His reply? "For lack of a better word."
Immediately, this guy made my shit list with a bullet.
"Actually, I am a journalist," he said with a straight face.
"Journalists can be bloggers and bloggers can be journalists," I told him, instead of punching him in the mouth.
"Not really," he countered. "You see, journalists report facts, and bloggers write opinion."
I sipped again my vodka and soda.
"Plenty of bloggers report without adding opinion, and film critics and columnists--journalists--write mainly opinion," I countered.
Soon after, Brock returned, and I told him about my conversation.
"Now I'm pissed," he said.
Brock is a professional blogger who excels at both reporting and opinion. He and other people who blog as a career have every reason to be pissed.
Blogger is not a bad word. Don't let journalists convince you otherwise.