Thursday, September 28, 2006

Are Publishers really 'idiots'

FoxNews has made YouTube remove an interview with Bill Clinton - drawing condemnation from media blogger Jeff Jarvis, reports Journalism.co.uk.



Instead of housing the interview the YouTube now carries the message:

"This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Fox News Network, LLC because its content was used without permission."

Media commentator Jeff Jarvis was quick to condemn the act, in a posting to Buzzmachine titled 'Idiots', he wrote:

"FoxNews takes the Bill Clinton interview down from YouTube. Fools. They would be getting a whole new audience. They'd be even more part of the conversation.

Jeff is of course just talking sense. The news from publishing over the last month is one of just pure lack of understanding.