A Banner Blogger Day

It is good to be a blogger today with the news that for the first time in a federal court, two of the press seats will be reserved for bloggers. After two years of negotiations with judicial officials across the country, the Media Bloggers Association, a nonpartisan group with about 1,000 members working to extend the powers of the press to bloggers, has won credentials to rotate among members at the trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Part of this Washington Post article is a bit disturbing but accurate and follows below:
"Blogs are first and foremost a conversation, people talking," said Jeff Jarvis, a journalist-turned-blogger who created a forum called BuzzMachine.
Blogs, he said, have a "different biorhythm" where postings that are initially inaccurate or unfair are corrected online through readers comments and updated blog entries. "This is a world," he said, "where you publish first and edit later."

In reality people are looking for their news to be faster and faster. Sometimes they don’t mind inaccuracies if they get the news first and it gets corrected by the community.
While the concept of blogging material that could be potentially incorrect disturbs many, the world is changing.
In the end, the consumer dictates what they want and they have spoken.
This past weekend I was at a birthday party and one of my relatives was thanking another relative because he hooked her on the Perez Hilton blog. She continued “I don’t need to subscribe to People Magazine anymore.” Again, consumers decide what the form of news will be and speed wins.

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  • Seeking Sanity
    January 19, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    I have been made aware that Robert Cox is planning to arrange a seat at the Libby trial for one of his bloggers – a Lance Dutson of
    I have been following Mr Dutson’s blog for some time, and have come to find that most of his accusations appear to be brazenly untrue – untruths about which he has repeatedly been made aware. He has even admitted to knowing this a few times, but these admissions eventually disappear… and off he goes again…
    Robert Cox informs me and others that he has never even read Dutson’s blog. I find this, if true, to be an act of extreme negligience.
    If you do read Dutson’s blog, you will see that the headlines are never corroborated by fact, but rather, the links point only to more of his own accusations, or even to documents which actually CONTRADICT his accusations.
    Apparently, people only read the headlines. And they believe them.
    He appears to get the most gratification out of making searingly vicious personal attacks on total strangers whom he somehow perceives as being enemies.
    He behaves like a web troll, and nothing else but. I find it very difficult to believe that anyone would assign a seat at the Libby trial, and its resultant journalistic credibility, to someone without ever having checked his credentials.
    Web trolls should be eliminated – not elevated.

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