So in my discussions on internet ethics eventually someone will ask, "why so thin skinned?"
Well, by God, here's why.
Feb. 19, 2007: AJC Editor tells us all her paper is going to show us how it should be done in the online world.
March 18, 2007: Creative Loafing's Murray Grievous states collaboration between new and traditional media may never be possible.
June 7, 2007: GPB's Susanne Capaluto at an APC event calls bloggers "entertainers".
June 17, 2007: Athens Banner Herald editor Jim Thompson uses a commentor as an example of why the mainstream media's use of real names gives it credibility.
Dec. 17, 2007: UGA journalism professor David Hazinski says "citizen journalisism" has the strong probability of fraud and abuse.
Dec. 21, 2007: Athens Banner-Herald writer Blake Aued tells bloggers "When y’all start doing your own reporting, rather than rely on rumors, press releases and the dreaded MSM, then you can call yourselves journalists".
July 29, 2008: Macon Telegraph's Travis Fain snidely referring to BloggerGuy09.
July 30, 2008: Creative Loafing Editor Ken Edelstein wondering how we can trust any anonymous blogger.
So the next time you think something written about bloggers is clever or original, it probably isn't. And the next time you ask us why our skin is so thin, we may respond, "why because of all the gentle pats on the back you've given us!"