A recent exchange with a simian tête-de-cul commenter at Roger's Place resulted in his espousing the sentiment that "real" journalism is not practiced by bloggers. Leaving aside trying to define of "real" journalism (do you have to have a gold plated set of anonymous sources to practice?) I started looking around to see what was happening at various places of high repute that I am wont to visit.
I came accross this series of three separate pieces which continue an investigation that the Baron began some time ago. I had never heard of Jamaat-ul-Fuqra prior to reading his first two pieces and had certainly never heard of Tablighi Jamaat. The material that the Baron is assembling is somewhat troubling but even more troubling is the lack of coverage in the dying media.
Real investigative journalism is being practiced all of the time on blogs. Reading Baron's series leaves no doubt of that. Just as reading the general press leaves no doubt that it is undergoing a slow transition to complete stasis.
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