widest possible medium to convey the most unfounded ideas to the smallest possible audience for the minutist of effects."

Ha ha! That is hilarious.

 
At 14/5/05 11:53 pm, Blogger t selwyn said...

Xavier: After only a fortnight of blogging it was all to obvious to me.

Zentiger has played idealist and turned it around thus:

"The strongest willed people using an increasingly popular medium to suggest the dearest held beliefs to the most varied of audiences for the most unrecognised of effects that will be most obvious in hindsight in spite of the most negative of resistance."

That full post is on SH is here.

 

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