Blogger's Posting Removed - Who Cares?

Over at The Beachwood Reporter, independent blogger Steve Rhodes says that he has had some content taken down
from his paid NBC Chicago blog -- including some incidental content
about Michael Scott's death-- and has quit the gig in response to what
he perceives as editorial meddling.  Michael Miner and Vocalo/WBEZ have
followed up on the controversy.

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What do you think? Do you care how internal editorial and business decisions are made before the news gets to your eyeballs, or not?  It's a big deal for those of us who produce content -- especially commentary and analysis -- but I have a big feeling that readers don't really care about it that much.  (Remember when Catalyst took down my post about Ron Huberman revealing his sexual orientation the week after he was confirmed?) 

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  • I care. I expect a professional editorial team to discuss content and duke it out, but to land on the side of publishing as much true and important information as possible, even if uncomfortable. If those discussions end in censorship, that's not good for our society.

  • Does Rhodes know that Al Sanchez' wife is the incompetent and unqualified principal of Washington HS? Daley got the Alderman there to get her hired at the schol, so that AL would have health insurance and an income. Daley loves this guy and helps him.
    Sorry to see Rhodes leave--will not be the same without him. Shame on them for chasing him out. he was a good rep for them.

  • I care when a young person can be harmed by poor editing/poor decision to post. I care. To what good end is that? A thought for Christmas Eve.

  • I would rather ignore that you brought up the subject of Mr. Huberman's sexuality again. I don't agree with many of his decisions at CPS. However, I am still offended that the editorial staff allowed you a simple warning (ala Perez Hilton) a few days after you posted the website of someone called longshavedcock where there was a homophobic and pornographic diatribe featuring Mr. Huberman. So much for lofty ideas about "content, commentary and analysis".

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