WaPo calls bloggers the secret police

From Scripting News

A picture named hammer.gifTina Brown: “Bloggers are the new Stasi,” or the East German secret police during the Cold War.

They actually ran this piece in the Washington Post. The reporters have had a free ride all our lives, the only ones watching them were other reporters. Accountability, of which today’s reporters have just the tiniest portion of, will improve journalism and politics, and will shake out the lazy ones, the ones who think that visibility is equivalent to totalitarianism.

For WaPo to equate bloggers will secret police shows how utterly out of touch they are, how terrified they are of accountability, and how they don’t want their cozy little insular class system upset by those not beholden to them. Pathetic.