Nicked from Iain Dale:
"Most citizen journalism strikes me as nothing to do with journalism at all. 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. OK – the country is full of very angry people. Many of us are angry people at times. Some of us are angry and drunk. But the so-called citizen journalism is the spewings and rantings of very drunk people late at night."Andrew Marr at the Cheltenham Literary Festival
If the 'professional' journalists, such as Andrew Marr, did their job properly, the case could be made that bloggers would not be necessary.
Andrew Marr is a prime example of the self-important, self-opinionated, politician's teat-sucking journalist that brings the (so-called) profession, of which he claims to be a member, into such disrepute. One can only trust the BBC disowns itself from Marr's remarks - but I won't hold my breath!
Methinks a public apology is due, Marr!