Thursday, August 14, 2008
Plaintalker was never meant to replicate news stories in the print media. At present, the Courier News virtually owns the Muhlenberg story and will continue to do so. This blog began to cover redevelopment issues and other topics that were not being covered closely in the newspapers.
Seeing these images this afternoon on the Plainfield Public Library's slide show of city postcards reminded me that I need to clarify Plaintalker's role vis-a-vis the hospital closing. Other blogs, such as Save Muhlenberg and Jerry Green's Page, are presenting information that augments or disseminates online what is in the print media. Plaintalker now has an archive of nearly 1,250 blog posts on many city issues that never made the print media or only did after Plaintalker broke the story.
So please realize that this blog has its own purpose. All the blogs have added a dimension to understanding Plainfield, each in its own way. Except for the aggregators who link to the work of others, blogs were never meant to be a hall of mirrors.