The Eater blog has a column written my New York superstar-chef Mario Batali where he rants against the way bloggers engage in shoddy journalism.

The Eater blog has a column written my New York superstar-chef Mario Batali where he rants against the way bloggers engage in shoddy journalism. It's interesting to see how public figures are reacting the blog-mob:

Many of the anonymous authors who vent on blogs rant their snarky vituperatives from behind the smoky curtain of the web. This allows them a peculiar and nasty vocabulary that seems to be taken as truth by virtue of the fact that it has been printed somewhere. Unfortunately, this also allows untruths, lies and malicious and personally driven dreck to be quoted as fact. Even a savvy blog like the one you are reading now has strangely superseded truly responsible journalism. It is much more immediate and can skip a lot of the ponderous setup necessary in a news article. It cuts right to the heart of a matter, often disputing it as though real research has taken place.

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