Monday, March 10

David Simon on blogs

David Simon, creator of The Wire, on criticism that this season's focus on journalism didn't mention the effect of blogs:

"If you're saying that there needed to be scenes of the Internet interacting with journalism and bringing down journalism, I will now write you a scene: Interior, garden apartment anywhere. A white male, mid-30s, sits at a laptop computer in his underwear, linking to a Baltimore Sun story. He then scratches his left testicle until satisfied and continues to type commentary about that story onto his blog. Cut to drug corner, and on to the next scene."

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