Monday, November 17, 2008

Some Factual Remarks by Rupert Murdock

Rupert Murdock made some great remarks, covered in this CNET post. I don't know about some of his past decisions, but he clearly understands his business. I have to respect the older guys who embrace new technology and run with it. Here's my favorite quote from this piece.

To make his point, Murdoch criticized the media reaction after bloggers debunked a "60 Minutes" report by former CBS anchor, Dan Rather, that President Bush had evaded service during his days in the National Guard.

"Far from celebrating this citizen journalism, the establishment media reacted defensively. During an appearance on Fox News, a CBS executive attacked the bloggers in a statement that will go down in the annals of arrogance. '60 Minutes,' he said, was a professional organization with 'multiple layers of checks and balances.' By contrast, he dismissed the blogger as 'a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas writing.' But eventually it was the guys sitting in their pajamas who forced Mr. Rather and his producer to resign.

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