BatesLine / Whirled controversy on CNN
Today on CNN's Inside Politics with Judy Woodruff, the legal threat to this blog from the Tulsa World made the "Inside Blogs" segment of the show. Here's a link to the show transcript -- the blogs segment is about 1/3 of the way down. The segment featured CNN blog reporter Jacki Schechner and Washington Post media critic Howie Kurtz. Schechner says the story has been "rising all day" in the blogs, and particularly mentions Wizbang's Kevin Aylward, who published the letter he sent to World VP John R. Bair, author of the nastygram.
I liked Howie Kurtz's take on the World's threat:
It sounds like [Bair]'s saying nice little site you got here, it would be a shame if anything happened to it. But, you know, if this blogger is really just picking up bits and pieces from the biggest newspaper in Oklahoma's capital [sic], and putting his own comments on it, everybody does that these days.
I do that every day on WashingtonPost.com. I provide the links. Other news organizations like that because it drives traffic to their sites.
Schechner concluded by saying, "Well, that's what they were saying, that he's linking. And really that's not infringement or anything. So we'll keep an eye on it and see if this gets any bigger."
UPDATE (3/10/2006): CNN.com still has the transcripts to the BatesLine mentions on Inside Politics:
Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: BatesLine / Whirled controversy on CNN.
TrackBack URL for this entry: