This is my favorite part:
So we're much faster, we're much more reliable, we're much more accurate.. Of the last three statements, only the first is even arguably true, although the first is actually disproven by Hewitt's example. How did anyone get Boxer's statements? Well, I saw them aired on CNN, followed by transcripts posted on news sites. How dumb do you have to be to declare that you're reporting something faster than the people you're getting reports from?
What Jesse leaves out of this post is that it's only the right wing bloggers who are obsessed with the notion that blogs are "self-correcting" and "more accurate than the MSM" [argh, please kill that acronym] and "big media's being destroyed by bloggers!!!" and "I'm not a blogger I'm a freelance distributed journalist" and "Bl0gggerzzz r00l!"
While left wing bloggers are highly critical of the media, it's rarely in that self-aggrandizing and demonstrable false kind of way.
blogging's great, but get over yourselves.