*You started it.
Here we go:
"..so-called "citizen journalists..". So-called by whom? I don't class myself as a journalist, thankfully. I would take that as his first insult. Activist, perhaps, because I am actively seeking change.
"OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk. But the so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night. "It is fantastic at times but it is not going to replace journalism."
Responding to a question from his audience at Cheltenham Town Hall he added: "Most of the blogging is too angry and too abusive. It is vituperative."
Name calling. What a great way to state your case. That was a mini-rant all on its own. No pimples here. I never got any. At least, not enough to cause me any dismay. I put that down to drinking loads of fresh water when I was a teenager and never ever using pharmaceutical shit on my face. Socially inadequate? Well, I get invited regularly (when abroad) to Embassy/Consulate functions, I regularly speak to crowds of 200 or more at conferences, and several times, when visiting customers in Africa, I am invited to stay with them rather than using a hotel. Slightly seedy? So I like to blog in a pretty frock* and occasionally look at the porn-spam that comes in. So what? My nose is normal, and I don't have a basement. Neither does Mater. The only thing you got right was the seething rage. We by-passed anger quite some time ago. And guess what, Wing-nut? You fucking contribute to it by not doing your job properly. Drunk? Sure. Sometimes. In fact, some of my most popular posts were inspired by the juniper and the grape. Do you never drink? If not I would recommend that you start. Don't stop until you produce something readable.
*Just kidding. I wear a tutu.
"Terrible things are said on line because they are anonymous. People say things on line that they wouldn't dream of saying in person."
I beg to differ. What I say on-line I say in person. This relates to the anger we discussed earlier. I am sick and tired of being shat on. Again, you are part of that defecation. I remain anonymous, mostly, because to sing a different song is to invite attention I don't want at this time. You are Borg. I am becoming unassimilated.
"Marr was giving a talk about how modern technology is rapidly changing the way people receive news and current affairs information."
Your medium is dying, Wing-nut. You spout left-wing bile and suck up to politicians. What else did you expect? I dumped you and your ilk a couple of years ago. I read blogs because I know the writers are giving me more detail, and more perspective, and more honesty than you could ever give. It also allows me to see several sides of the same coin. You show me the side you insist I take as the truth. No thanks.
"He said change is happening frighteningly quickly with newspaper sales slumping as people turn to the internet. It was a sad fact that the media would be employing fewer journalists as sales of hard copies declined, he said. But he believed that we are in a transitional phase and that in future people will be willing to pay for online news and information in the way that they now do for newspapers and magazines."
Now we get down to it. Your job is on the line. After years of lacklustre performances you need a scapegoat. Like all lefties it simply has to be someone else's fault. Not your responsibility, right? Wrong, Wing-nut, quite wrong. Perhaps if you had tried a little harder, more of us would be watching you. I did once, and I was embarrassed at the way you let the politician go just when you had him. A piss-poor performance does not endear you to the nation. Paying for news on-line? Are you serious? It was dire enough when they used dead trees to get the word out. A quick squint at The Times will tell you all you need to know about on-line news and how popular it is. I'd rather have genital warts than pay for on-line bias. You can almost see the tumble-weed. No-one is interested. You "journalists" live in a cut & paste world. Very little news is original. You are lazy bastards. You deserve to be sacked. A spotty teenager can cut & past just as well, if not better than you bozos. Give them the jobs.
"I am spending a lot of money on my iTunes account, I am already buying journalism on line, I am buying information on line, I am buying books on line," he said."
How lovely for you. Read more blogs. Join the real world. It will fry your brain to learn that other people have views. Just because they don't match yours doesn't mean it's a bad thing. Grow up, FFS!
"Even if you are not going [sic] it, your children and your grandchildren will be doing it."
Case in point. Did someone cut & paste your words, or is that typo all your very own?