Undermining Democracy, One Cat Picture At a Time
"New Yorker writer George Packer argues that by blurring the line between journalism and pure rant, blogs may not be the best thing for democracy."
Someone explain to me how a truly free press, in which the citizens can have their say, is somehow undemocratic? Just because I'm not making money (the horror! Are you some kinda socialist?) or sucking the president's dick doesn't mean I'm undermining democracy.
It seems the traditional media types are a little scared of us regular folks, since people like Atrios, Kos and Hesiod are doing journalists jobs while the "real" journalists are sipping martinis and reading whatever the White House Hands them. I tell you what, Mr. Packer, if you started doing your fucking job then maybe we bloggers wouldn't have to pick up the slack, defending democracy from the War profiteers and Oligarchs wagging their cash under your nose.