jjoyce wrote:Look to your right. Blaska's Blog occupies the top slot right now, as well as #10. That's not an inconsiderable number of pageviews. There's an audience that exists for what he's writing.
There it is. Popularity = page views = credibility, apparently.
Meanwhile, we're still waiting for retraction of his proposition masquerading as the truth
(lie? or just disingenuous?) about "East High teachers marched students down East Washington last Tuesday".
So far, the only acknowledgement we have gotten came in this
thread (despite tons of requests for explanations in the original) from Blaska himself:
I am a liar because I doubted very much that the East High school walk out was done without any teacher influence. It's a proposition that cannot be conclusively proven either way.
The followup also incorrect. Of course the original statement can be proven. Did you ever talk
to any teachers? Students? Or did you just assume
the teachers orchestrated the students when your wrote your column that day?
It's this kind of sloppy "reporting" that continues unchallenged by the paper itself, and it's what's sparking this outcry here on the Forum. Sure, a blogger doesn't require a degree in journalism, but when it's sponsored by a paper, shouldn't it be held to a higher standard than your run-of-the-mill online loudmouth?