Which is exactly what Jim Hill said. Jim Hill certainly may not be 100% perfect with his information. And he pissed of a lot of people with his less than positive opinions about "Save Disney." But he's more connected than most of us...The CoP is NOT going away for good any time in the future.
Al Lutz started out as news only, or at least that was the format that was apparent when he started Mouseplanet/the Disneyland Info Guide. Again, my problem isn't with his opinion per se, but rather how he presents it. He hasn't quite mastered the feat in journalism when you are able to eloquently and respectfully report your opinion so that others can enjoyably read it and then make up their mind. He way too often states his opinion as matter-of-fact, and it's at that point where he loses me as a reader.My question is as follows: Since when have either Jim Hill or Al Lutz been a 'news only' site? Answer: Never. At least not in my history with them. So why do people get mad when they arent 'news only'?
But pick up a copy of the sports section and read how those articles are written. They are carefully crafted so as not to blatantly post opinions while still making it extremely interesting. Back in the day, when I took some classes in journalism (thinking I was going to be a journalist..then realizing it paid nothing..lol), the hardest assignments were always the Sports articles because it was a challenge not to make it sound like a blatant editorial.My analogy to this is the sports page. Would you rather have only the box score to look at, or read a story about the game?
I couldn't agree more with ya, however I don't think Al Lutz or Jim Hill see it that way, hence why people often are turned off by their articles. They state their opinion as matter-of-fact and feel that they are the final and only say in the matter. At least that's the feeling that one often gets when reading their articles. Very few times have I seen either one of them conceded or make the disclaimer that they *could* be wrong.Another of my observations and problems with the criticism of these two gentlemen is this: Just because you disagree with someone doesnt make them wrong... it just means they see it different than you. Live with it.
You just offended me!I couldnt agree with you more Sharon.
I guess what irks me is when people use their 'freedom of speech' to bash others whenever they wish. Now Im not saying that you did this, but disneyphilip did (IMO).