Q: Which side makes mistakes? A: Stop talking about sides

When it comes to accuracy, fairness and accountability, blogs and mainstream are in the same boat: Each one earns its own reputation.
Stephen Baker

A blogger named David Lorenzo had me writing for The New York Times. (Believe me, I wasn't insulted.) He later posted a correction , which led to a discussion about accuracy in the media, the blogs vs MSM. I'm getting tired of this back-and-forth. Here's my comment to the post:

I would remove what I consider to be an arbitrary division between blogs and mainstream. Some publishers, whether ink-and-paper or blogs, will earn a reputation for fairness, accuracy and accountability. Others will not. Everyone, being human, will continue to make mistakes. The upside when you make a mistake, as I did recently, is that it hopefully will put you back on your toes.

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