I admit it. I was one of them. Those people who see what Michael Arrington and TechCrunch did, how they wielded their power to influence other sites, startups, and large corporations. As a former newspaper journalist, I despised him, the site, and everything about it.
Journalists will hate hearing this. Bloggers will hate it even more. I’m to the point where I’m starting to hate myself for thinking it.
Michael Arrington has some good points about TechCrunch, CrunchFund, his role in blogging/journalism, and the conflicts of interest (or lack thereof) in having his cake and eating it, too.