“As a journalist with feet (or arms) in both the world of traditional media and the world of blogs, Iâ€™m well acquainted with the reputation that journalists have â€” and this exchange doesnâ€™t do anything to help that. Itâ€™s ironic that a man who has been described by Mr. Cuban as ‘a paranoid fool’ actually comes off looking better than a reporter from a respected newsmagazine.
“Ironically, the approach Mr. Byrne took by posting the email and his comments has been used before by his nemesis Mr. Cuban. These examples are a warning to journalists everywhere â€” you no longer have the high ground (if you ever did), so you had better tread carefully, or your flaws will be exposed for all to see.”
Unlike a lot of business journalists I have talked to in the past few days, Ingram understands this issue better than most.