30 January 2008

Bloggers don't get no respect

Wow, does Queen of Spain have a tale to tell.

She had the temerity to think that a silly little organization like BlogHer that only represents something like 13,000 women bloggers could DARE to send a reporter to the latest Republican debates.
However, the Los Angeles Police Department denied credentials to both Katy and I on the grounds we are "online media" and BlogHer.com was not throughly investigated by the LAPD. This decision came suddenly after weeks of talks with LAPD personnel and assurances that Katy and I, as former Los Angeles news reporters, would be applying for a press pass "renewal" as we were simply changing our media affiliation.

I don't know about you, but I get my news from the New York Times, the LA Times and the BBC. Maybe a little Yahoo, a little Fark. All online. Not print. Not TV. Online. Every. Single. Day.
I think the LAPD has some catching up to do.

8 comments:

lizgwiz said...

Maybe they're just afraid of the mighty force that is thousands of female bloggers. It is a force to be reckoned with, to be sure.

Day Dreamer said...

Not to mention the force of us that aren't registered at BlogHer...

Most warm blooded humans I know get their daily news online anymore as well.

Dems not too smart....

Deep Fried Yankee said...

And what's so amazing, is that in every show I've seen, you always hear:

"Well, the bloggers reported..."
or
"Go check our blogs for minute to minute updates..."

So, wtf?

Mamma said...

Freakin' ridiculous...

rookiemom said...

They were just afraid of having someone there that might actually, you know, tell the truth.

And hell yes I get all my news online...who the heck trusts the mainstream media these days? Not I.

Queen of Spain said...

Oh, and I know more that I can't blog just yet. It gets worse. Trust me

Count Mockula said...

I'm still a daily newspaper subscriber (and no, I'm not eighty), but I do get a lot of news online. However, it doesn't surprise me in the LEAST that the Republicans denied their credentials. Hell, look at the history of who they've denied at their national conventions, ets.

Mrs. Chicken said...

wow. that is just ... wow.

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