Hot on the heels of my talk radio debut last month, I was interviewed last Friday by Kathleen Megan, a reporter for the Hartford Courant. She was doing a story on the GPS panty hoax and found my post on the subject.
You can see the Courant's article here. Although we talked by phone for quite a while, I'm only mentioned briefly toward the end:
A blogger in Tokyo a New Yorker identified by his Web name of Gaijin Biker checked out the address for the company manufacturing the panties and found it doesn't exist.Unfortunately, she left out the name of my blog, but hey, you can't have everything.
Reading the article, I was struck by the irony of a professional reporter using a blogger as a news source. Wasn't it supposed to be the other way around? In an infamous opinion piece last year, former CBS correspondent Eric Engberg sneered that "the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on."
Well, no one ever said anything about replacing traditional journalism, but more and more, bloggers are complementing it, not feeding off of it. Engberg's parasite-ridden dog just won't hunt.
According to this report in the Guardian, "The bloggers have all the best news". (Found via LGF.)