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The problem with YouTube…

You can’t be bothered writing a thousand words; after all you leave on holiday tonight. What can you do?

Make a video and paste it on YouTube! Quick and easy.Pity that within minutes of posting it, YouTube take it down.

http://timescorrespondents.typepad.com/charles_bremner/2008/07/post-5.html
FAIL! 

The truth…

I maybe odd but hasn’t he just shot himself and his profession here?Every article has to have a single point of view, and in this case it has to fit with the general preconception of the subject! He can’t find”news” as defined as something, he has to print a confirmation of what we already know.And the point of the press is?

“One of the good things about blogs is that they allow you to add nuance. In the news business, there is little space to tell a story. To earn the limited slot you usually have to stick with one angle. That’s a preface for expanding a little on the article we wrote in the newspaper today on France’s embrace of New World methods for selling its wine.The story fits into the classic category of “French tradition surrenders to superior Anglo-Saxon forces”. The enlightened reader smiles at another Gallic retreat in the face of globalisation but feels a twinge of regret that obstinate French excellence is again compromising with the modern world.The reality is a little more complicated.”Charles Bremner – Times Online – WBLG: France fights back with better wine