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August 6, 2005
Nancy Clark Checks Out

Yesterday I took my lunch break to feast on the efforts of sports columnist Nancy Clark at the Des Moines Register to denigrate bloggers as rumormongers and liars, while holding herself up as a paragon of the "journalism of verification". Several CQ readers sent Clark their responses to her misfired braodside. Hopefully they will not hold their breath waiting for a response, because apparently Ms. Clark has her own special method of handling criticism from her readers, as CQ reader Seybernetx found out (emphasis mine):

At the risk of "pulling a Nancy", I emailed a reply to Clark's column, saying pretty much what all of you have said here.

The response?


Your message

To: Clark, Nancy
Subject: Feeling a little pressured, are we?
Sent: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 20:35:03 -0500

was deleted without being read on Fri, 5 Aug 2005 14:09:41 -0500


It seems that all of the effort to provide the "journalism of verification" makes it impossible for Ms. Clark to deal with its consequences.

Sister Toldjah has a great review of this as well, using this episode and others as an argument that the Exempt Media has started a concerted pushback effort against the blogosphere. (She gets her first Instalanche, too!) Be sure to check it out -- it's link-rich and well-put. If you haven't read her blog before, be sure to bookmark it.

UPDATE: Patterico also has a great post on this topic. Check it out.

UPDATE II: Also, check out The Anchoress and her take on the journalistic coma. In fact, all three of the above blogs deserve regular readership, regardless of the topic.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 6, 2005 10:17 AM

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