NY Times’ Bill Keller on Those Who Critique the Media: “oxpeckers who ride the backs of pachyderms, feeding on ticks”

Chris O’Shea reports on a strange reaction by New York Times managing editor Bill Keller on news aggregators and those who critique the media. Quite a hypocritical perspective by Keller when considering The New York Times is in the aggregation game itself. For more on that, please read: “New York Times Backs News-Aggregation Software Company” http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/09/28/new-york-times-backs-news-aggregation-software-company/ and “Techmeme founder: WSJ, NYT are aggregators” http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10215444-93.html

In his upcoming column for The New York Times Magazine, Bill Keller takes aim at sites like FishbowlNY, and shoots to kill. He rips the media at large for creating a culture that allows aggregating sites to flourish, and even says that Arianna Huffington once aggregated him in person:

Continue reading:

http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlny/bill-keller-attacks-the-huffington-post-aggregation_b29900

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