Blogging the war
We write about them, they write about us… it’s very meta! Ruth Eglash of the Jerusalem Post talks to several bloggers, Israeli and Lebanese, to get their take on the impact of blogging and its affect on the general media mix covering the war. They even saw fit to interview one Dave Abitbol, aka Mr. Style, aka Mr. Class, aka ck of Jewlicious. Read it here, it’s a pretty good article, even if it is the Jerusalem Post.
Here’s some of what this Dave person had to say:
“It’s a war and a theater aimed at manipulating the media,” says Abitbol… “The mass media focuses on the war itself – the soldiers, the explosives, the rockets and the victims – blogs bring the conflict into perspective,” he says. Blogging in the context of conflict allows people to “humanize the war…. It is a lot harder to hate someone you can relate to on a human level.”
Ruth Eglash rocks! Not a single distorted, inaccurate or taken out of context quote. Sweet.