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10-02-2012, 08:33 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: the only real difference between bloggers and journalists is corporate backing. Functionally, they're pretty much the same. The clout that mainstream journalism still enjoys is based on history. Journalists have no bar association, no license, no official ethics committee oversight, etc.

To deride bloggers, who are really echoing the start of traditional journalism online, simply because they use a different medium and don't represent the old guard is both ignorant and shortsighted. I delight in people like KPD, Cafardo, PeteAbe, et al. getting spanked on Twitter. The press is finally becoming answerable to the people once again. It's fun watching them squirm.

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