Facts are hard for some. A perfect example of that is Fox News contributor Juan Williams. As Twitchy reported last night, Juan Williams extolled the virtues of “real journalists” while slamming “just bloggers.” This didn’t sit well with all those who live outside of the self-aggrandizing media bubble. His remarks caused a firestorm on Twitter last night and it is carrying through this afternoon.
— JeanneBodine (@jeannebodine) June 14, 2012
— Joe Last Chance (@jlastc) June 14, 2012
#justablogger is what newspapers and networks tell you to protect their business model.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 14, 2012
Now Twitter users are attempting to teach Mr. Williams what these “just a blogger” folks actually do.
— Jason Hart (@jasonahart) June 14, 2012
— Thomas (@RegisterJr) June 14, 2012
— Kevin Oberg (@kevinsoberg) June 14, 2012
— Sara Johnson (@sarafeed) June 14, 2012
Remember that one, “real journalists?” We do. Andrew Breitbart was “just a blogger.” Unlike the Better Than You alleged journalists, he understood the power of citizen journalism and blogging. He also knew that there was an overwhelming need for it, due to the abysmal performance of “real journalists.” These reputed journalists just keep proving him right.
— Pam Besteder (@pambesteder) June 14, 2012
— Joe Bridges (@joebobtexas) June 14, 2012
— Mike Wensyel (@wensyel) June 14, 2012
Since twitter was founded- do we even need REAL REPORTERS anymore- cause I ALWAYS hear it from TWITTER ARMY & BLOGGERS FIRST! #justablogger
— Tommy B. (@thomas15254) June 14, 2012
Thank you to each and everyone of you who are #justablogger
— Robyn Magnuson (@jodyhome) June 14, 2012
We’ll take “just a blogger” over the lapdog media any day, thank you. “Just bloggers” do the jobs that the media refuse to do.