If Craig were an editor
: Patrick Phillips of IWantMedia asks Criag Newmark of Craig’s List one question:
Q: Is Craigslist a threat to newspapers?
A: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark: “Sure, by providing free classifieds, we deprive newspapers of some revenue. But in context, we’re not a significant threat. The real problem is decreasing audience and circulation for mass media, which I think results from decreasing credibility. For example, we rarely see reporters asking tough questions of authority — the best case being the White House press corps. To be fair, Helen Thomas and Jon Stewart are notable exceptions. Maybe this is the time for a call to action, since I know most reporters want to report these matters. I don’t mean to be critical, but compared to this, Craigslist is pretty penny-ante.”
Helen Thomas? Helen Thomas? She has been loopy for decades now. Just because press secretaries don’t like her, that doesn’t mean she’s H.L. Mencken.