Saturday, November 11, 2006

Delawareliberal on Delaware Tonight

Jason of Delawareliberal went on Channel 12's Delaware Tonight to discuss the impact of blogging on politics. Nancy Karibjanian, who admitted that she didn't know much about blogging, opened the segment by talking with Mike Wagner from the University of Delaware and Al Mascitti of WDEL before bringing on an actual blogger. (I hope Jason didn't feel like a zoo specimen.)
The traditional media cast a wary eye towards the blogs; Al commented that bloggers don't have editors and can put rumors out there without checking. (Don't talk radio shows do that as well?) In response, Jason pointed to the "self-regulating" nature of blogging:
Since people do comment, if you make a mistake or you get something wrong, people are quick to sort of point it out to you.
Jason said that Delaware blogs haven't yet had their "breakthrough year," though I'm not sure what that would be. But his appearance on Delaware Tonight was in itself a breakthrough. The program's "Political Perspectives" segment has a lineup that changes about as infrequently as the soviet politburo on the Kremlin wall.
And then last night, this guy Jason Scott, who started blogging a year ago and doesn't know the secret handshake, gets promoted to talking head, speaks cogently and is taken seriously.
W
ell done Jason. I hope they ask you back.

5 Comments:

Blogger jason said...

Wow. I did feel like a zoo specimen.

Thanks for putting a picture up where I'm not touching my nose or something.

As far as getting invited back, I tried to suck up to Nancy so.... we'll see.

6:20 PM, November 11, 2006  
Anonymous Nancy Willing said...

Tommywonk and Mike Matthews should get a shot too!!

8:01 PM, November 11, 2006  
Blogger jason said...

You're right. I'm very unworthy and have no idea why they called me. I'm just glad to have gotten through it without freezing or falling off the chair.

8:07 PM, November 11, 2006  
Blogger Donviti said...

perhaps they are sucking up to you. Something to be said about bringing in people that are criticical of you, you are less likely to criticize them once you know them.

(kinda like our pathetic White House Press corp)

Don't fall into the trap my man!

4:32 PM, November 15, 2006  
Blogger Ryan said...

I didn't know Jason was so old

10:39 PM, November 17, 2006  

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