The battle between mainstream journalists and bloggers is an interesting one. It becomes even more intriguing when you add sports fandom to the mix.
In my opinion, bloggers writing stories based on fact should be entitled to the same level of respect we give traditional journalists. Poor journalism is poor journalism, whether its performed by a blogger or a reporter for the New York Times.
Furthermore, being a fan doesn’t hamper one’s ability to blog any more than being a left-leaning opinion writer hampers one’s ability to analyze a left wing political party’s economic policies (and that happens all of the time). If I know your stripes, in terms of sports or politics, I can make a judgement on your potential bias.
Thoughts? Personally, I thought Damien Cox was being a bit heavy-handed in this video, which is too bad, because I usually enjoy his commentary.