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Five Ways in Which I am Not a Journalist

I’m a blogger. I’m not a journalist, or even a citizen journalist. I’m a great blogger, I’m a sucktastic journalist. Here’s why.

I do not fact check. If I were to fact check I would probably have to miss yoga and I’d definitely have to miss tennis. I do not have time for fact checking. It will get in the way of my leisure activities.

I seldom spell check. Well, if the squiggly red line appears sometimes I’ll right click to change the word, but let’s be frank I could easily misspell peak, peek or pique and I probably have.

I do not know how to use commas. The Virgin tells me that my comma splices drive her crazy. Unfortunately I do not know what a comma splice is. I was at the beach that day.

Why would I get three independent sources to verify a story when I could just wait for the first three commenters to say me too?

I do not present the other side of the story. Fair and balanced reporting is for the AP Newswire, not bloggers. I’ve got an agenda folks, the food industry has a huge media budget, y’all have me. I don’t need to present their side of the story.




3 thoughts on “Five Ways in Which I am Not a Journalist”

  1. I think most of us are writers, if we are bloggers who focus on content but I am no journalist.If I wanted to write about other people and news, I would have pursued it as one of my degrees. I’m kinda vain and really social, so I love to blog. It allows me to talk about my favorite subjects at my complete discretion and build a rocking community to engage with.Great post!

  2. “Fair and balanced reporting is for the AP Newswire” – yeah, because they’re so fair and balanced these days.
    Look, CNN & Fox News both have agendas and they hire journalists… but if you were a journalist? Someone would be paying you for all of those things you mentioned – and then skewing your results to fit the agenda of their audience.

    Anyone who says they are a “citizen journalist” to me just falls in the category of “blogger who is trying to justify getting a press pass to an event.”

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