So Peggy’s site seems doomed now too.
What’s this make? 4 blogs that critique the news media going dark?
Big Easy TV: gone
When TV Came to Memphis: gone
Okay, that’s five. Five websites that raised questions about how the tv news media does it’s job, all gone either due to company pressure, company policy, or out-of-control comments.
What a shame. I’ve been asked if I would say more about the news media on this space now that the other sites are dead or dying. I won’t. Not because I’m afraid of pressure or criticism or juvenile comments from some of the people who apparently work in those newsrooms. I don’t say much about local tv news because frankly, I don’t watch it.
I will post about local news coverage if I see something that provokes a comment but I doubt that’s going to happen very often because I don’t get my news from the local tv stations. Like a growing number of viewers, I get my local news from the newspaper and the internet.
I’m sad to see Peggy’s blog go by the wayside, just as I’m sad to see the demise of SouthTVNews. I really hate that Peggy chose to pull the plug, or at least scale it back because of comments from the anonymous idiots who work in the newsrooms.
I wonder how many viewers found Peggy’s site and were put off by the juvenile and immature comments from the people they watch for their news coverage.
I know, those were anonymous comments but they were transparent enough to confirm they came from reporters/photographers/producers and even managers.
I also know that when some managers at another station logged on to see Peggy’s last post that there was joy in mudville. They hated the fact that Peggy had a blog. They checked it daily, probably more often than that; looking for any mention of their work.
And now it’s gone. I bet they slept better.