I came across this very interesting comment by the British Journalist Andrew Marr ” The business of funding digging journalists is important to encourage. It cannot be replaced by bloggers who don’t have access to politicians, who don’t have easy access to official documents, who aren’t able to buttonhole people in power.”
To some extent he's correct ,the part where he begins with, about digging journalists , further more I found his remarks "A lot of bloggers seem to be socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting. They are very angry people," he told the Cheltenham Literary Festival. To me , as a student of journalism and a blogger this stance of Mr .Marr's is absolutely appalling and inconsiderate, yes , some social media bloggers who are using this platform to spread propaganda, disinformation, sensationalism, and alot more , but so is the mainstream media, where Fake news & misrepresentation , mud slinging is a norm by the men and women with french manicure and fancy suits . The inadequate, pimpled young lad might be spreading lies for few penneys, to float , but those in suits ,working for huge media corporations make millions for deceiving the masses , yellow journalism and propaganda. It's amusing to read that since the bloggers don't have access to the politicians or official documents , their efforts , analysis or opinion is useless , because we're not prancing around the corridors of Westminster or shaking hands with the ministers. Here I'll add ,After Andrew Marr said goodbye to BBC , he commented, ‘I want to go back to being a gum-shoe reporter with a pen and a notepad in my pocket wandering the halls of Westminster, and finally be able to say and write what I really think,’ he said , for him, his opinions are important, he cannot compromise on that , he trusts his information and the source, but any diligent blogger is not a journalist according to him , that's impertinence. When as a journalist ,he knows well how difficult is it to do research, find sources and share it with the world and taking responsibility for it . Most bloggers share the message of the mainstream media journalists in a much better way , with extra sources and information. Blogging is not just activity for cauliflowers nose young ones,but there are writers with perfect skin & nose and eyes deeper than the sea , seeing the world and trying to share the truth .