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10-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Nightslyr View Post
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.
Quoted for truth.

The old media is experiencing a long overdue rude awakening. People now have other reliable sources of news. Instead of being afraid of the new media old media should rise to the challenge and prove to us why their methods of delivering the news are better rather than just saying so.

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