Monday, October 11, 2004

Bloggers have no fear

Bloggers will tread where newspapers refuse to go and that may be a big thing in whether they upstage traditional journalists or not. Journalists have this fear about reprisal if they make a mistake. They need sources and those couldbe snuffed out if they make someone mad. Bloggers seem not to care who they get mad or anger. They're not afraid of a source drying up because they don't use sources, except for links that someone else has painfully created. they use someone else's sweat and tears for their own benefit. But hey, as long as they get what they want. As long as they can lambaste someone and take refuge in the Internet. So be it. A journalist can run, but not hide. The journalist worries about reputation. Something a blogegr doesn't worry about because they usually don't have one. No, a blogger seems to enjoy cutting and running. A journalist is anchored. He can't run. If he cuts, he/she is probably going to get cut themself. No, a blogegr can do, say and go over the boundary of righteousness to write what they want. That's the power of the Internet. The pen is mightier than the sword, but a lawsuit is something of an intimidator to a journalist.


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