We’ve often talked of the mainstream media here (MSM) and compared their efforts at blogging to watching your parents dance to rock and roll music. Well, the AFL-CIO has gone one better, generating an image of maybe your grandparents dancing to rock and roll music — or rap.
To show that they are indeed hip, that they are indeed down with all that, the AFL-CIO started a blog a few weeks ago. You can see it by going to this site. However, as our old friend Jonathan Tasini points out (we always go check out Jonathan’s blog on matters having to do with the AFL-CIO), it is “a disappointment”. Why? Says Tasini:
“The …AFL-CIO … ‘blog’ appears to me to be no different than the rest of the site: it’s simply offering information (which is fine) but it prevents debate–a long-time hallmark of the AFL-CIO’s culture that pre-dates the Sweeney Administration. No one can post comments. You’re simply asked to absorb more propaganda and be interested in a one-way conversation.”
We’d have to agree with Jonathan Tasini on this. So while we’d like to welcome the AFL-CIO to the blogosphere, we really can’t, since they’re not really there yet. What do you think? Click below to comment…..
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