Hockey Wars: The Blogosphere vs. Mainstream Media

Steve Dangle
August 20 2014 06:52PM

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Guy with bad haircut tries to break down the seemingly never-ending war between the hockey blogosphere and the mainstream media.


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Steve Dangle has a YouTube channel with over 3 million views and is the co-host of the Steve Dangle Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud. Steve has also worked for CBC, the NHL Network, Leafs TV, Nike, the KHL, and most of all, the Toronto Zoo. stevedangle.com
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#51 BrewGuy
August 23 2014, 12:16PM
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Another thought:

Bloggers are, in general, not required to follow the same code of conduct that the general media has to. I'm forced to wonder if the way some bloggers communicate could be the problem.

Take guys like @mlse and @felixpotvin on Twitter. Both very knowledgable guys, both big Leaf fans, both very good writers, but both also will have no issue ridiculing those that they deem stupid on Twitter (whether they're right or not).

I'd argue that, for better or worse, you'd never see a mainstream media person say some of the things bloggers do (unless they're extremely upset, and even then when it happens they get in a bunch of trouble). Meanwhile, bloggers don't have this problem at all.

Perhaps the fact that it's not, strictly speaking, a level communication field that's part of the problem? Just a theory.

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#52 Andy
August 23 2014, 01:01PM
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BrewGuy wrote:

Another thought:

Bloggers are, in general, not required to follow the same code of conduct that the general media has to. I'm forced to wonder if the way some bloggers communicate could be the problem.

Take guys like @mlse and @felixpotvin on Twitter. Both very knowledgable guys, both big Leaf fans, both very good writers, but both also will have no issue ridiculing those that they deem stupid on Twitter (whether they're right or not).

I'd argue that, for better or worse, you'd never see a mainstream media person say some of the things bloggers do (unless they're extremely upset, and even then when it happens they get in a bunch of trouble). Meanwhile, bloggers don't have this problem at all.

Perhaps the fact that it's not, strictly speaking, a level communication field that's part of the problem? Just a theory.

I used to think that too.

And then I saw Steve Simmons callJames Mirtle a ball-less coward. After referring to Cam Charron as a weasel.

Yeah, glass houses or something.

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#53 Wanye
August 23 2014, 04:55PM
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That was a great watch. Well played Steve.

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