Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Comment on Muhlenberg Coverage

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.
Any comments?
--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous toby said...

hi bernice,
pretty cool the old postcards.matter of fact i got one,bought it on ebay.great blog,keep it up*_*

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Whatever you write. Thank you.

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Katherine Watt said...

Keep up the good work Bernice.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the NON Screaming Headline stories of Plainfield [ok to throw in the North part of us down on Somerset Street also]

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except for one which describes meetings to find a buyer for MMRC as "excrement".

Excrement? To try to save lives is excrement?

We now know who the Plainfield Swiftboat representatives are now.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Dottie Gutenkauf said...

The "excrement" description is from another blogger--not Bernice. She is much too savvy and professional to pull stuff like that.

10:51 AM  

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