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Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Blogs can be cool and all -I wouldn't do one if I didn't think so- but I just do not get pieces like Paul Andrews' "News by the People, for the People," which appeared last week at Online Journalism Review. How exactly are blogs going to compete with the established media when bloggers do very little reporting and get most of their information from the media they decry?
And then there is this passage, "Ultimately, the mainstream media will likely continue to cover enfranchised sources, and online media will continue to empower the disenfranchised."
The mainstream media do mostly cover those in power, and that is a problem. But it is a mistake to think most bloggers have any interest at all in covering the disenfranchised. As far as I can see, most of the bloggers who comment on politics revel in power and love to mock those who critique power and its uses. (Occasionally they even make logical arguments against these critics.)