Thursday, January 13, 2005

Philip Meyers explains the Power of Blog and changing mainstream media (MSM) in a USA Today opinion piece. He starts with bloggers holding MSM feet to the fire pointing out typeface discrepancies in documents supposedly showing President Bush avoided responsibilites while serving in uniform.

What gives bloggers their power is not their access to information but their ability to put it on the public agenda. After the broadcast, when CBS posted the documents on the Internet to back up its story, the hue and cry of the bloggers could not be ignored.

Standards weren't always so high.

You, gentle reader, are the reason for higher standards. Yes, it takes blogs. But without readers to hold someone's feet to the fire,


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