Wednesday, September 03, 2008

More on Mikko

More from Marianne Mikko, the MEP behind the blog report below. Good reminder why this gal should not be allowed anywhere near regulating the media or the internet.

From EUobserver a while back:

"We do not need to know the exact identity of bloggers. We need some credentials, a quality mark, a certain disclosure of who is writing and why. We need this to be able to trust and rely on the source."

"The Economist is a valuable brand, its articles are trusted by readers without contributors having to reveal their names. If there is a way to validate the best bloggers the same way that publishing in the Economist validates its writers, it should be done."

"It is clear that a Harvard professor of international relations is likely to treat, for instance, the Middle East peace process or European integration in an educated and balanced manner. The same trust cannot be put in a radical high school student from Gaza or a Eurosceptic who has never been out of his village"

"The reader should know why this or that blogger should be trusted on a particular issue."

So eurosceptics are like radical Palestinians and have probably never left their villages.

Charming.

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