Archive - Feb 1, 2005

A historical perspective on mommy blogging

Today, as I blogged surfed, I came across this rant about the New York Times article about ‘Mommy Blogging’.

I posted the following comment there, and I am narcissistic enough to share it here.

"My son’s life was not frivolous"

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

In today’s New York Times, Robert Pear writes: “that four television networks had turned down its request to run an advertisement opposing President Bush's effort to clamp down on medical malpractice lawsuits.” He noted that the “networks said the advertisement violated their standards for advertising on controversial issues.”

By doing so, the fourth estate is failing its duties to promote public discourse about the issues that are most important to all Americans.