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Robert Scoble - Welcome to the world of "Journalism" Tina Brown style.... DC and NYC pols/journalists FEEL your pain.... Pure Douchechills Inc.
 
Who is this Dan Lyons jerk anyway? Seems to be in a lot of crap lately.

So anyhow Dan, we have our own Jerks, you can just go away now. Thanks.
 
The topic of journalism and what may (or may not) be happening in tech journalism related to impartiality and conflict of interest is a good point of discussion.

From that perspective I'm glad Dan got this conversation going. But Dan's headline writing style and use of incendiary accusations (and link baiting) to generate attention and page views, seems awfully insincere. Don't throw bricks in glass houses and all that.

When I've heard +Dan Lyons on TWIT or read his posts I get the impression he's a good writer (and his fakestevejobs piece is still great in my mind). But his recent Silicon Valley bitch slap (although funny) was just a cry for attention. He lost his central message by using the style and method of an Internet copywriter (which is part of my profession) in place of journalism.

I don't buy what Dan is selling because the guilt by association method he is using isn't worthy of his article's headline, tone or content.

Dan, you're losing more credibility all the time. I think you should model the ethical behavior that you want to see in the world. Go forth and write good stuff, make interesting points, and if you're going to throw people under the bus, use your ample skill to do a better job of it. Picking on Scoble for traffic generation is just weak.

And +Robert Scoble - I'm glad you defended yourself. Well done.
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