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Forbes on the Blog Warpath

Oct 28, 2005, 22:00 (17 Talkback[s])

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Bayosphere: Forbes's Trashy Blog Attack

"Overall, what a pile of trash from Forbes Magazine, which uses its cover to go on the attack against bloggers in the new issue. You have to register to read the stories. Go ahead if you must; it's worth reading to see how a normally solid business magazine can go astray with an alarmist and at times absurd broadside.

"Do bloggers sometimes go too far? Of course. But if the best-read bloggers typically did work of the lousy quality shown in the Forbes stories, they'd be pilloried--appropriately so..."

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Diary of a Senior Editor: Dan Lyons: Forbes' Version of Maureen O'Gara

"Back when the whole Mauren O'Gara groklaw mess first broke, I was contacted by Daniel Lyons, a reporter with Forbes. You can read my take on the original interview here. Essentially, it looked like he was gunning for PJ, and I was very careful with my quotes.

"I talked to him again the following Monday. In the course of the conversation, I asked him if he, as a courtesy, would refrain from mentioning where I was currently working..."

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