Friday, November 09, 2007

A Lighthearted Sign-Off to the Wide Open Debate

My last post hopefully exhausts what I can add to the debate. Except one thing; we need to add to the Urban Dictionary. Since MSM organs are adding bloggers, this probably won't be the last time this happens, just like doocing continued long after the first blogger was dooced. So we need a name for it.

Technically, this was not a doocing. Jeff didn't get fired from his job for posting about his job. Blogging was his job and he got fired for . . . well that's the subject of the controversy, I suppose. He got fired because ownership was uncomfortable with the mis en scene in some way, we know that.

So what to call it? The term "dooce" comes from the name of the blog of the first dooced blogger. Well no part of "Ohio Daily" will work for a slang term. Similarly, Jeff's name doesn't really work.

Then it came to me.

I proposed that any time a blogger is fired by a mainstream media outlet because the blogger somehow stepped outside management's comfort zone, we say that blogger was "sammied."