A bad week for all bloggers, not just me

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This week has been a bad week for all bloggers, not just me.

As Andrew Beaujon of the Poynter Institute notes, President Obama lumped bloggers in with lobbyists among those who “profit from conflict” in Washington, D.C.

“How business is done in this town has to change,” Obama said during a press conference. He later added: “All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict.”

President Obama wasn’t the only major figure with not so kind words for bloggers. On Tuesday, Beaujon writes, Martha Stewart railed against the blogosphere.

Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine,” Stewart told Stephanie Ruhle. “Bloggers create kind of a popularity, but they are not the experts and we have to understand that.”

Ouch!

Of course, I did the blogosphere no favor by declaring dead a congressman who was still very much alive and kicking.

I guess it’s back to mom’s basement for the lot of us.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.