Get your warblog-coverage on
The Austin Chronicle has an article by Marc Savlov on warblogs.
Savlov had sent a request to the webmaster for austinbloggers.org for background info for the story. That e-mail addresses is an alias for several people, me being one. Although I’ve felt for years that Savlov is a prick, I responded in a helpful spirit, with some info and links.
Apart from sending no “thank you,” message, Savlov ignored or contradicted everything I sent him, which (I assume) conflicted with the story he wanted to write. This is not to say that I am right and he is wrong, but if a journalist asks someone assumed to have some knowledge of a specific field, and gets a response that doesn’t agree with what he expected or has been picking up from other sources, he might shoot back “That’s different from what I’ve been hearing. Why do you say that?”
He took the typical old-media condescending view of blogs in general.
And he spent about one-fifth of the story talking about a site that he acknowledges is not a blog but is “blog-like.” Whatever.