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  • 'Pajama People' a Fresh Alternative in Journalism (FR Mentioned in Philly Inquirer)

    09/26/2004 7:31:13 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 43 replies · 5,871+ views
    Journalists tend to be liberal Democrats from middle class families with some education, few spend time with blue collar workers, people in the military or people of religious faith. Bloggers are true to the old journalism adage, 'If your mother says she loves you, check it out.'On the internet, nobody knows youre anything. So you have to prove that you are worth reading a believing by providing links to source material or to your credentials and by making sense. CBS remained clueless. A former CBS vice president Jon Klein sneered at the critics, 'You couldn't have a starker contrast between...
  • TIME MAG: 'THE BLOGGERS-HOW TO KNOCK DOWN A STORY' (Print Version Includes Buckhead Pic)

    09/21/2004 4:16:55 PM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 167 replies · 7,043+ views
    Time.com ^ | "Posted September 27, 2004" | Joshua Macht, et al
    Posted Sunday, September 27, 2004 Having caught the scent of a juicy story from the MSM (mainstream media) to bite into, the bloggers were waiting to pounce like a pack of hounds behind the butcher shop. On Sept. 7, the day before the CBS broadcast, left-leaning blog talkingpointsmemo.com announced that 60 Minutes was to air "documents that shed light on Bush's guard service or lack thereof." The following afternoon, bloggers at freerepublic.com, a conservative website, began anticipating the coverage with comments such as, "CBS should have to register as a Democrat [campaign organization]." Minutes into the broadcast, another Free Republic...
  • MEDIA: Bloggers' 'Moment' Doesn't Make for a Revolution

    09/19/2004 5:42:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 120 replies · 2,123+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Ben Wasserstein is a writer in New York.
    NEW YORK — Early morning Sept. 11, a poster on the conservative Free Republic website exulted, "[A]ll of us can say we were there when a few people from Free Republic kicked CBS and Kerry ass." The John Kerry part may or may not come to pass, but there is little doubt that a few people using their computers certainly gave CBS News and anchor Dan Rather a beating. Right-wing blogs — "blog" is short for web log — and forums such as Power Line, Little Green Footballs and Free Republic were the first to question the authenticity of four...