An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 27, 2007

Legit?

Filed under: Stuff — olbroad @ 8:25

Bloggers are not journalists, Lithuanian parliament says

An Internet blogger in new EU member state Lithuania vowed Tuesday to fight a parliamentary decision refusing him accreditation on the grounds that he was not a legitimate journalist.

Well, actually, some bloggers ARE journalists. Come to think of it, actually, some “journalists” aren’t really journalists.

“The Media Law describes a journalist as a person who collects, disseminates and provides information to the media, based on a contract with the media, or who is a member of a journalists’ union,” parliament’s education, science and culture committee said.

They forgot to add factual. I guess facts sometimes tend to get in the way for some journalists. Odds are, they just don’t want a few facts to get out to the public?  Slap some opinion in there, and ya got….The New York Times!  🙂

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