H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights was on a panel with deadspin blogger Will Leitch to discuss the future of Journalism and about how the face of sports media is changing. That didn’t happen though.
What was supposed to be an intelligent, adult conversation turned into nothing more than an old guy crying about how bloggers are idiots.
“This guy, whether we like it or not, is the future,” Bissinger said, while pointing his finger at Leitch. “The future in the hands of guys like you is really going to dumb us down to a degree that I don’t think we can recover from.”
Of course he has no source of information, he didn’t know the difference between a blog post and a blog comment and honestly, I’d be surprised if he has ever actually read a blog in his life.
This is just another example of an old white guy who is angry about the fact that the world is changing and that there are more voices out there now to compete with. In the past, it was nothing but old white guys talking to other old white guys and Bryant Gumbell, but now the youth of this nation have a voice. Nevermind appreciating that there is more room for discussion and the fact that the people actually love it, they’d rather go on rants where they make themselves look like idiots.
I commend Leitch for maintaining his composure and not sinking to this guys level. It only made him look worse.
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