Tuesday, November 15, 2005

DC seems pretty hip to blogs

I guess I shouldn't be at all surprised, given that the political blogging around the 2004 campaign was a big part of what brought blogging to the forefront over the last year.

I do get the impression from talking to various folks here that they see much more of the negative impact/ramifications of blogs than the opportunity for the positive.

Again, no big surprise, given the WaPo's generally negative take on blogs. Just on one small page section in yesterday's WaPo they managed to feature 3 little items that generally dissed blogs. (I'll see if I can find and post the links when I get home.)

Typical stuff: just a bunch of talk, echo chamber, blog mob type complaints.

I'm not sure why they don't see the slight contradiction in blaming blogs for being all talk and then turning around and blaming blogs for being action-oriented enough to be blamed for Rather's downfall, Lott's downfall, etc. etc.

Must just be me though, huh?

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