Friday, February 11, 2005

Another Victory for the Blogosphere

Eason Jordan had resigned from CNN. Let's recap for those who just joined us.
  • Trett Lott, forced down as Senate majority leader.
  • Howard Raines, resigned.
  • Dan Rather, retired after an independent investigation.
  • Jeff Gannon, out.
  • Nancy Rabinowitz, the academic at Hamilton College who invited the notorious Ward Churchill to speak, has resigned "under duress" as director of the Kirkland Project for the Study of Gender, Society and Culture. (She will continue to teach literature.)

The lesson for public figures is simple: millions of people are listening, watching and reading. If you fuck up, apologise quickly because stonewalling only gives the story time to hit millions of blogs and become part of the Web archive. Bloggers, like the people who read them, are forgiving. But the cover-up, the arrogance, the elitism, will bury you.

It's a new world guys. These are the new rules. Sink or swim baby.
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