I just listened to Mike Gallagher spend five minutes ripping into bloggers on his radio show. He started out by talking about the Jeff Gannon scandal, calling him a "creepy guy." Gallagher went on the say that it is the "blogging atmosphere" that allowed the Gannon scandal to happen.
He said that bloggers are a bunch of "geeky losers in their basements cranking out crap on a computer" and that blogging provides "power for freak-shows to harass and destroy individuals."
"I am worried about this trend of legitimizing bloggers," Gallagher said.
He then went on to reveal his ignorance of how blogs work by saying that bloggers send out "thousands and thousands" of emails to people whether they like it or not.
Gallagher continued, "I am not enamored with the bloggers... I think it is a breeding ground for a lot of bad, bad things."
Gallagher stated what really bothers him about blogging is that "anybody can do it."
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Well, I went to Gallagher's Web site and looked around.
He offers some stuff for free, but he has some content that you got to pay to get to. And I'm not breaking out the old Visa card and coughing up $49.95 to hear it. Or to read the stuff he has posted in the premium section.
Gallagher made his warnings about bloggers, about how anyone can do it, about how he's worried about (the) trend of legitimizing bloggers, and the like. But I noticed something about his Website.
He has a blog. And it's on the "Gallagher Gold" section ... the part you must pay to access!
Seems that Gallagher was right about blogging: It's bad that "anybody can do it."