Don’t listen to me, I’m just a white guy
: Ah, the weekend: When I can catch up with my Jay Rosen reading.
It was a remarkable week at PressThink: Jay covered the hubub over the discrimination minority journalists showed Bush v. Kerry when each came to speak to them… Jay took the contrarian stand that they should show their opinions (and I agreed)… then Jay’s blog turned into a friggin’ op-ed page with various players writing pieces there (rather than in the big papers that employ them). This is what happens when you allow news to become conversation. I hope that is not lost on the big news guys who are reading the action over at Jay’s. I fear it is lost, but I can always hope.
I have to say I got pretty mad at a white guy at all the white-guy bashing I read in the guest posts (read: old-style columns) put there by the Unity players (both of whom I know professionally). Ernest Sotomayor, president of Unity and Long Island editor of Newsday, said: