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It’s been a tough media week for bloggers. Thursday President Obama said members of this profession were among those who “profit from conflict” in Washington, D.C., (which he also called “this town”, h/t @MarkLeibovich).
“How business is done in this town has to change,” Obama said during a press conference. He later added: “All of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict.
It gets worse: On Tuesday Martha Stewart railed against bloggers. “Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine,” she told Stephanie Ruhle. “Bloggers create kind of a popularity, but they are not the experts and we have to understand that.”
Full disclosure: This professional blogger used to work at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as a copy editor.