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Another Bullet in the Old Gray Lady’s Ass

The NYTimes Is Conflicted And Wrong About The A.P. And Needs To Stop Defending Them
Jeez, how thick are these people? You cannot win a war against bloggers. Markos is daring the AP to sue him, and has declared he’s gonna go batshit crazy violating their “standard” for what they have decided is “fair use” as he sees fit every chance he gets.

Has anyone in the AP collective realized how downright dirty ugly this will get before the Associated Press is handed their head? Do they realize that if bloggers decide, en masse, to reject linking to anything with an AP tag there will be no reasonable thesis for their existence?

Do they not get no one needs their middle man shit anymore?

PS: BoingBoing wants to know who the fuck made this guy Cox the bishop of bloggers?

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There are 3 Comments to "Another Bullet in the Old Gray Lady’s Ass"

  • hashfanatic says:

    “Do they not get no one needs their middle man shit anymore?”

    Weeeeeellll….technically, we DO. Credibility in the greater blogosphere is still an issue.

    Where I agree is, the AP does not have to be that middleman.

    My instinct is, they will capitulate, in some mutual face-saving way, and everything will revert to SNAFU, just because no one has any time to address this shit right now.

  • TC says:

    hash, the AP rarely does any actual reporting; mostly they take original reporting from one of their collective members’ staff and just slap “(AP)” on the byline. Today, with all those member newspapers, magazines, etc. running their own online delivery systems, the whole reason for existing that the AP was based upon–sharing content among its members–ceases to have purpose.

    If I see a story about something that happened on Staten Island, with an “AP” tag on the byline, I KNOW the story came from the SI Advance, NY Post, Daily News, or possibly Newsday. The AP doesn’t have a “Staten Island desk.” They just re-purpose other people’s stuff and lay claim to it. I’d bet hard cash the articles that Drudge Retort used to start this whole cock-up fit that model: some newspaper created it and AP laid proprietary claim and threatened to sue.

    One of the biggest reasons I no longer bother spending money to read the Fingerboard Follies is that damn near nothing they print was written by those idiots. They fill up their pages with stuff they pull off the wire, and intersperse it with a handful of column inches created by their staff, usually about irrelevant crap no one gives a shit about. They regularly get their heads handed to them by the Post or Daily News when a “big” story breaks in their own backyard.

  • david drake says:

    $12.50 for quoting five words

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha! What a bunch of asshats the AssPress is. They are going to be ignored by every blogger everywhere while other sources are cited, used and credited. F’em.