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Mexican President, Vicente Fox Interviewed by Blogger?

Last night I came across a post on Bloggings by Boz which linked to a post in Spanish by Goleech mentioning that Mexican president, Vicente Fox, in what must have been a first, was interviewed by a blogger.

I read through the interview, and though it seemed more than sufficiently believable, I was skeptical of the fact that no there were no comments on the post and that none of the major Mexican weblogs had linked to it. So I emailed Eduardo Arcos of ALT1040 to ask what was going on and he said he would investigate.

This morning he posted a link to the Clarin Weblog on Weblogs which said that President Fox did in fact confirm he was “interviewed by a blogger.” But Arcos adds:

The fact is that the interview with Vicente Fox was done for EnterateHoy.com.mx, which was elaborated (with photos and separated into pages) in this article. Amongst the sections of this site, there is something called “The blog of EnterateHoy” that is a link which takes you too enteratehoy.blogspot.com where there is a transcription of the article.

It seems that it's not just the U.S. where “blog” has become a major buzzword for the major media.

7 comments

  • Hi,

    My name is Mario Campos and I want cleared up that the interview was in effect made for a blog. My blog Enteratehoy (www.enteratehoy.com.mx and http://www.enteratehoy.blogspot.com) is not a “mayor media” as you said, it is the blog at which I publish my political and media everyday opinions. I ask for the interview expressly for my blog and it was not publish in any other printed media.

    If my blog Enterartehoy doesn’t have they typical format is because it has other applications –like press headlines— specially made for this blog, some people download blog applications some like me, designed them or get them from friends. I belive this interview is good news for many bloggers, don´t you?

    I invite you to visit http://www.bitacoras.net and http://www.blogsmexico.com where you can prove that my blog is register as it.

    Regards

    Mario

  • boz

    David, thanks for the link. My follow up post is here: http://bloggingsbyboz.blogspot.com/2005/07/it-depends-on-what-definition-of.html

  • Thank you for your comment Mario. I think much of the confusion comes from the fact that you also write for a well known print publication in Mexico.

    Your interview of President Fox, however is a major step for online, independent media and I hope more readers will soon take advantage of their ability to comment on both your questions and Fox’s responses.

    Congratulations!

  • […] El post de la semana por lejos fue el de Enteratehoy: – enteratehoy que logró una entrevista con el presidente mexicano. Ahora, este tema levantó una polemica bastante interesante, pero tambien sin sentido. Según Eduardo y por lo tanto GlobalVoices: “Pero la entrevista la logró para un site y no para un blog. Porque el autor tiene un site y un blog y solo hizo un refrito”. […]

  • Mario says: “My blog Enterartehoy doesn’t have they typical format is because it has other applications –like press headlines— specially made for this blog, some people download blog applications some like me, designed them or get them from friends. I belive this interview is good news for many bloggers, don´t you?”

    So we should consider CNN, MSNBC, or any media outlet (mainstream or independent) a blog? Don’t think so.

    Also, if EnterateHoy.com.mx is a weblog, why do you have a “EnterateHoy weblog” which links to an outside blog? Mario, why do you need a weblog if you already have one? I have asked this question several times, but it has never been answered.

    Mario said: “I belive this interview is good news for many bloggers, don´t you?”

    Please explain us why.

    On this post comments Mario accepts he was looking for some attention. He maybe got too much and not a good one.

    Finally: Mario seems to believe that any independent media site equals a blog according to this comments.

  • Correction:

    “Finally: Mario seems to believe that any independent media site equals a blog according to this comments.”

    Should be:

    Finally: Mario seems to believe that any independent media site equals a blog according to these comments.

  • Ardillota

    Lalito,
    I don’t understand why you get so pissed off. It is so childish to try to minimize the success of others. For people, like me, that does not have any preference on the two guys. (That means Eduardo or Mario), it is clearly that you are completely biased by your envy. Today is my first time I visit your respective blogs, and it is clear that you are dying of envy. The pathetic reasons that are given for minimizing Mario’s blog are extremely childish. (But, his blog is not as nice as mine!) Come on, grow up!

    I think that Denken has an excellent point in his blog. http://www.uberbin.net/?p=1360 : So far no one lives from its blog, so we are software developers and bloggers, teachers and bloggers. In Mario’s case he is a journalist and a blogger, so he is using his resources as a journalist to make his blog.

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