March 07, 2005

3/7 - Blogamosis: They're everywhere, they're everywhere

So last Thursday night Rob Cordry on The Daily Show did a great segment on "bloggers" -- all about how any chump in the world now can become a "journalist" just by opening up a website, developing a persona, and starting up their own "blog" (and one of those chumps would be me). And now this morning comes news in the NY Times that the first blogger has been added to the White House press corps. What does it mean? That the public is tired of polished, smoothed out, highly edited, highly contrived, highly schemed producing and packaging of "the news" and desperately seeks to hear "human voices" speaking directly and honestly from the source of events. Which is not a panacea, but certainly a good thing.

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Invasion of the Bloggy Snatchers

Posted by Randy Olson at March 7, 2005 09:14 AM