As bloggers become the media

MarketWatch: Why the bloggers frighten me (a little) — Commentary: I still can’t trust them to be accurate or fair.

The danger is that bloggers are going to embrace the worst aspects of tabloids. That means, as the saying goes, they’ll throw their content against a wall, and if it sticks, they’ll publish it, no matter how wild or trivial it might be.


Ultimately, the best of the bloggers are as legitimate as their print counterparts at newspapers and magazines – and they’re performing a public service by beating their peers to big stories. They can offer just about as much immediacy as radio and television news outlets, and that keeps traditional media on their toes.

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