: I wrote a piece for Netzeitung, the German net-only paper, about weblogs and journalism. I wish I’d been able to write it in German, but they translated it for me. Michael Maier, the editor of Netzeitung, asked me to write it after we talked. He understands citizens’ media but other German journalists don’t… yet.

: And it’s so nice to see oneself insulted in another language as a result. A commenter here calls me a bitter, old reactionary. That I can translate.

: Now the Instapundit of Germany, der Schockwellenreiter, calls me a multi-purpose blogging weapon for the conservatives. I replied that I’m voting for Kerry, so that must make me a secret weapon. (If I did my translating correctly, that is.)

: More German links here und hier.

: Not that you should possibly care, since you’ve seen it all here before, but hte English version of the story is tucked behind that “more” link.

Weblogs are the best thing to happen to journalism since the invention of word processing

  • Hi Jeff,
    I agree with a lot of what you have to say about the media, journalism and weblogs.
    It’s just that I had to add that disclaimer over at I called you an old, bitter, rightwing reactionary who once referred to himself as being liberal before – right here on your website.
    during the 9/11 aftermath and later during the beginning of the iraq war you proofed yourself more than once, that you are just that.

  • Mike NYC

    You’ve got a great sense of humor about yourself, Jeff. Thanks for the post.

  • The translated-back-into-English-via-Google version of that article makes interesting reading. Especially Google’s rendering of Ken Layne’s famous blogger battle cry:
    Blogger are in principle citizens with druckpressen. That gives them its new power. They can, like the Blogger Ken Layne say, “facts apart to on the latter take”.

  • Well, Andreas, then why am I voting for Kerry? Your brand of political correctness is scary.

  • So you ARE officially voting for Kerry now? What changed?
    I guess I have to work harder on my aunt in Tenafly so she’ll cancel you out….