Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Well not in so many words, but I guess we already knew that about Stephen right? Screamin' A. talked with LA's Tom Hoffarth about Blogs and the Mainstream Media and had a few choice words for us bloggers....
"Internet writers" have no right to reach a large audience. And when you look at the internet business, what’s dangerous about it is that people who are clearly unqualified get to disseminate their piece to the masses. I respect the journalism industry, and the fact of the matter is ...someone with no training should not be allowed to have any kind of format whatsoever to disseminate to the masses to the level which they can. They are not trained. Not experts.And the fact of the matter is....blah blah blah. I'm not going to get all defensive like I normally do and go into the whole credibility issue, but I ask again...What makes you credible Stephen A. Smith? Is it the fact that you stood by Isiah Thomas' destruction of the Knicks because you are his friend, the failed television show on ESPN, or is it the acting role on General Hospital? You tell me. Sure he has access to somethings that Bloggers don't but that's changing, and quite frankly you're scared Stephen A. Smith.
Feel free to read the rest of the three part interview without laughing at the man. Oh and about that whole writing a column on your Blackberry thing?
"No, that’s total fabrication. I wrote my column on a Blackberry one time, at the (2004) NBA draft, I was on vacation (from the newspaper)."Right...so that's a yes then?
Stephen A. Smith Q-and-A Part 3: Internet writers have "sabotaged" newspapers (Inside Socal: Farther Off The Wall)
Smith: Bloggers Should Not Be Allowed To Reach A Large Audience (Sports by Brooks)
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