Mark Cuban Shreds NYTimes' "Journalistic Integrity"

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Laurence Prusak ["Lorenzo"] told me recently he's studying the "democratization of knowledge." I'm going to tell him to look at the "democratization of media" as well.

He can start by checking out Mark Cuban's blog. Cuban's had two run-ins with the NYTimes, and both times the reporters have chosen to mischaracterize Cuban. Well, the "blog-maverick" doesn't take this lying down; instead, he just blogs about it here and here.

Finally, he asks: "NYTimes Sunday Business or Bloggers. Who has higher standards?"

Another step in the slow march towards the "democratization of media" ? I think so.

Unfortunately, the news media in the US is a joke. See my previous posts:

- Fantasy News: The Great Uncyclopedia
- Small Business Offshoring about the WSJ
- Koppel Steps Down: The End for Nightline?

The business of news is business. They're not interested in the truth. Leave it to the poets to go after the truth. See Harold Pinter's Nobel Lecture: The Pen Against the Sword. And of course, we're going to ban the poets from the Republic (following Plato's advice). Did you know that Gabriel Garcia Marquez isn't allowed to step on US soil? Bet you Harold Pinter won't be given a visa either.

Mark Cuban is a foot soldier for a bigger cause than he realizes. He's fighting to preserve integrity and, in the bigger picture, democracy.

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