Deadspin pretty much has this story covered to a T, so go read the story there. But yes, Stephen A. Smith does not think blogs deserve a place on Earth either. Conlin and Smith would make strange bedfellows wouldn't they? A choice quote from Screamin' A.:
And when you look at the internet business, what's dangerous about it
is that people who are clearly unqualified get to disseminate their
piece to the masses. I respect the journalism industry, and the fact of
the matter is ...someone with no training should not be allowed to have
any kind of format whatsoever to disseminate to the masses to the level
which they can. They are not trained. Not experts."
Wha?!? Huh? Wait... did I say WHA? I'm sure he'll live and he can just go back to finger pecking his columns away on his Blackb... oh wait, he doesn't write for the Inquirer anymore. Poor Stephen.