Arizona Daily Star reporter criticizes political bloggersby Carolyn Classen on Oct. 24, 2010, under Life, Politics
Arizona Daily Star reporter Josh Brodesky (page B1 of today’s newspaper) criticizes the political bloggers out here in the internet blog world by saying that “speculation” and “innuendo” are their staples. Read his characterization below of Blog for Arizona, Rum Romanism and Rebellion, Gila Courier, Sonoran Alliance, etc. And he mentions the new news source Arizona News-Telegraph, which I recently wrote about (a day before the Star did).
Read Brodesky’s column here:
He even mentions our Tucsoncitizen.com blogger “Three Sonorans” (David Morales) and former Tucsoncitizen.com blogger James Kelley. See David’s blog about this recent column, click here.
Brodesky further reveals the identify of “AZ Blue Meanie” over at Blog for Arizona, saying he is Tucson attorney Roger White. I suspected so for months but wasn’t sure. I knew AZ Blue Meanie was probably an attorney and a Democratic leader, from how he writes.
This is how Blog for Arizona describes AZ Blue Meanie:
“The Blue Meanie is an Arizona citizen who wishes, for professional reasons, to remain anonymous when blogging about politics. Armed with a deep knowledge of the law, politics and public policy, as well as pen filled with all the colors stolen from Pepperland, the Blue Meanie’s mission is to pursue and prosecute the hypocrites, liars, and fools of politics and the media – which, in practical terms, is nearly all of them. Don’t even try to unmask him or he’ll seal you in a music-proof bubble and rendition you to Pepperland for a good face-stomping.”
We’re not journalists as most of us have no journalism degrees, we’re bloggers and/or “citizen journalists”. See my earlier blog on our handbook, click here.