Will the vilification of bloggers by media barons never cease?
Robin Wauters reports that media mogul Van Thillo recently said the following at an event hosted by Belgian Marketing & Management Association:
We have to get back to the basics. Reporters are well paid and thus are expensive to us. News is what is new to people and not the actual facts. Our job is to separate the uncommon from the common, to place emphasis on what’s exception and use the rest as efficiently as possible. That’s why bloggers are not journalists but merely the garbage of the web.