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Romenesko

I admit sour grapes play a part of my increasing peevishness toward Romensko . He poses as some sort of quasi-official clearing house for “media industry news, commentary, and memos.” But he seems to think media criticism from the Right is somehow illegtimate. I never really noticed or cared until Andrew Sullivan started making a stink about it. But when I wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal defending the media blitz in the wake of the Columbia disaster, Romenesko didn’t link to it — even though he’d been linking to all sorts of other pieces on the subject, including from tiny papers and the like. I thought it was a pretty unconventional take on the whole thing and you don’t often see conservatives defending the establishment media during a feeding frenzy. Anyway, nada from him. Then this week OpinionJournal ran my review of the Alterman book and, again, radio silence. Since then a bunch of people have sending me emails about how he’s little more than a clipping service for the establishment, gitchy-goo, eat-your-spinach journalism crowd. I haven’t paid enough attention to judge that in the past, but I’m certainly coming to the same conclusion.

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